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Show & Tell


I’m a bit late today-or should I say tonight as I was busy looking at my son’s paper and then I went over to Longwood Gardens for an hour.
So here’s what I’m sharing-these magical Fairyopolis books!
These are gorgeous ‘interactive’ journals based on the Flower Fairies created by Cicely Mary Barker. They span from about 1923 to the 1930s. The first book is Cicely sharing her fairy findings. There are petals of daisies to lift where the fairies have left a barely visible message.
I found this book at B*Js Wholesale, but I found the next book at Bor*ders for only $5.99-I just purchased this one on Tuesday night. It’s just as sweet as the first and the journal of Dulcie,a little girl who wants so badly to see the wee fairies. It also has a special musical pop-up section in the back.
I guess I can lend these to my niece and hope she gives them back. : )
I went to Longwood Gardens as it was a lovely day for a long walk. I am sore from yard work and just happened upon a path where I had to do a lot of climbing. I saw a part of Longwood I haven’t seen for years-the eye of the water!
After seeing this, I thought I’d have a terrible walk to the entrance, I didn’t! The path wound around and I was so happy. I went in the gift shop and bought these for 50% off:
The sales lady said I could let them wilt and then plant them.

I went down the length of our road and spotted the camel (see the two humps) and she had a baby that was right next to her! I took this shot from the van, in the middle of the road, hence not a good shot:
I have lots of photos to upload!
I may go to a book sale tomorrow in my hometown, if I can get out of bed!
Have a great weekend!

Photo Hunt-Furry


My brother rescued this furry little guy a few weeks ago to give to our mom. His name is Kelsey (this is a bit photoshopped to fix his eyes and make it more interesting) and he’s about 2.5 months old and a terrier mix. Today I saw him chase his tail!
I hope he gets trained better as I also stepped in a few ‘mistakes’. I was down to take my mom to the doctor as she had a sore throat which turned out to be thrush-yeck!



Zoey, over at Perennial Passion inspired me to recheck my statcounter which was still associated with blogspot. I changed it to this one. Not sure if it will work correctly, but I also went to the ‘recent keyword activity’ page….so weird- Google search
Why would some people look up some of that stuff? I mentioned that I once used a Cheryl Ladd exercise mat where you put on booties and slide back and forth. I had to chuckle about the yard long bean search. I don’t think Carter Oosterhouse is gay, but mentioned about being friends with gay guys maybe? Who knows.

At least I was the top two searches for this one:


And just because this is so darn cute and a real photo:

After these little guys are rescued from oil spills, the volunteers put these little sweaters on them to keep them warm and to up their survival rate. I want to snuggle with them, don’t you?

There’s even a song for the penguins in sweaters!

Here’s a paint shop pro challenge I did, it’s clickable:

Penguin beach party