Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Round Up

I love the curly pink fluffiness of the Kwanzan Cherry Tree.

IMPORTANT NOTE-If you are a Maryland driver and you obtain new license plates, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT throw your old ones away. Return them to the DMV and obtain a receipt.

Sorry to hear that Henning Mankell has penned the last Wallander mystery.

We had a lot of pheasants in my area (Southwestern PA) growing up, but none that looked like the Lady Amherst.

What could be better than a nice meal and a free book-Traveler's Food and Books.

Secret messages in jewelry.

I love this house on a harbor in Maine. I'm not one for a lot of white appliances and decor, but it seems appropriate to homes that are so close to a body of water, preferably the beach. Oh, if only I had deep pockets.

I've posted about Swan Island Blankets before, but they are so worth another post. Just gorgeous.

Diggin' these blackboard garden labels.

I just finished reading a children's book by Wendy Mass entitled Every Soul a Star (Little, Brown and Company). This is a wonderful story about 3 very different kids who meet at a summer camp to witness a solar eclipse. If you have a child that is an astronomy fan or even if you are, read this lovely story. You won't be sorry.

Some other books that sparked an interest: The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffikers (Morrow\HarperCollins)by Scott Carney and Nighttime Nursery Rhymes: A Bedtime Shadow Book compiled by Barbara Paulding. The latter title would make a lovely baby shower gift or a great gift for a young child.

If you are lucky enought to be visiting New England this srpring, then you must make Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts a stop. The Bridge of Flowers is a must-sees while you are in the area. The bridge was originally a trolley track crossing the Deerfield River. Falling into disrepair once the trolly service ended in 1928, the bridge became an eyesore.

The bridge was purchased by the Shelburne Falls Fire District since the bridge carried water mains. At the impetus of a couple of townspeople funds were raised and the bridge was turned into a floral footpath.

Very large photographs of whales.

How women see color as opposed to men.

An astrobiology graphic novel.

Can you locate the painter in these ingenius paintings?

Oh my goodness!!! These are great, but I wouldn't be able to take advantage of them. Especially the first one. YIKES!! Crazy in love with all of the Scandinavian countries though.

That's all for this week.

"To live and let live, without clamour for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living."

~Mary Eddy

1 comment:

Hilary said...

Thank you once again for providing me with such wonderful things to see and to contemplate. It is renewing for me and restorative. Truly, thank you.