Saturday, March 20, 2010

Meadow Full Of Red Poppies

I honestly think poppies are my favorite flowers. Is there anything prettier than a meadow full of red ones? I think not.
Papaver ~ Oriental Poppy, Iceland Poppy


Photographer: Luba Chapman

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Chandelier Made of 14,000 Tampons

Did that blog title get your attention? It certainly got mine. I've lived my whole life and never once thought about making anything out of tampons. Certainly not a massive chandelier. It's in a gallery in Lisbon.
Chandelier Made of 14,000 Tampons : Crazy or Not ?



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Druids Celebrate Spring Equinox At Stonehenge

"The sun rises over Stonehenge as druids celebrate the Spring Equinox at Stonehenge near Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. Several hundred druids and pagans were granted special access to the ancient monument to mark the date in the calender when the length of the day and the night are equal (this happens twice a year, at Spring and Autumn Equinox). To the druids Spring Equinox celebrates the renewed life of the Earth that comes with spring and attribute the changes that are going on in the world to an increase in the powers of their God and Goddess." (March 20, 2009 - Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images Europe)
Druids At Stonehenge - Slideshow with 20 Pictures



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House And Hedge On The First Day Of Spring

The grass is getting green, can the hedges and trees be far behind?

Today is the first day of spring or the in astronomical terms the vernal equinox when the sun crosses the equator on its journey toward the Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of Capricorn. Spring lasts until the start of summer at the summer solstice.

Happy First Day of Spring everyone!



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Life's Little Instruction Book | Volume II | Page 4


Another beautiful day is dawning at my house. Have a wonderful weekend. Rosemary



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Friday, March 19, 2010

Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt Game

Peter Rabbit Help Peter Rabbit find his lost eggs in the egg hunt. Other games on this site too. You know how much I love Beatrix Potter.





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The Fork Ran Away With The Spoon

That doesn't sound right, the fork running away with the spoon. I guess this photo is a contemporary version of the nursery rhyme Hey, Diddle Diddle ending with "and the dish ran away with the spoon."



First photo from Pixdaus.
Second photo is mine.


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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Goodnight. Sleep Tight.

I can hardly wait to jump in my clean bed with all the line dried linens. I even washed my down comforter today. I have all white on my bed too. Goodnight. Sleep tight. See you in the morning. It was such a beautiful day. Just got back from eating Mexican food with a friend. Yum.


Architectural Digest Photo

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Beverston Castle


Beverston Castle, Gloucestershire, England founded 1229 AD. In medieval times the castle was known as Beverstone, earlier Beverstane or Bureston. Privately owned since 2006. The ancient moat has been incorporated into the expansive and well cared for garden, considered to be a good site for viewing orchids.



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Laundry Day Here At The Cottage

The washer is on the spin cycle right now. I can hardly wait to hang the first load on the line. The ironing board is up for quick pressings before putting the clothes away. It is going to be in the high 60s or low 70s today. So happy. Later, Rosemary


Photo: Twig Hutchinson

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Chateau de Ratilly at Treigny


The Chateau de Ratilly at Treigny in the Yonne département of France's Burgundy region. This 13th century chateau was built by Matthew Ratilly in 1270 and is now used for arts educational purposes. Treigny



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Charles Dickens' Dog's Collar Brings $11,590




Charles Dickens' Dog's Collar Sold for $11,590
A dog collar that once belonged to Charles Dickens was sold at Bonhams New York's 28th dog art sale last month and went for well above its pre-auction estimates of $4,000-$6,000. The collar, made of leather and brass was engraved with Dickens' name and address sold for $11,590. Although the final price was more than twice what was expected it's not completely without precedent: last year an ivory and gold toothpick that once belonged to Dickens went for $9,150. Dickens was known for being fond of dogs and this collar certainly looks well-worn.

Engraving of novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) with his pet dog Turk. Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad's Hill Place. Young Charles was very impressed.

His family was plagued with financial problems. However this imposing structure seemed to be part of a different world. His father noted his interest and told Charles that if he "were to be very persevering and work very hard" he might one day live there.

He did. He bought the house in 1856 and lived there until his death in 1870.



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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Faint Memory of Snow

Scenes like this are already a faint memory now that the first day of spring is only 4 days away. How soon we forget the previous season when the next one begins. All I have to say is good riddance.


via pixdaus

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Amazing Tulips And A Pear

Is it wordless Wednesday today? There are no words for the beauty of this photograph.



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Cottage in Ireland


Well, it could be Ireland. Don't you love this setting? Springtime anywhere is wonderful.

"May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through." An Irish Blessing for St. Patrick's Day



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