Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Portrait of a watering can. . .

I always look for old interesting watering cans at tag sales. I've had this one for years. The stool was built by the original owner of my cottage. He lived to be 100. I am the second owner. I use this primitive step stool all the time when I need a boost. There is an oval cutout in the top that makes it easy to grab and carry. It's built like a battleship and should last for at least another 100 years.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Red-Bellied Woodpecker at my feeder . . .

I feel as I have been neglecting my blogging community of late. I have been rather bogged down with projects around the house, real estate customers, and just the pure maintenance of life.

This feeder hangs outside my bathroom window. A nice big fat red-bellied woodpecker kept coming this morning. I photographed him through the screen. I love these birds!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Photo of the Day | Buttercups in Blue Vase . . .

I love these shiny little yellow flowers that grow wild with no coaxing or care. My kind of wildflowers! I think they look so pretty in the antique cobalt blue bulb forcing vase that is white on the inside.

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 95 . . .

...To be continued...

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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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