Monday, May 25, 2009

Dragonfly on Memorial Day . . .


Photographed on Memorial Day morning 2009 while walking Webster. Click photo to enlarge. Life is good! Enjoy your holiday.



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Happy Memorial Day . . .



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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, page 93 + a Cardinal . . .


Cardinal photographed through a screen.

...To be continued...

Have a great Sunday and an even better Monday because it's Memorial Day.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary



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Saturday, May 23, 2009

More random photos from the cottage . . .


House wren peeking out at me.


House wren sitting on the fence.


Buttercups. Remember holding these under your chin?


Webster or Mr. Handsome.


Tabitha. I don't know why her eyes are two different colors.


Dogs are so smart. I was outside the screen door and
noticed that Webster was using a shadow as sunglasses.


I got this birdbath at my friend's garage sale.
It is way tall and is made from a garbage can lid.
I love it. No bathers yet.



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Friday, May 22, 2009

Another version of the Henry Ward Beecher quote . . .


I made another version of this quote. The first version appears in the post below. Which do you like better? Just curious. I call this one The Polaroid.

I am still having fun with my new camera lens. I couldn't get a good shot of the lily of the valley without doing the army crawl in the dirt so I picked it. I love the way it looks on the scallop shell. Click on the image for a larger view.

Happy Friday. Enjoy the long weekend. Have fun whatever you do. ♥Rosemary



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Lily of the Valley on a Scallop Shell . . .



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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Giving a dachshund a bath in a Kohler sink . . .

This ad cracks me up. I love everything about. The adorable dogs, the lady, the wallpaper. It is simply wonderful. Photograph by Erwin Olaf. Click to enlarge.



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Life's Little Instruction Book, pages 92 . . .

...To be continued...



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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A best friend is like a four leaf clover . . .

"A best friend is like a four leaf clover:
hard to find and lucky to have."
Sarah Jessica Parker



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Playing around with a new camera lens . . .


Leaf study. This tree gets a flower that looks like an orchid.


Pink geranium.


Wild raspberry leaves.


Lamb's ears (again).


Japanese maple.


Milkweed.

I got a new lens for my camera and played around with it last evening. Sorry to be boring you so much lately with my photos. I think I either have to move or buy some flowers since I have photographed everything I can on my property. Guess I will do the latter. The soil should warm up with the nice weather that's coming.

I can't believe it's almost Memorial Day. Time for some hot dogs, hamburgers, and watermelon. Are you celebrating at home or going away? North, south, east, west...home's best!



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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Random photos, second mowing finally finished . . .

These photos were taken in the early yesterday evening. I finally finished all my mowing and hand trimming. The sky was amazing for just a few moments.


Back view after second mowing.


A red sapling growing in the pachysandra.


Lambs ears.


Ladies mantle will soon be flowering.


Chive blossoms.


New growth on a blue spruce.



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