Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sotheby's Selling Exhibition of Monumental Sculpture at Chatsworth House in Devonshire, UK . . .

Chatsworth House is home to the 12th Duke of Devonshire.

Beyond Limits: A Selling Exhibition of Monumental Sculpture

Dancers by Fernando Botero

Eros Bendato Screpolato by Igor Mitoraj

Sotheby's returns to Chatsworth in the Peak District this autumn for its fourth selling exhibition, Beyond Limits. Increasingly recognised as one of the most prestigious platforms for displaying monumental modern and contemporary sculpture in Europe, this event promises to be as innovative as ever, with extraordinary works by Henry Moore, Antony Gormley, Marc Quinn, Manolo Valdés and Jaume Plensa taking centre stage against the breathtaking backdrop of this magnificent English estate. Click on any of the photos above or here to watch the amazing video showing the beautiful grounds and more pieces of contemporary sculpture by internationally famous artists.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for an amazing art exhibit. Today is the first day of autumn. I love this quote by Albert Camus ~ "Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is in flower." ♥Rosemary

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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Marshmallow Test [Video] plus some cottage photos . . .

Oh, The Temptation 2 hidden cameras, a bunch of kids with one marshmallow each. A study in self-control, willpower, temptation, the power of one marshmallow and lots of humor. Very cute!

The deep woods beside my house one day last week.

I planted some purple kale in some pots for fall color.

Some of my ferns are beginning to die down.

Others are refusing to give up the ghost. Both photos were taken on the same day.

I have an underground bees yellow jacket nest that is close to my front door. I wish I knew of a good way to get rid of them without resorting to one of those bombs. I think I'll try some soapy water first. I don't really want to kill them...I just want them to move elsewhere.

I scanned this bee from my 19th century Royal Book of Crests.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a cute film and some photos. ♥Rosemary

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A late summer garden . . .

I scanned the beet image from a magazine and added the text myself. I love it, don't you?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More photos from the cottage + saved ones too . . .

This is Webster, my best friend. Everyone loves him!

A nice laundry room from a magazine.

You should try this on your next trip to Washington DC

I love prints + binder clips. What a great idea.

A study of several of my geranium leaves.

Vintage poster/great thought.

Such a beautiful bronze angel.

I was playing around with PhotoShop and did this layer. The leaf is one of my photos and the apple is an antique print.

I had pomegranate Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning. Yum.

Isn't this the perfect photo to kick off the fall season?

I got these figs earlier this summer from a farm stand nearby. They were grown in the man's back yard. They were soooo good.

I love this hand/finger shadow bunny.

Map wallpaper in a powder room. Nice!

If I had a shop, I'd definitely post this sign.

I slept late this morning and it was wonderful. It's cool and crisp. Very invigorating for some fun activities that are yet to be determined. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Photographs from around the cottage and more . . .

Leaves with a fuzzy texture.

Cleomes with their first buds earlier this year.

Texture on a cement pot.

A beautiful red barn with attached garden nearby.

A small shed nearby.

An old bird's nest with a broken blue egg.

Broken egg detail.

Fake candies I found at a tag sale.

Yum. The cherries were especially good this year.

Ladies mantle and variegated pineapple sage.

My favorite gloves after a hard day of outdoor work. Whew!

Thanks for stopping by the cottage to view some of my photographs. Happy Friday everyone. ♥Rosemary

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