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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

London Zoo 1927: Iconic Photo with Toy Elephant

The Authentic Photograph: A young visitor and her toy elephant find the Elephant House at the London Zoo closed for the winter holidays, January 1927. 
©Getty Images. Photo found on Flickr.

Popularized Version. Still adorable!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Unique Birdbath for A Tiny Bird

Read the charming story HERE with more photos of this tiny bird finding the perfect bathtub for her spa day. The photographer, Rahul Singh, calls this a once in a lifetime photo opportunity. He has other amazing nature photos on his Instagram page. I love the one of this bird soaking in this flower petal on her back! Who knew birds liked a good soak in the bathtub too? 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Charming Southern Cottage

Photo found here, originally from Southern Living.
There are so many features to love in this house.
The covered porch and windows that go to the floor 
must help to keep it cool in the summer. 
I wish I could find the magazine article.
Maybe there are interior views.


Saturday, October 16, 2021

An Autumn Cathedral with Trees

This entrance was well designed so many years ago. The mature trees finally met in the middle to form an amazing natural archway. via

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. 
The second best time is now."
Chinese proverb

Friday, October 15, 2021

Dahlias Still Going Strong

Dahlias are nothing short of amazing. They are blooming their hearts out trying to keep the killing frost away, and succeeding! It is supposed to be near 80° today and tomorrow before it gets somewhat cooler next week. I haven't decided how to go about digging out the tubers. I suppose I will just wait it out and see how long I can hold out or just wait for the first killing frost and hope for the best. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Tale of Ginger and Pickles: Free Beatrix Potter eBook to read online

I have never read this story, have you? It is online for you to read to someone or just read yourself. It is the entire story with all the delightful pictures by Beatrix Potter. Enjoy!

Link here.

Project Gutenberg's The Tale of Ginger and Pickles, by Beatrix Potter.  This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

My Living Room Rearranged: More Views

I was standing between my attic door and front window for this view. My TV and fireplace are to the right, shown below.

The promised view of the fireplace wall and my TV viewing area. Notice my "rabbit ears" on the mantle, the only negative of cutting the cord with cable, but otherwise so worth it.

I am concentrating on outside work for the rest of the week while the weather is still nice. I always give my grass a close cutting before the leaves start to fall so the wind will blow away and make any raking I might do easier. xo

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Halloween Oreo Cookie Recipe

 These cookies are too cute, aren't they? 
They are healthy too.
Recipe & Instructions HERE.
Trick or Treat? These are definitely treats.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Duck Family

Proud mama duck and her ducklings. via I hope they all grew up and flew away for migration season. Too tired after mowing to work on editing my promised living room photo. Will work on it tomorrow. I am almost ready to jump in bed to watch Call the Midwife and Grantchester on PBS Video. See you tomorrow. xo

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Lighthouse Cove (NH) Lake Cottage

Lifelong memories going to be made in this storybook rambling cottage in Wolfeboro New Hampshire. It's new but looks old. Cottage by TMS Architects. Click here for house tour.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Revamped My Living Room Yesterday, First Peek

I put the large coffee table in front of my comfy sofa, put matching lamps on either side of the sofa in front of the window, and did lots of deep vacuuming cleaning. I moved the comfy sofa closer to the hallway opening and centered the other sofa with the window after moving it a little farther back. I will show the fireplace wall next, so stay tuned.

Here is a previous post with the story of the coffee table base showing it in another location. The rearranging part of my brain is stuck in high gear but I'm still enjoying the challenge.😂