Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
It has every imaginable combination of initials and a beautiful monogram for each. I love mine. It reminds me of the engraved initials on antique sterling silver hollowware.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
You will want to get in the garden and start digging after you read this great article!
The garden beds at the Lewis House in Colonial Williamsburg are being seeded right now with heirlooms. Larkspur, corn poppies, wallflowers and many other flower seeds need this early start. Stephanie Oberlander photo for The New York Times
Calendulas, or pot marigolds, like many early bloomers, need sufficient periods of cold for their seeds to germinate. They are accents in not only the garden but also the kitchen; high in vitamin C, they can be used in soups and salads. Barbara Temple Lombardi photo.
THE quince hedge was already covered with salmon-pink flowers the day Lawrence Griffith, the curator of plants at Colonial Williamsburg, planted 19 varieties of heirloom flowers from seed. Read more...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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I used my Nikon D40 today. I love that camera! Would I like a D90? Yes, but I really don't need it so I am holding off. If I purchase anything it will be the 18-200 zoom lens. Baby steps.
Gail from Northern California left a comment this morning to suggest a great-sounding program on PBS tomorrow night (3/23) at 10PM-11:30PM in my area. It's called The Powder and the Glory (check your local listings), about Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubinstein, two power-house women in the cosmetics industry who never met. One can only imagine the empire that would have resulted if they had. I will be watching 'Medium' at ten o'clock when the PBS program premiers so I set my DVR. Thanks Gail! I never would have found it without you.