Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Susan Sarandon Video Encourages Civil Disobedience For Capitol Climate Action in Washington, DC on March 2nd
In the video, Sarandon says: “Civil disobedience can overcome great challenges and global warming is the greatest challenge of our time. On March 2nd, thousands will come together in Washington D.C for a historic protest on the climate crisis. Many will continue our tradition of peaceful, civil disobedience.”
Background: The Capitol Power Plant, which is owned by Congress and sits just blocks from the American seat of power, burns coal to heat and cool numerous buildings on Capitol Hill. The facility no longer generates electricity but its reliance on coal has made it the focus of political controversy and a powerful symbol of coal's impact on the environment and public health.
Please watch the one-minute video below! I predict that this will be BIG.
Webster knows best. Spring was very short lived; it's very cold and windy today. Webster had to walk himself because I am still in my pajamas and he's all tuckered out. He loves the silly pillow I bought for him yesterday at the church rummage sale around the corner.
Happy Friday from both of us. ♥Rosemary & Webster
© Mary Engelbreit 1985
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Spring is definitely emerging. I have wetlands and rumor has it that Skunk Cabbage is the first sign of spring. They are coming up all over! The snow drops are up too but haven't bloomed yet. Enjoy. ♥Rosemary
|Spring in February 2009|
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I've been saving this idea from a very old Martha Stewart Living Magazine for quite some time. I keep my sewing maching out at all times so I can mend or sew a seam at the drop of a hat. I always have to dust it off too. I think I am going to make one of these covers. I have all the necessary supplies including a roll of white cotton twill tape. I will post a photo when mine is finished. This looks like a fun and easy project!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I scanned these images from one of my antiquarian children's books: R. Caldecott's Picture Book No. 2 published in London by Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd. (the same company that published all of the Beatrix Potter books).
I absolutely love the 19th century illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. The rooms of the little king and queen are so nicely decorated down to the last detail. The fairy tale pictures on their walls are just wonderful. The architectural design of the house and walled gardens delight me too. Click to enlarge.
These stories are a pleasure to read because they set your mind spinning trying to imagine living in such a special place. Enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. ♥Rosemary
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Bonhams Retromobile sale witnessed some extraordinary results including €3,480,000 for the Ex-Earl Howe 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante called "Black Bess" which will remain in Europe. Read more about the history of this fabulous car with a slide show showing how nicely it cleaned up!
I wrote about this super rare vehicle last year and thought you would want to know the sale price. WOW! See "as found" photo below:
In this undated image released by Bonhams, an extremely rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, is seen in a garage in Gosforth, England, where it was found by relatives after the death of the owner, an elderly doctor who last used it around 1960. The Bugatti, one of only 17 ever made, is expected to draw a record price when it is auctioned in Paris next month. (AP Photo/Bonhams)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Listen to this wonderful podcast from whitehouse.org and learn the song that lists the American Presidents in order. It requires Flash which you will have to download if you don't have it. Don't ask me how...you will have to figure out that part. Click on the image above or the link I have provided to watch the film and hear the podcast. After you have listened to it once you might want to print the lyrics so you and your family can memorize the song. It was written by Genevieve Madeline Ryan, a Princeton student. More facts about our Presidents compiled by Miss Ryan.