Friday, July 23, 2010

Well hello Mother Nature!

Fun fact about me:  I'm a bit of a photography buff.  For as long as I can remember I've always loved taking pictures.  People shots, action shots, still name it, I'll shoot it.  A 'professional' I'm most certainly not, but I've been told that I'm quite talented with a camera.

Lately my camera and I have been venturing out to Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, Illinois.  Lake Katherine is a man-made nature preserve with waterfalls, botanical gardens, walking trails, wildflowers, and of course, a lake.  The preserve is also home to a number of birds, ducks, geese, fish and various other critters.  I always go snap happy when I'm there!  Here's a few shots from a recent trip to the lake.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Bits of Whimsy

For this week's Wishlist I once again turn to those fabulous Etsy sellers (I can't help it, really.  I could do 10 years' worth of Wishlists and not even scratch the surface of all the wonderful talent to be found on that site!).  Having been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, I sought out a little whimsical fun, and just look what I came up with!  Please show their shops some love by right clicking on the links to open in a new window.

Thanks, and have a whimsical day!

Lisa Snellings Lavender Blue Poppet

Robot with Headphones Print

Clockwork Orange 5x7 Print
from kahlaw

Let's Talk from jeffclaassen

Sock Creature Casey from beezmiller

Goldi Golden Skeleton Key Dangle Earrings

Hot Air Balloon Ring

Cow Bag-Purse Crochet Pattern
from sonicka

The Witch's Mushroom Garden

Elephant Rain from Phizzychick

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Oldies but Goodies

I love vintage wares with all their timeless beauty and classic elegance, taking me far back in time.  So for this Wednesday Wishlist I bring you incredible finds via the fabulous vintage sellers of Etsy (of course!).  Please show each shop some love by right clicking on the link to open in a new window. 

Librarian Cat Eyeglasses from bumbleebuck

Royal KMM c 1941 Manual Typewriter

Retro California Pottery Planter

Pearl Locket Brooch Pin from SmArtsy

1950s Dark Cherry Red Wool Hat with Feathers

Imperial Reflex 620 Duo Lens Camera

Italiano Mama 1970's Salt and Pepper Shakers

Jet Black Heron from rekindle

Northern Electric Cathedral Wood Wall Telephone

Triple Tiered Iron Plant Stand

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Farm, Sweet Farm

You can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl.  Maybe, but how about if you take this girl out of the city, and plant her on a farm out in the country.  Surround her with rolling hills and big skies and land where she can grow her own food, plant a beautiful flower garden, tend to her chickens and goats and pigs and sheep.  Watch as she sits on her porch at night and gazes up at the stars.  Yeah, that's my dream, and one day I hope to have my own farm and live off my land.  I love the city (Chicago will always be my home), but I long for the tranquility and slower pace of country life.  Less noise, less pollution, less distractions.   Soon, very soon.

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