Monday, July 13, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, pages 110 + 111 . . .

Happy Monday. I had a wonderful weekend. Hope you did too. I did absolutely nothing constructive on Sunday with no guilt. My internal battery is super-charged and I'm ready for a week of work. Feels good. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a visit. ♥Rosemary

...To be continued...

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Blue-eyed Snake + Purple Coneflower . . .

Don't look if you are squeemish about snakes!

These two photos are not Photoshopped at all. They are right out of the camera. I was shocked to see the blue eyes on this snake when I uploaded the pics to my computer. I saw him stretched out in a sunny spot outside my living room window. I went out the front door to see how close I could get and the snake never even flinched as I got closer and closer. I'm told that when these snakes are about to lose their skin their eyes temporarily turn blue. I'm not afraid of snakes but am terrified of mice. Anything that eats mice is a friend of mine!

It rained almost all night and now the sun is shining brightly. My favorite weather combination! Have a great Sunday. Thanks for stopping by the cottage today. ♥Rosemary

Old Blue Eyes!

A genuine snake in the grass.

Purple Coneflower
This plant is very tall this year.
I am so happy I moved it to the back wall!

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Friday, July 10, 2009

More saved photos for your viewing pleasure . . .

A rabbit cloud.

My favorite mud room ever. Love the shower for rinsing boots.

A nice no-nonsense country garden.

A "wild" yard.

An amazing antler collection.

I actually bought an old dictionary to do this.
So far, I can't make myself rip it up.
I love the look of these dictionary pages as wallpaper.

I love this ceiling treatment.

I love absolutely everything in this photo.
The paneled staircase wall in the best blue paint.
The natural floors. The color of the trim. Very nice.

I like this desk with all the cubbies.

The perfect country cottage bedroom.

Nice window treatment.

Such a beautiful kitchen. Wish I could see more.

Nothing says summer like an outdoor shower.

Off-duty lifeguard. This just made me laugh.
It was in an article illustrating photo manipulation.

HAPPY FRIDAY. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by to see more random photos. ♥Rosemary

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kitchens that caught my eye + a painted shell . . .

You might want to paint some shells you pick up on the beach.

More photographs I have been saving to show you.

Shaker peg rack and hanging shelf--simple and nice.

A really "over the top" kitchen. Sophisticated and elegant.

A delightful small cottage kitchen.

A great painted floor in this beautiful kitchen.

A wonderful hanging shelf.

A beautiful kitchen with another diamond painted floor.

Another simple small cottage kitchen.

A black farm sink.

I really love these decorated double sinks and the tile backsplash.

I hope some of these photographs inspire you in some way. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for your daily visit. Have a great day. ♥Rosemary

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cottage photos + others to delight you . . .

Today seems like a good day to share some photos that I've saved to my computer.

Thatched roof on an English cottage.

You know I love bookcases full of antiquarian books.

I especially love this one!

Beautiful yew hedge.

Nice screen door.

I would love to sleep in this outside room.

Love this white painted floor.

Beautiful cottage rugs for the summer.

Nice stained diamond design on a wooden kitchen floor.

A fabulous landscape by some unknown photographer.

My kind of cottage. Perfect!

I like this vine-covered cottage too.

Have a wonderful day whatever you do. See you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for the photo tour today. ♥Rosemary

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