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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Monday, May 18, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, pages 91 . . .

...To be continued...

I finished all my trimming around the house and critical areas in the yard. It is finally looking good after all that rain. Too bad it's freezing! It feels exactly like San Francisco weather...crisp, breezy and cool. It is actually quite nice, I like sweater weather. Happy Monday. Enjoy the day.



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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Webster's Sunday Morning Nap . . .

Time: 10:50AM Sunday morning.



The wisdom of Webster: It's never too early for a nap.



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Life's Little Instruction Book, pages 90 . . .

...To be continued...

I'll be sure to do #306 this afternoon since today is Sunday! I finished all my mowing yesterday and it rained overnight. New Jersey has turned into a rain forest!

Thanks for stopping by the cottage. Enjoy the day. ♥Rosemary



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