Tuesday, September 15, 2009

These birds make such beautiful music . . .

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

While reading a newspaper, the composer saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. He cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (using no Photoshop editing). Mr. Agnelli knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe, he was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage to watch something that is both interesting and beautiful. ♥Rosemary

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Keep a large safety pin near the kitchen sink . . .

I read a great hint in a very old housekeeping book. It said to keep a large safety pin near the kitchen sink so you can pin your rings to your clothing while doing the dishes. I photographed several items that live on my window sill that would be great places to keep the pin.

I use this miniature funnel all the time.

This pottery flower frog would work well too.

How about through the tail of this redware dog?

This small yellowware plate would be perfect.

The squirrel could keep an eye on the pin.

The tea strainer would be a handy place too.

I love this reindeer bottle opener made from an old antler.

A friend recently had an episode with her diamond ring that was placed on a ledge above the sink. When she reached for it to put it back on after removing her rubber gloves she dropped it and it bounced on the floor. Luckily she saw it bounce and go up under and behind the kickplate under the sink. A workman came with a fiber optic camera and finally found the ring way back in the corner. He said this was the second time this had happened. Most people think the baseboard goes all the way up but it doesn't. Remember that the next time you drop something down there and it disappears.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage today for a helpful household hint. ♥Rosemary

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday's Child ~ Happy Birthday to Me . . .

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Sunday's child or Sabbath Day Child ~ that would be me!
The words of Sunday's child poem were used to teach children the correct order and the names of the days of week. Sunday was traditionally referred to as the 'Sabbath day' in the Christian religion, hence there is no actual reference to the words Sunday's child! Our childhood memories of this particular poem are vague, we can remember that there is a poem about the attributes of being born on different days of the week but we cannot recall the actual definitions. Everyone, of course, would have preferred to be a Sunday's child for Sunday's child is bonny and blithe and good and gay.
Check here to find out your birth day-of-the-week.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage today to help me celebrate my birthday. ♥Rosemary

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Photos from the cottage . . .

I picked this Virginia Creeper leaf cluster while walking Webster yesterdayafternoon in the rain. It is also known as Parthenocissus quinquefolia.

I wish I could spend the whole day today here. Not my house. Great space!

I think I'll bring my rosemary plant in soon. It has never looked better.

I love the back of this large leaf from the rear of my property.

My Alberta Spruce is doing very well in this great cement pot I got at a tag sale.

My chestnuts are falling. Can the pine cones be far behind?

Brrr. I remember this night last winter. Nothing stops Webster and me from taking our nightly walk.

I was just playing around in the living room and captured the detail of a finial on an early ladder back armchair.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage to look at a few photos. Have a great weekend. ♥Rosemary

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Amazing Botanical Illustrations by Ernst Haekel . . .

I find these scientific drawings from the 19th century to be so very beautiful!

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1834-1919) was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist. The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of botanicals, animals, and sea creatures some of which are shown above. Read more.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for your arts and science lesson. ♥Rosemary

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A Patriotic Interior for 9/11 . . .

I wanted to post this photo of a very patriotic interior to commemorate the 8th Anniversary of September 11th.

God Bless America!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

An illustrated quote + a couple of great pics . . .

Another wonderful + inspiring quote by Audrey Hepburn.

Isn't this the best staircase?
I love the risers painted to look like books!

I think the ceiling works very well in this room.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for my daily blog post. Things are in full swing at my house and at the real estate office. Busy times are here again. ♥Rosemary

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, page 130 . . .

Everything looks different to me today as I gaze out my window. Summer really is over! I think I will go and sharpen some brand new pencils in preparation for getting back to business.

...To be continued...

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day ~ The official end of summer . . .

Here's hoping you have a perfect last day of summer.

Tomorrow it will be time to overload all the circuits!

Thanks for dropping by the cottage for a short visit. Drive safely. ♥Rosemary

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