Saturday, June 30, 2012

Architect's Own Dream Beach House



I'm only showing the bedroom of this fabulous house in Northern California's Stinson Beach designed by and for Architect Lewis W. Butler. I can't wait for your comments after you see the rest of the tour. I promise you'll be blown away just as I was! Use the arrows side center in each photo to navigate the tour.
butlerarmsden.com/portfolio/stinson-beach-house
first discovered here

Geometric Floor w/ Mariner's Compass


This hallway floor is very well thought out with full diamonds on either side of the mariner's compass within an oval. This design uses the natural floor with stained diamonds and focal motif. I like the outside border too. I toured this house recently. Have a great weekend!

Deformed Sheep Gets Custom Wheel Chair

NEW FLEECE OF LIFE...Buster can now spend time in the fields with the rest of the flock at Clough Farm Animal Sanctuary in Stockport UK. Vets recommended that he be put down as a deformed leg meant he could barely walk but volunteers at the sanctuary were determined to find another solution. Instead they raised enough money to give Buster his own custom-made wheelchair. Now isn't that a great story to start your weekend? I'm so happy for this beautiful animal!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Lacecap Hydrangea - No Border


Here is my previous photo with no border. Now you can decide which you like better. 

Lacecap Hydrangea at My Cottage


We had a heavy shower overnight but by morning it had stopped. I took this photo with my iPhone while the raindrops were still on the blossoms of my lacecap hydrangea. I'm having fun with that free iPad app from Martha Stewart called CraftStudio. It's fun adding decorative borders. Or do you think it's too much?

Things To Do -- Every Single Day


White Country Kitchen to Love!


I like the layout of this kitchen with its open shelves for displaying special collections and its clean country lines. There is even a Chippendale mirror on the wall above the built-in microwave. I could be very happy here. via

Where Will You Be for July 4th Weekend?


Try for some scenery with distant views this weekend even if that means a trip in the car. Pack a picnic lunch and get out of town! The week of July 4th is supposed to be the most popular week of the year for vacations. Sunday is July 1st, so start packing now!!! via

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Slug Visits My Cottage

 
I was glad I had my iPhone in my back pocket early this morning when I took the cat and the dog outside. This slug was much longer than the photo. I cropped it because the front of this large slimy invertebrate was the focal point. 

Hoglets to Brush, "Are You Our Mum?"

Perhaps mistaking the brush for their mum, three orphaned hedgehogs find comfort inside a dustpan after being rescued from certain death. Staff at HART Wildlife Rescue Centre are being inundated with calls from people finding baby hoglets in their gardens due to the unseasonal wet weather.
Picture: Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press

Do You Cook with Your Pets?



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Red, White and Blue Porch


Are you gearing up for July 4th yet? via

Beautiful Duckling


Isn't this the sweetest baby duck you've ever seen? I hope he brings a ray of sunshine into your day.
photo by Bob Garas

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom | The Movie


I saw this movie about 10 days ago on the first day it opened at my neighborhood theatre and enjoyed it very much. From the photo you would assume it is a film for children but my friend and I decided it was an adult film for children at heart. I found a good review here.

Walled Croquet Lawn with an Outbuilding


A croquet lawn within a high ivy covered wall with a delightful little building for storing the croquet set and garden garden tools plus a cute little dog. It doesn't get better than that, does it? I grew up playing croquet and have never gotten over my love of the game. via

Such a Happy Cat

Are you laughing yet? I definitely am!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (Complete Movie)


Click here if you are unable to see the video. Watch it when you have time. It won an Oscar for 'Best Animated Short Film' at the Academy Awards this year. You'll see why when you watch it. Please share with all of your book-loving friends.

Aquatic Retrievers: Getting The Ball


Write This On Your Heart


I shall do this -- starting today!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Living with Dogs | Coffee Table Book


I photographed this book on a coffee table recently and forgot all about it. This is definitely a volume I would love to own. It's almost time for Webster the wonder dog and me to tuck in. We just got back from a walk to the 'way back' where I did my 20 minute workout with my new hula hoop....10 minutes in each direction. Counterclockwise was a snap with no drops. Clockwise was much harder but I did it. See you tomorrow. The TV is calling. G'night.

Cabin Fever - A Great House Tour near Madison Georgia



You are in for a real treat if you want to see more photos of several restored antebellum dwellings near Madison, Georgia via Garden and Gun

Cheerful Cottage Style


I love everything in this photo and wish I could see more, agreed? The yellow really brings the sunshine inside the cottage. Enjoy your Sunday! via