Don't you just love this beautiful trellis that's on its way to being covered with lovely pink climbing roses? via
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
I've never had this problem with Webster and Tabitha but it's still a good idea, especially tonight. We have fireworks at a nearby park and we can see them from a distance over the treetops from the balcony of the cottage. Have a great long weekend everyone. xo
Friday, July 3, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Remember these mirrors? I would dearly love to have one now, wouldn't you? It would be so helpful when I'm cutting my own hair. What! Yes, I do a better job than any salon and I never hate what I've done. via
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
You can't imagine how good this photo makes me feel. These people have manicured bushes and beautiful plantings yet they have weeds in their pavers just like the ones I have in my gravel driveway. It's good to know somebody else doesn't want to spray either. I actually mowed my driveway last week and it's looking more and more like an extension of my lawn. via
Mr. and Mrs. Cattle Egret look pretty shocked, don't they? Their triplets look like little aliens but the parents are quite handsome so this awkward, just-hatched stage will soon pass. via
Sunday, June 28, 2015
This wisteria is not mine. I don't allow anything to grow on my cottage. via
This is mine earlier this spring. It's pretty close to the bedroom end of my cottage and I have to keep an eye on it because it's always trying to climb up the downspouts.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The title of this photo is so cute.
I can't wait to get in my bed. I mowed and weed whacked all afternoon and I'm pooped. I got way behind because of all the rain we've had. I mowed yesterday too. I still have a lot to do but progress is being made. Yay.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
These people are all set for summer and are hopeful about selling their beautiful home. Found on the MLS. I think they have done everything right from the looks of the outside, don't you?
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
These two like each other when they're awake too.
Click on the link under the first photo and keep clicking the forward arrow to see more wonderful photos of these unlikely friends. Sleep tight. Zzzzz
Little wonder that the Oxfordshire garden of art dealer, writer and broadcaster Philip Mould, should be so appealing. Mould has had a life-long passion for plants and his 18-acre garden, a combination of wild meadowland and expertly-tended-to formal beds, demonstrates this love of horticulture.
Taken from the June 2013 issue of House & Garden.
Monday, June 22, 2015
I watched the premier episode of Poldark, Season 1 last night and loved it. Here's a little preview of 6 things you have to look forward to from PBS.
If you watched last night and are unclear about anything that happened, here's a recap from The Wall Street Journal. SPOILER ALERT -- Don't read it if you didn't watch the show.
I really liked the show that came on after Poldark about the WWI nurses called The Crimson Field. This link will allow you to watch the entire first episode if you missed it last night.
About the Series: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and homefront, but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking.