Monday, July 20, 2009

Sweet red cherries are the best . . .

I ate so many of these cherries over the weekend. They are perfect plain, but I do prefer them chilled. I wouldn't even consider doing anything else to them. Cherry pie is for fall; sweet stemmed cherries are for summer. YUM!

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

An amazing video to entertain you . . .

This is a video story in stop motion. The people shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production! Watch it and be absolutely amazed!

The PEN Story on Vimeo.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Photographs that inspired me in some way . . .

No captions necessary. I hope you enjoy these photos I saved while browsing the Internet this week. Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by the cottage today. ♥Rosemary

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Some snapshots from my cottage life . . .

Some random photos from my camera.

My beautiful mother walking her cat on a leash.

Tabitha, the best cat in the world.

Catnip in miniature orchids.

Garbage can lid.

Door handle on the bunker.

Beautiful weeds. I am starting to embrace them.

We are having our first hot, humid weather and I am in the middle of a cleaning frenzy. Bad timing indeed. Too late now...I have to finish what I've started. My mower is in the shop so I've decided to focus on the interior for a change. I've polished all my silver trophies and rearranged some "smalls" for a fresh new look. If you don't do this every now and then your things become invisible to your eye. Now I am seeing everything in a (clean) new light.

Happy Friday. Hope your weekend is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by. ♥Rosemary

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Audrey Hepburn Speaks

I have always loved this quote. She was such a fine human being and remains a very beloved icon.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Big Sheep + An illustrated sheep quote . . .

Thanks for stopping by the cottage. Hope your day is wonderful. Mine has gotten off to a late start. I woke up to the sound of the lawn guys next door mowing away. It made me feel a little guilty that I was still asleep while others were hard at work. I often work into the night polishing silver while I watch tv so it all balances out, doesn't it? ♥Rosemary

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Rolling Garden Bench of my Dreams . . .

This is the rolling garden bench of my dreams. Scanned from one of my favorite books ~ GARDEN ORNAMENT Five Hundred Years of Nature, Art, and Artifice by George Plumptre; Photographs by Hugh Palmer. I always wanted to have one made and even collected quite a few antique metal wheels. I can't believe I gave them away when I made my last move in 2004. But I remember who I gave them to and I might just have to be an Indian Giver and take them back...sometime soon. I have been seeing the following picture around the internet of a modern version being made in the Netherlands. I want the English version above. The caption in the book identifies it as "an ingenious moveable seat at Felbrigg, Norfolk." is MINE! I saw it first. I even put my name across the front. You can enlarge the photo for a better view.

A good bench is sturdy and heavy; it's also very hard for one person to move. Dutch designer Rogier Martens has handily solved the problem with this barrowbench.

I would like his modern bench better in a garden setting if it had a metal wheel like this one. I scanned this barrow from one of my early 19th century English engravings.

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