Saturday, August 4, 2012

Beach Cottage -- Cornwall UK

When I go to Cornwall and tour the Cornish Coast, maybe I'll rent this charming cottage. I've never been to that part of England and I so enjoy what I see when I watch Doc Martin. Click here to tour the cottage and see more photos. It's on 52 acres!!!!

Perfect Summer Dessert

Wonderful summer dessert - a jar of lemon curd whipped with light cream cheese topped with lush fresh berries on a split angel food cake. If you use a store-bought cake, this is a no-bake recipe. I think this would be good with pound cake too. YUM! via

Did you plant any seeds today?

Clouds over My Cottage

This is a recent sky view over my cottage captured with my trusty iPhone. Have a great weekend with or without white puffy clouds and a dark blue sky!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Extraordinary Stone Wall

Magnificent stone wall with hydrangeas behind. What a lovely setting! via

Have a Great Weekend

1912 illustration from Dickens's Children by Jessie Willcox Smith. Read the eBook complete with all ten of the full-color illustrations by this wonderful artist HERE.

Broadway Tower Worcestershire UK

If you've never been to Broadway in the Cotswolds, you should definitely go. That's an order if you are going to be in England. I climbed to the top of this tower in the 1970s. I stayed at the Lygon Arms Hotel in a room with a Tudor decor. Photo source unknown.
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This is sweet and simple and I love it. Garden gnome and all. via

Thursday, August 2, 2012

This delightful marble bathroom must be in a very private location. It opens to a balcony or porch and the glazed door has no covering. People after my own heart. I love what I can see and want to see more. via Country Living

Bird Waiting for A Bath

I wish this guy would hurry up. He looks so cute with his punked up head feathers.

He is a very enthusiastic bather. Don't you love my faux bois birdbath? I got it years ago at an on-site auction and it's one of the few real ones I've ever seen.

The fallout is like taking a shower. I won't even need a bath when he finishes. my photos

Are you creative?

I consider myself to be a creative person and sometimes I can't figure out whether it's a blessing or a curse :) via

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fabulous Woody Wagon

Every time I run across a great photo of an old Woody Wagon my heart skips a beat. I wonder how many old ones are still road worthy? They certainly are great for hauling long wooden things, aren't they? via

Vintage Inspired Garden Sign

I really like this reproduction sign, don't you? via

Drive-in Movie

Do you miss drive-in movies as much as I do? I love all of the cars in this lot too. Where are the speaker stands? Were these people watching a silent film? via

Abbey House Gardens

Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury, Wiltshire ~ Oh, this is so beautiful! via

Summertime Bathroom

This looks like a dellightful bathroom all ready for a houseful of guests that will be swimming and enjoying outdoor activities with hot showers afterwards. via

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Deer Boy by James Edward Deeds Jr.

James Edward Deeds, Jr. 1908-1987 -- Extraordinary American Outsider Artist. Read more about him here and don't fail to watch the video.

Decisions, Decisions

Spending a small amount of money is so very hard. via

Cats Movin' On

Why are these two running away from home? What is in the little suitcases? Are they hitchhiking too? Maybe they are just going on a trip. How does this story end? Happily, I hope. via

Monday, July 30, 2012

Lovely dog portrait

I have some tall grass like this. I think I'll try to photograph Webster standing in it. Wish me luck. via

Outdoor Dining at its Best

This is absolute perfection. via

DIY Twig Coat Rack

Isn't this a great idea. There is no tutorial but it looks pretty simple to me. Great look for a rustic interior. via

Wild Looking Frog

What would you do if you came upon an Amazon Horned Frog? They are indiscriminate eaters and grow to be the size of a small plate. via National Geographic, photo by George Grall I love his markings and think he looks very sweet.

A Beautiful Pond

I photographed this pond at a friend's home recently. The room it overlooks get the sunrise and this iPhone photo was taken late in the afternoon as you can see from the shadows. We have been having some lovely blue skies lately that remind me of the September skies that are coming in another month. They are my favorite...I love white fluffy clouds. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Keep Calm Rug ~ For the Athletes

So appropriate for the 2012 London Olympics. I'll take either color! Or one of each. Wouldn't it be nice to have a quote underfoot? I blogged this rug a long time ago and decided it was time to post it again for everyone participating in the Summer Games.

Wonderful Rabbit Sculpture

I love this sculpture by Olga Ziemska made of cut twig pieces, adhesive, enamel, and fiberglass.

Here is a close-up of the heartwood used as mosaic pieces.

This sculpture was created in 2011 and exhibited outdoors for the 7th Annual Public Art campaign celebrating the Chinese Lunar Year in Cleveland. Read more here.

My Replies Aren't Being Sent

If you haven't registered your email address on your Blogger profile I can no longer reply directly to you after you leave a comment. Those emails aren't going through and are being bounced back to me. From now on if your email address shows as: noreply-comment[at] I will leave a reply in the comments section. xo, Rosemary

Leather Sofas for the Dogs

They could each have a sofa but they prefer to squeeze on one. Webster has a two-seater red one downstairs that he loves to stretch out on and he takes up the whole thing. These two labs are beautiful, aren't they and their owners must give them free run of the house. I'd love a tour. via

Tabitha Finds A Flower

She has been spending quite a lot of time in this spot watching the cleome volunteer get bigger. I just looked at the local weather report and we are supposed to have thunder showers for the next five days. It's much cooler and the A/C is off and all the windows are open. Everyone is happy to be able to hear the sounds of outside instead of being sealed in a refrigerator. Enjoy your Sunday and I'll see you later.