Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book , page 22 + some amazing animal photographs . . .

All of the amazing photographs are recent saves from Pixdaus.

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Elizabethan insults created by Shakespeare . . .

Shakespearean Insult Generating Tool

See how Shakespeare would have insulted you with his clever Elizabethan quips of the day.

I saved a couple of his insults directed at me.

"[Thou] small grey coated gnat."
Taken from: Romeo and Juliet

"[Thou] stale old mouse eaten dry cheese!"
Taken from: Troilus and Cressida


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Coffee's on me this morning . . .

This is some of the most spectacular "Latte Art" I have ever seen.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Wild about Crests . . .

Welcome to Isel Hall, a 15th century Historic house in England's Lake District.

Isel Hall

The Lawson Crest, the sun supported by the arms of the law, is a motif which is much in evidence both outside and inside the hall.

Distant view of the estate showing a pair of the crests atop a stone wall.

Closer view of a wonderfully weathered crest.

Rooster crest on my everyday antique English silver flatware. I couldn't believe my luck when I found the set at a local flea market!

I have a 19th century antiquarian book entitled The Royal Book of Crests. It is full of engraved crests like the rooster above. I am always using them with my illustrated quotes.

Thanks for stopping by. See you on the internet! ♥Rosemary

Visit Cumbria/Isel Hall

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mad about the Metropolitan Museum of Art . . .

A charming illustrated short story ~ MAD ABOUT THE MET by Maira Kalman. I scanned the pages from the May-June 2008 issue of Departures Magazine. Click to enlarge for easy reading.

Enjoy your Sunday whether or not you go to the Met.

See her picture story about Abraham Lincoln here.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Woody Allen Quote . . .

Visit his great website.

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 21 + wonderful winter photos . . .

...To be continued... Scroll down to see some wonderful "winter around the world" photographs I have saved on my computer.

via pixdaus

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