Cornhenge: A strange field of 109 eight foot tall concrete ears of corn -- a quirky and eccentric roadside American landmark in Ohio. I hope there is a corn stand nearby in the summer months. Have you driven past it? Read more about the history via Life at Willow Manor.
You have to read this article if you find this cottage made from shipping containers as attractive as I do. The cost was $59,500. You could really seal it up tight when you were away. This would be the perfect vacation home for me. The interior is stunning.
Cargotecture by HyBrid Architecture: The term cargotecture is used to describe any structure built partially or entirely from recycled cargo containers. The c-series consists of five models ranging in price from $29,500 to $189,500. The home featured at the Sunset show was the c192 nomad which costs $59,500.
Golden Shores by Jim Patterson. A beautiful photo for a dreary Friday morning with no sun at the cottage. It's more like a jungle here after a dark and stormy night.
Midnight in Paris was a fabulous movie. I give it a 2 thumbs up. The characters were all perfect and the story and direction by Woody Allen did not disappoint. The real star was Paris, the city of lights. Make sure you try to see this one in the theater. You could have heard a pin drop last night. I don't think a single person got up or made a peep. It was perfect.
I like the simple cutout shelf brackets used for these open shelves, don't you? They look very strong and sturdy too. [via] I'm going to see Woody Allen's new movie Midnight in Paris tonight. Have you seen it yet?
Everyone knows you can use saw horses to make a table from an old batten door. But I want THESE saw horses and the links don't even mention them. Boo Hoo. Let me know if you know where to find them. Thanks.
Never mind, I found them myself at Ikea for a super reasonable price of $10.00 each. Available in white and gray. Hooray.
A while ago this strange button appeared on my blog. I didn't ask for it, I don't like it, and I do not want it. Does anyone know how I can get rid of it or 'opt out'? After watching this video on YouTube I now know what it is...but I'm sure nobody else does. Is it on your blog too?
A Follower on Twitter sent me the instructions and I edited my template and removed the +1 Button without taking away the nice share buttons. Instructions here. So happy now.
I love this poppy watercolor by the talented Canadian artist Marnie Ward discovered here. Finding lovely things is one of the best things about the Internet. I was so happy this morning when someone finally found a photo she had spent two years searching for on my blog via one of my pins on Pinterest.
I mowed grass until 8:15 last night and I must do some raking now. See you later.
Prince Philip with his mother Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (Princess Alice of Battenberg).
Prince Philip was 90 a few days ago. Doesn't he look great?
Prince Philip breaks into his sandwich box for a snack in the shade of a stone house built by Queen Victoria for Prince Albert at Balmoral. Everyone likes to sneak off and eat a sandwich alone it seems.
All images borrowed from Lotie Tea where the kettle's always on.
First US Flag ~ There are many theories surrounding the birth of the first US flag. According to the one that seems most probable, Betsy Ross, an American seamstress, was called upon by three members of a Committee from the Continental Congress in May 1776. George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross, asked Betsy to sew the first US flag, for which they had a design.
At the time, George Washington was the head of the Continental Army. Robert Morris was a very rich man, due to the large amounts of land he owned, and George Ross was an all around, well known man from Philadelphia.
Supporting this theory are records from Betsy Ross giving the exact sequence of how things took place. As mentioned before, in May, she was contracted by the Commitee and within a month or so, she completed what is now known as the first US Flag. The flag consisted of thirteen stripes and thirteen starts forming a constallation, which stood for the first thirteen states of the Union.
A month later, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud for the first time. With the new flag and the Declaration of Independence, a new nation was born.
This landscape is called Shenandoah, study 2. You must visit this website The Little Camera and see all of Chris Carlson's beautiful award-winning photographs taken with the little camera on his iPhone. He's the son of The Queen Vee. Victoria leaves the best comments on my blog. Enjoy.
All of the Original Pooh Characters Together At Last in New York City in their permanent home at The New York Public Library. These are the very animals Christopher once played with in Ashdown Forest (inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood), patches, rips, dirt, and all. Some characters, like Rabbit and Owl, were made up for the stories, while little Roo was lost long ago. Read more.
Whenever I have a monumental task facing me like tackling the long grass in my front yard without a lawnmower it always helps me look at something like this. These steps to the sea are located in Aketx, Spain. My riding mower is fine but my push mower isn't. The tractor is much too big to navigate my small front plot of lawn. I'm feeling powerful just looking at these hand-made steps. It's still wet and cool here at the cottage and I'm wearing a sweater. Enjoy your Sunday.
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