Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lovely Foyer: Less Is More

Lovely foyer. Understated and nice.


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Vintage Easter Postcards




I love the message on the last vintage postcard:
A HAPPY EASTER
May every cloud above you
give way to skies of blue,
And on this Easter morning
let only joy shine through.


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I Found A Broken Bird's Egg


I found this broken bird's egg on my early evening walk with Webster last night. I photographed it against the end papers of a book illustrated with feathers and eggs. I'm glad it wasn't a blue robin's egg. It was out in the middle of an open field with no trees nearby. How did it get there? Did a bigger bird rob the nest? Boo Hoo. Have a nice Easter.


My Lens: Nikon 18-200 zoom with vibration reduction.
My Camera: Nikon D-40 digital SLR.

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Time To Clean The Greenhouse

If I had a greenhouse it would be full of seedlings ready to plant outside as soon as the ground is warm enough and the danger of a killing frost has passed. That date is usually the weekend after Mother's Day but I think it will be earlier this year. I already have my geraniums outside after wintering over in the house. I can always cover them at night if it gets cold again.


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Hammock Time Is Here


I've looked and looked and can't find mine. It was a nice Pawley's Island hammock that I haven't seen since I moved to my cottage in 2004. This photo from Country Living really makes me want one. Maybe I'll locate one at a garage sale in the near future. Fingers crossed. I love the screened-in porch too.



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Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Bonnets Circa 1921 by Norman Rockwell

Mother and Daughter Singing in Church by Norman Rockwell | Magazine cover 1921 The Literary Digest



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Good Friday


“Pietà,” 1476, by Carlo Crivelli, Italian Painter
Early Renaissance 1433-1495
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York




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Cottage In The Cotswolds [Thatched Roof Beauty]

We couldn't possibly have a day without a visit to the Cotswolds section of England, could we? I absolute love the thatched roof with the decorative ridge atop this Cotswold-stone cottage, don't you? The sculptured hedges and gate complete the picture to perfection.


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Knitted Easter Chicks + Bunny Finger Puppets

Have you ever seen anything cuter than these knitted Easter chicks and eggs?

These bunny finger puppets would be fun to find in your Easter basket, wouldn't they? Pattern + directions here. Hoppy Easter!


Images from The Purl Bee

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Moseley Old Hall, An English Manor House


This atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse conceals a priest's hole and hiding places, in one of which Charles II hid after the Battle of Worcester. The bed on which the royal fugitive slept is also on view. Moseley Old Hall is a National Trust property, north of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. It is famous as one of the resting places of Charles II of England during his escape to France following defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.


Moseley Old Hall

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Webster's Birthday 8 x 7 = 56 In People Years

Today is Webster the Wonder Dog's 8th Birthday. Isn't he handsome?

He got a whole baked sweet potato instead of a cake. He loves them.

We just came back from a wonderful walk on the property.

This is the trench I'm always blogging about. It handles the runoff nicely.

The skunk cabbage is getting pretty tall.

It will fill out a lot more as time goes by.

I even saw my first outdoor spider today. It was a quite mild with a high of about 75 degrees. I hope your day was equally nice. The grass is so much greener than it was this time last year. Water and warmth is all it took. It was fun taking my camera out on the early evening stroll. Enjoy your evening, Rosemary.
Oops...I almost forgot to wish you a Happy April Fool's Day too.


My Camera is a Nikon D-40 with the Nikon 18-200 zoom lens with vibration reduction.

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Delightful Manor House ~ Norfolk, England


"Dear old Sandringham, the place I love better than anywhere in the world."
King George V



Sandringham Estate via Pixdaus ~ Photo #1

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