Monday, May 17, 2010

Ladybug Love

I almost missed these tiny red ladybugs with the black spots when I was looking for photo opps in my backyard earlier today. Ladybugs are red and black to remind predators that they taste awful. I'm not going to eat one so you can't prove it by me. Once again I managed to capture insects in an intimate moment. It's about time to turn off the computer and get ready for Monday night TV beginning with Antiques Roadshow on PBS. Goodnight, see you tomorrow. Rosemary

This is what the photo looked like before cropping. My camera is 6.1-megapixel resolution and I'm very happy with that. I don't print many photos; just post and view them online.



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Yellowjacket Attack

I took my camera outside after lunch for a little photography. It felt good just to walk around snapping away. For more photos uploaded to Picasa of this yellowjacket attacking another insect click here and choose slideshow.

I was using my beloved Nikon D40 with the wonderful Nikon 18-200 zoom lens with vibration reduction that is macro at any focal length. I'm way too lazy to change lenses. These images are straight out of the camera with no photoshop adjustments whatsoever. Bzzzzzzz.



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Great Cabinet Door That Looks Like Drawers

How very clever to disguise a cabinet door to look like several drawers. I love this kitchen and wish I could see the rest, don't you?



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Forget-Me-Nots Are Such Cheerful Little Flowers

I love these tiny blue forget-me-nots. They make me happy just to look at them. I went to an open house recently and they were growing wild in great abundance all over the place. I pulled up a few for my house. I might go back and get more. Shhhh.



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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Young Kitchen Helper

I though I'd end the day with this fabulous image of a young helper in a fabulous open-ended kitchen. I had a great day today...hope you did too. Goodnight.



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Beautiful Library in Baltimore

I go to the Morristown or Madison libraries at least once a week. A brand new library just opened in Harding Township; the ribbon cutting was Friday and I forgot all about it. It is beautiful and was built with private funds. Many local residents were opposed but I think they will be thrilled with it even if their taxes go up a tiny bit.

The lovely old Morristown library has been closed for two weeks because of an underground explosion that blew out some doors, windows, and an 8' thick hole in the basement ceiling. There have been various manhole cover explosions throughout the downtown Morristown vicinity and JCP&L can't identify the problem. Luckily one of the librarians saw the smoke in the street early on that Monday morning and the library was evacuated before opening bell for the public. The authorities say the violent explosion would likely have resulted in fatalities. I was one of the last customers on the previous day. I had to return my mother's audio tapes to Madison yesterday.

Busy day ahead with the open house for my new listing. Have a great Sunday and I'll see you much later.



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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Great Soaking Tub

I really like this country bath, don't you? I'm especially in love with the simple shelf design. What a great look. I'm going to wait until tomorrow morning for my hot bath so I'll be squeeky clean for my Open House. Wish me luck. I have a vintage Kohler corner tub from the 1930s that is original to my cottage. The Duchess of Windsor had the same one. Really. One day I'll post a picture of hers.



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Cutting Libraries Quote
























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Win Free Tickets to See BON JOVI at Meadowlands

Score tickets to Bon Jovi
"Daily Record (Morristown, NJ newspaper) and AEG Live want to send you and a friend to see the rock n' roll mega-stars, Bon Jovi, for free! Three winners will be selected to attend a show on May 26th, May 27th, or May 29.

Bon Jovi is coming home to celebrate their newest album, The Circle, performing for four nights at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The band's fifth album release this decade is, in essence, meant to represent the group's career together - over 26 years of sold-out arena shows and numerous chart-topping hits. The album title mirrors the unity, strength, and commitment of the four members, and the desire to consistently produce original, uplifting rock 'n' roll." Contest rules and regulations.



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Dogs Never Need A Vacation

This certainly is true for my dog Webster who is thrilled by a short ride in the car to go to the post office around the corner. If we stop at the bank and get a biscuit he's over the moon. Dogs can teach us so much, can't they? Have a great weekend. It's is going to be wonderful weather today and tomorrow in my neck of the woods. Hope you can say the same.



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Friday, May 14, 2010

Goodnight, See You Tomorrow Morning.

Webster and his friends are ready for bed and I will be too pretty soon.



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Perfect Garden

This is how I want my yard to look. Who wants to help me? What's stopping me? I have the perfect spot too.



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Actress Katharine Hepburn Honored on Postage Stamp

"Katharine Hepburn, star of such classic movies as 'African Queen' and 'Little Women,' took her place on a U.S. postage stamp this past Wednesday.

The 44-cent stamp was dedicated in ceremonies in Old Saybrook, Conn., and is on sale nationwide.

The red-haired actress becomes the 16th star to be honored on the U.S. Postal Service's Legends of Hollywood stamp series.

During her long career Hepburn won four Academy Awards, the first for her performance in 'Morning Glory' in 1933.

Her other Oscar performances were in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,' 1967; 'The Lion in Winter,' 1968, and 'On Golden Pond,' 1981." USPS.com



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Vintage Red Porch Glider

Which way would you want to face while sitting on this great vintage red porch glider? Maybe it looks out on an equally gorgeous view and it probably does. I'd love to have a glider like this for my balcony. Photo from Country Living magazine. Have a great weekend.

Shopper's Guide To Pesticides

Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 ~ Download and Print here.
Watch companion video with Dr. Weil here.



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Cubby Love


Swoon I always stop to check out photos with walls of cubbies. I know there are lost of you out there that like them too. Happy Friday. I finished my mowing this morning before I even had a second cup of coffee. I will do the front today hopefully. Have a great day. I'll be back later.



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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pardon Me! Insects Having a Private Moment.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Longlegs,
I think I captured your insect intimacy without even realizing it until I started processing the photo. Sorry. Next time pick a spot away from my front door so I can't see you.
Thanks, Rosemary

I took this photo of a dragonfly almost a year ago over Memorial Day Weekend 2009.



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