Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mums Mean Fall is Here

Have you planted your mums yet? They look nice along with pumpkins and bales of hay when October rolls around. Pretty soon we can forget about gardening altogether and nest inside by the fire. Can't wait! Enjoy the long Columbus Day weekend. via

Have a Great Weekend

and try to stay on course :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall's Long Shadows

I love the long shadows you get this time of year when the sun is so low. I've done at least one load of laundry every day this week and there is very little direct sun on my clothesline. Everything has been getting dry anyway because of the gentle breezes and sweater-weather temperatures. I've heard it might reach 80 degrees sometime over this long holiday Columbus Day weekend. Enjoy it whatever you do. G.P.Schafer Architect photo found here

Stare Down Contest

You know who will win, don't you? This amazing photo of a short-eared owl is by Mark Trabue

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Easy Living

I can honestly say I can't picture myself here for months to come. I can't seem to catch up with all of my outside chores not to mention my inside ones. I feel as if I missed all of September due to all of the rain and Irene cleanup. I did a load of dark laundry today that was nothing but work clothes covered in mud. I guess the pampered life is not for me. Sigh. image via tumblr

Clever Use of Space

I want to climb that ladder in spite of my fear of heights but how would I ever get down again? via

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Library with Gallery Wall

This looks like a wonderful place to get cozy and read a book. via

More Little Library Photos


Andrew Carnegie built an impressive 2,509 libraries around the turn of the 20th century. Now Rick Brooks and Todd Bol from Wisconsin are on a mission to top Carnegie's total with their two-foot by two-foot Little Free Libraries.

These diminutive, birdhouse-like libraries, which Brooks and Bol began installing in Hudson and Madison, Wisconsin, in 2009, are typically made of wood and Plexiglas and are designed to hold about 20 books for community members to borrow and enjoy. Offerings include anything from Russian novels and gardening guides to French cookbooks.

See more photos and read more about these charming tiny free libraries here. I've already blogged about these birdhouses for books once but thought you'd want to see more photos. I still want one, don't you? Visit their website too: littlefreelibrary.org

Monday, October 3, 2011

Entwined Elephants

Pygmy Hippo Newborn - Japan Zoo

What a face! A cub pygmy hippopotamus has a bath in his cage at the zoo Tokyo. Gippopotamchik was born on June 22. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images) via

In another post long ago I featured a video about a pet hippo named Jessica.