Saturday, February 28, 2009

Memory is the Power to Gather Roses in Winter . . .

It is a beautiful sunny day here with spring in the air even though it's cold. I won't gloat over my nice weather because I know many areas are still deep with snow. This post is dedicated to them. Enjoy your Saturday no matter what the thermometer says. ♥Rosemary

I don't usually put unrelated links in my posts but today I will. I think you will enjoy the wonderful site below with alphabetical photos of baby animals. It's very entertaining and educational too. I love the three infant hedgehogs.


Drawing: ©Mary Engelbreit

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Garden Shed of my Dreams . . .

Click photo to enlarge the image. I have been going through my drawer full of pages ripped out of magazines. This fabulous outbuilding is from Classic American Home April/May 2001. If I could, I would definitely have this built on my property but unfortunately, I am already maxed out on impervious coverage. Boo Hoo.

Isn't this the best garden shed you have ever seen? I did not save any of the text so I can't furnish any details. Enjoy and if you build it, please send me a photo.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, pages 32 + 33 . . .

...To be continued...

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In Love with A. Lincoln | Another picture story by Maira Kalman . . .

This is my lucky day and yours too! The New York Times has a wonderful picture story by Maira Kalman. You liked the one I ran earlier this month about her day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

She recently visited the Lincoln Archive at the Rosenback Museum and Library in Philadelphia where she fell in love with Abraham Lincoln.

Read the entire illustrated picture story about Lincoln here with many more of Maira Kalman's wonderful illustrations for you to enjoy. You can thank me later! I was so happy to learn that there will be a feature in the New York Times every last Friday on "The Pursuit of Happiness". I hope we won't have to wait too long for another illustrated story by Maira. I love that she's always hungry and feels compelled to tell us what she eats! I wonder what's in a Lincoln Italian sub?

You will probably want to go back and view her picture story called 'MAD ABOUT THE MET' here.

Thanks for stopping by. ♥Rosemary

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Cats Know Best | Conserve your energy for when it counts . . .

Sounds like good advice to me!

Happy Friday.

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"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." John Lennon . . .

Keep repeating this and enjoy your weekend.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dog Quote by Aristotle . . .

Antique figural Delft tile.

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Bookshelves Quote by Anna Quindlen . . .

ANNA QUINDLEN is the author of five bestselling novels (Rise and Shine, Blessings, Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue), and six nonfiction books (Being Perfect, Loud & Clear, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Living Out Loud, Thinking Out Loud, How Reading Changed My Life). She has also written two children's books (The Tree That Came to Stay, Happily Ever After). Her New York Times column "Public and Private" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her column now appears every other week in Newsweek.
I hope her children didn't disappoint her with their decorating!

Life's Little Instruction Book, pages 30 + 31 . . .

...To be continued...

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Abraham Lincoln Money Quote . . .

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Abraham Lincoln | Rules for Living . . .

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SIGNS ~ A super charming short film . . .

A simple short film about communication (and a charming office romance). Please watch when you get a spare 12 minutes. I am offering a money back guarantee if you don't love it.

It's a real feel-good flick, isn't it?

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Timely Thomas Jefferson Banking Quote . . .

"Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies." Thomas Jefferson

Source: stated in 1811 when President Jefferson refused to renew the charter for the First Bank of the United States (the 2nd central bank chartered by Congress in 1791).

The beautiful building shown above is The Second Bank of the United States, Philadelphia on Chestnut Street between 4th & 5th. It was founded after the War of 1812 when it was realized that without a national bank (the charter on the first bank was allowed to lapse) it would be impossible to fund another war such as the one just fought. Founded in 1816, the building was finished in 1818. William Strickland, one of the first great American architects designed the building, and Nicholas Biddle was the first president of the bank. After a long battle, Andrew Jackson disbanded the bank in 1832 during his crusade against the national banking system.

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