Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Coldplay | Viva La Vida | three versions . . .

With Chris Martin:

With Lyrics so you can sing along:

PS22 Chorus .. Thanks to Deanna.

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Benjamin Franklin Money and Lending Quote . . .

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he would definitely be blogging about the financial crisis and the credit crunch!

This quote is from Poor Richard's Almanack. Very timely, isn't it?

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Margaret Mead Quote . . .

Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
American anthropologist whose great fame owed as much to the force of her personality and her outspokedness as it did to the quality of her scientific work.

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Random images that caught my eye . . .

Each one can be enlarged.

I couldn't possibly pick a favorite.

Really like the last one called Victorian London.

Source: pixdaus

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Plant your tulip bulbs now . . .

This article was published in May 2008 showing the Dutch bulb fields photographed from the air.

The photo above shows six million tulips coming into flower. The bulbs were planted in late October and early November and are ready to be picked in May. They are sold as bunches of cut flowers in floral shops and supermarkets. More than three billion tulips are grown each year and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany.

Their dazzling colors are thanks to the years in the 17th century when Tulipmania swept the globe and the most eye-catching specimens changed hands for a small fortune.

This colorful landscape is a short-lived phenomenon. When the flowers are gone, the land will be cultivated for vegetables.

Enjoy your Sunday. Don't these photos make you want to plant bulbs? I have to stick with daffodils because the deer have eaten every tulip I ever planted. Boo Hoo.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Defend Equality ~ Love Unites | must see . . .



The poster above illustrates Keith Olbermann's compelling video. Once you start watching you will not be able to turn away. This is the best thing I have ever seen from him. Please watch...you will not be sorry.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Pollen mixture magnified through an electron microscope . . .

Pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower, morning glory, hollyhock, lily, primrose and caster bean. The largest one at center is nearly 100 microns wide (human hair is approximately 100 microns thick). (Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility ~ Dartmouth College)

Now I know why honey bees are so fond of pollen---because it is so beautiful!

Please visit The Big Picture for a fascinating 32-photo essay entitled
Peering into the Micro World.

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My favorite quote by William Morris . . .

A page torn from an old Good Housekeeping magazine.

William Morris 1834-1896
British writer, designer, artist and socialist.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The trials and tribulations of living with a cat . . .

Cold and rainy here.

Brrr! Shiver.

Considering a nap.

Or a movie.

Or a cup of tea.

The aristocratic cat in the photo would never resort to the tactics of the cat in the video.

Just something silly to amuse you until my creative juices start flowing again.

Also experimenting with a new arrangement of photo and text. I wonder how it will look when uploaded? UPDATE: I didn't nap or watch a movie or drink tea...raked leaves instead! Hooray.

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Trees are your best antiques . . .

Alexander Smith, (1830-1867) Scottish Poet

My photograph. I planted 600 trees at my previous residence. I had a lot of them transplanted here when I moved. This blue spruce is approximately 18 years old and almost as tall as a telephone pole. The beautiful grove of evergreens in front of my house shields it from the road very nicely.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Old friends say goodbye . . .

Antique dealer sells his magic lantern.

Image by Charles Addams ~ photographed from one of my old books.

This illustrates the fun of the hunt; always hoping to make a find.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage! ~Rosemary

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Some of the things I love about fall . . .

Another photo I took at the farm market in October.

More information about Mark Van Doren.

Thanks for stopping by!

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Stamp 1809--2009 . . .

The U.S. Postal service will issue this stamp set on February 9, 2009 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. It is very fitting that our first African American President will take his oath of office 3 weeks before the Lincoln bicentennial.

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