Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Giant Sea Turtle in Boston's New England Aquarium


Myrtle the giant green sea turtle in residence at the New England Aquarium is no young tiny tot!

As a matter of fact, she's been around for  about 80 years and weighs 500 pounds!

See her?  She's to the right of the unidentified person's head!

She definitely resembles the little turtles most of us remember from childhood, except that she's gigantic! 

She's very difficult to photograph, though, as she's in constant motion and, surprisingly, moves fairly quickly.

According to the Aquarium's  website, Myrtle has been there since 1970!




She  eats Brussels sprouts, cabbage and lettuce.


When Myrtle comes into view in the huge tank at the Aquarium, it's a sight one will not soon forget!

Be sure to check out more about the Aquarium on their terrific website found here.

WHAT, IF ANYTHING,  DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SEA TURTLES?

Little Stone House Museum in the Vermont Countryside



Visiting the homes of late writers and poets ranks high on a fun excursion list.

Last weekend, a very dear friend and I traveled to Shaftsbury, Vermont, to tour the home of Robert Frost.



One reason I have always liked his poetry is because it is easy to read and understand.

It's also peaceful and after visiting the Stone House, where he lived for several years, I can understand why.

The Stone House is set on picturesque grounds.

It's kind of out in the countryside and the entire property exudes peacefulness and quiet. 

By the way, he wrote "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" at the dining room table while living in the Stone House.



He wrote it in the month of June, however! Thought that was a hoot. 

Will be doing more posts on the visit to Robert Frost's house  so if they would be of interest to you, stay tuned!  

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chickens and Roosters



Chickens and roosters have become quite popular in home decorating.

They are colorful and whimsical.



They appear on aprons, ceramic sculptures, cookie jars, dishes, glasses, dish towels, furniture, curtains and so forth.

All of the chickie and rooster items in this post are for sale in a place called The Hidden Jewel, including the handsome painting shown at the top of the post.

It's a sweet shop in Manchester, Vermont, with a salmon colored door and a friendly owner, named Lynne Robillard.


You can read more about the shop's offerings in previous posts here and here.


This little non-chicken and non-rooster duo is also in shop and made this shopper smile.



No payment was given for this post. I just like the shop and wanted to share these items with you!

DO YOU USE CHICKENS OR ROOSTERS IN YOUR HOME DECORATING?

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