Thursday, October 30, 2008
I am so surprised at the number of views (7300) and downloads (1200) my webshots album of fall flowers has received this week alone. One of the photos was chosen by webshots as "photo of the day", a few days ago, which generated all the interest. I am indeed flattered and pleased.
Every year, I decorate the church for Thanksgiving ,which in Canada is celebrated on Sunday, not Thursday as in the USA. That particular day we also celebrated communion, so some of the photos show part of the communion table as well.
The webshots album can be found at:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Our old sofa, although the fabric wasn't showing wear, was sagging, so we bought a new one in a soft brown leather...comfy! So now I am thinking I'd like to paint the room in either a soft tan, or a soft watery aqua. I have splotched a couple, neither of which does the trick.
Hopefully, tomorrow Mr. and I will head out to look at more paint samples.
While he is at it, I would like the main floor hall done too. Good thing he doesn't mind painting!
My plan is to decorate the family room in a "woodsy" and natural theme., along with some rustic antique accessories we have. We may have to beef up the mantel a bit.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I picked up two (yes, just two!) Denby breakfast cups and saucers when we were in Scotland, but unfortunately one got broken in my luggage, even though it was well-wrapped in bubble wrap, I thought.
Anyway, I reach for that cup when I need a break. Right now, it is a break from crafting that I need. A couple of homemade shortbread cookies are good with it!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The first will be at a historic Winnipeg home, The Ralph Connor House .
I haven't taken any photos of this year's arrangements, as our camera is in for repair, so these are some from last year.
In addition to florals, I do tags, which to my surprise, have been a hit with customers. I use old poetry and music books, as well as old photos. As well, there are so many scrapbooking materials available now.
My dear "Mr." made the sleds for me to decorate.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The photo above was the window in Starbucks in Edinburgh. What a lovely view of the castle it afforded. We enjoyed relaxing with our lattes in the comfy sofas, enjoying the scene.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
More information about Avebury my be found at
Some info from the site follows:
Like its more famous counterpart, the monuments of Avebury were constructed as early as 3000 BC and have been designated a World Heritage Site. Many travelers prefer the more atmospheric Avebury, with its peaceful village setting, to the heavily-touristed Stonehenge. See also our Avebury Photo Gallery, which takes you on a virtual tour of the site. "
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The following paragraph is taken from the "about scotland" site.
"A short walk away from the 12th century Abbey and situated in a garden of pear trees, this house was visited by Mary in October 1566. She had come to the Borders via Traquair House to preside at local courts and stayed for four weeks, most of the time spent recovering from her arduous ride to visit her future lover, the Earl of Bothwell at Hermitage Castle.
In fact she was so exhausted that she caught a fever and nearly died from it. Later on, when held in captivity by Elizabeth I of England, she said, "Would that I had died in Jedburgh..."
The grounds are beautifully manicured. The village of Jedburgh looked very interesting, athough time did not permit a proper visit.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
The photo here is of a muted green pumpkin, which looks like it is glazed pottery. The orange Celosia is so vibrant. Someone said yesterday that he feels God gave us beautiful autumn colors, so that when winter comes with it's grey and white, we will remember.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The unique hardware below was on the outer door of Traquair House. I had to obtain permission to get the photo, even though it was on the exterior. Photos were not allowed in the house.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The sign below is indicating that old people may be crossing...this sign is usually found at a crossing near a retirement home. Apparently there is some outcry about it being politically incorrect..I suppose older people resent the stooped image.
The next sign says that childen and adults may be crossing, but without the benefit of a pedestrian walkway!
The next one is self explanatory also! That is enough to make any doggie behave!
Below: One slip of your foot on the accelerator and you are toast!