Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Bluebird and A Double Rainbow


I've never been lucky enough to get a shot like this. You know I love bluebirds and have them here at the cottage. This has to be the ultimate happy photo of a bluebird and a double rainbow. I love it.
Content in a Cottage
Click orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Still Life with Books

Very nice art photography. I love the crackled face on the clock. This is certainly the perfect weekend to practice your still life photography or actually curl up with a good book in front of an open fire. I'm going to look for an old movie to watch later.

 
Content in a Cottage
Click orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Mid-century Street Photographer and Nanny: Vivian Maier


Self portraits by Vivian Maier, Street Photographer and Nanny

Take a break and watch this wonderful video about a young historian who discovered the vast life work of a talented unknown photographer. Vivian Maier will enjoy posthumous fame and hopefully will be embraced by fans who want to buy prints. If you live in Chicago you will want to attend a showing of her photographs this month. I found out about all of this while visiting Piewacket.


Content in a Cottage
Click orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Snowy Landscapes At The Cottage






These landscapes with snow were snapped late yesterday along with Webster's pics that have already been published. He loves it when I tell him his fan club is still going strong. Have a great weekend.


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Snow Caps on Weeds

Maybe we'll get more snow today and maybe we won't. The sky is gray and it's really cold so we'll just have to wait and see. Photo from yesterday. Even the weeds are beautiful with snow caps, aren't they. Have a great weekend. Be back later.


Content in a Cottage 
Click orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bundles of Bat Babies

Baby Bats are swaddled in tiny blankets while trying to recover from the Australian floods. I saw this picture on the nightly news and was delighted to find an article about these cute orphans and their caregivers with more photos right here. I wish I could find a picture of them hanging on the clothes line. That's what they do to these bunting babes when they come out of intensive care. Awwwww.


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Webster the Snow Dog






Webster enjoyed his romp in the snow looking for the fox this afternoon before he ate his dinner. The last photo is something I picked up at a tag sale. It's a dog made from flower pots and I think it was decorated with moss at one time. Today's snow is the perfect ornamentation.


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Meet Mr. Fox

I've seen so many handsome foxes on my property today but can't get anywhere near them. Webster considers them his mortal enemies because no other 4-legged animal is allowed within his territory. He knows the entrance to one of their dens and is always sniffing around there. I honestly hope there is never a confrontation. We never let Tabitha the cat out alone because of them. They are beautiful animals and they eat mice which makes them heroes in my book.


Content in a Cottage 
Click orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Giant Rabbit ~ And You Thought Lettuce Wasn't Fattening!

Now that is what I call a giant rabbit. The breed is appropriately called German Giant hare. This big guy is 3 feet long and weighs 22 pounds. His owner says his favorite food is lettuce. Look at those feet. The article is wonderful and shows a photo of another one too. Read more . . . 


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

It's Snowing Again

This photo made me laugh. It's snowing pretty hard again here at the cottage. I have to share something with you on how I clean off my car. It's against the law to drive around with a big snow pile on top of your car and I drive a big Suburban (sorry, but I love it) and it's really hard to reach the roof.

I was shopping at the Home Depot last year and spotted one of those rubber SweepA brooms (As Seen on TV) with a wide base and short rubber bristles on one side and a squeegee on the other. It has a retractable aluminum handle with a long reach too. I use it when I wash windows on the outside. This year I got the idea to use it to clean snow off my car and it's wonderful. Nothing gets scratched thanks to the black rubber bristles plus it's fun and fast to use. That's my hint for the day. Stay warm.


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cathedral Moon

Goodnight Moon. This seemed to be the perfect last post of the day before trading the computer for a little television. Thanks goodness my shows are back. See you in the morning. image from flickr


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Monograms Galore

Whenever I want to look at the prettiest and most interesting monograms ever, I go here. Hold on to something when you check out the prices. 


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Every Time Zone in a Visual Display

EveryTimeZone.com I like this site. It's so much easier than counting forward and/or backward on my fingers. It's a good reference for bloggers with a big following in other countries. Why post when they are sleeping? Find the perfect time when everyone is awake. Nice. 


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.

Free Fonts for Commercial Use ~ Nice!

Here is a very nice site full of free fonts. I'm a fond of fonts as you all know. You should definitely visit and download some of these. Free is good.


Content in a CottageClick orange square to subscribe via feed reader or email.