Monday, June 15, 2009

Out Weeding . . .

Happy Monday. I weeded for 8 straight hours yesterday. They came up very easily because of all the rain we've had and it wasn't hot. I am nearly finished. Webster and I were both happy and pretty tired at the end of the day. And guess what? It rained all night. The sun is shining brightly this morning to show off all our hard work.

Now I must search the shed to locate this cute hand-painted sign I bought years ago at a garage sale. It's in there somewhere! Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, page 101 + 102 . . .

If the author were writing this book today, I think he'd revise #342 and suggest renting a hybrid because of gas prices and global warming. Enjoy your Sunday. Thanks for visiting the cottage today. ♥Rosemary

...To be continued...

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

White flowers photographed around the cottage . . .

Here are some random photos taken just before dusk last night. Happy Saturday. It has finally stopped raining. I don't know how to act. I will be firing up my mower as soon as everything dries out. Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary

Daisy and an amazing worm.




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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Oh Deer . . .

Webster is beginning to wonder if I will ever finish all the paperwork I am currently doing so he can have part of his window seat back. Answer: Yes, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This doe was photographed yesterday getting some nourishment at wood's edge. She has either just given birth or is about ready to produce a Bambi or two. I can't wait to see the fawns.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Raindrops keep falling on my head . . .

Some random photos I took around the cottage yesterday:

I know I sound like a broken record but when even Mr. Toad can't face life outside his toad house, it's time for some sun. He is humiliated that there was a piece of grass on his head but I think he's still very handsome, don't you?

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Philadelphia Garden Tour . . .

I really enjoyed this wonderful article and slideshow that was in a recent issue of the New York Times.

From modest urban green spaces to colossal Edens, the Philadelphia area is laden with public gardens that provide a mix of history, terrain, setting and atmosphere. Ablaze in color, these green spaces around the city are showing their best face.

I am pretty sure these gardens are wondering if they were transplanted to a rain forest at the moment. They are having the same rainy weather pattern that I've been experiencing.

Images: New York Times

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Antique American Quilts | Architectural Digest Slideshow . . .

Descriptions and additional photos in slideshow gallery.

Architectural Digest is known for its stunning photographs. The article in a slideshow format is wonderful. I showed 8 of the 17 photos above. Complete descriptions are in the captions. I would love to sleep in the barn (2nd photo) since it's summer at my house. But I would want to turn the bed around so I could see outside. Wouldn't it be fun to take turns sleeping in each of these rooms? I have different reasons for liking each one.

Happy Monday. Hope you have a wonderful week.
Photos: Architectural Digest

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Full moon in June + Life's Little Instruction Book, page 100 . . .

There was a beautiful "harvest moon" last night that looked very much like one you would see in the fall. I took a photo and played around with it this morning. Is that Mars to the lower left? My camera lens was zoomed out to 200. Now I want a telescope! Maybe I will find one at an estate sale. I am hopelessly addicted to anything with a long lens. I wish I could have captured the detail of the man-in-the-moon that I saw with my eyes.

We are quickly approaching the end of this book. Boo Hoo!

...To be continued...

I am later than usual getting this Sunday Morning post together. I am trying to get more balance in my life and that includes less computer time. Plus I don't want to be so predictable. I will still do a daily post but at different times each day. It's summer and I want to enjoy it.

Have a wonderful day. The sun is finally shining after a week of rain. Hooray!

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