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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Sunday, September 6, 2009

$500 U.S. Bill . . .

I don't think I've ever seen one of these $500 bills in person, have you? What a nice way to learn your presidents! Now I will know to say yes if anyone ever offers me a McKinley. Here's hoping everyone has a priceless long weekend. Best regards from the cottage. ♥Rosemary



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