Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I put a spell on you

I don’t have a lot to say tonight and I must admit that I cannot wait to get back to my book, The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright.

But first, my husband and I are watching Survivor. It’s what we do, you know.

Tonight on the national news, we saw a cool segment highlighting motion-triggered camera traps set up by the folks at Smithsonian. If you’ve ever wondered what wild animals do at night, you may find it interesting.

Smithsonian Wild


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This is an update on my ‘Kate rose’, taken Sunday. I added a texture from the new Florabella collection. The whole effect makes me smile.

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Speaking of things that make me smile, if any of you are into American Idol and didn’t see Casey Abrams performance last night at the end of the show, I’m posting it below.

I actually missed it. I became a bit disenchanted with many of the performances, so I turned the TV to mute and really got into my book. In fact, I got so engrossed by the book that by the time I resurfaced, Idol was over and two hours had gone by. After my walk today, my husband asked if I wanted to hear something and queued this up on his laptop in the breakfast nook.

Wow. This kid has got what it takes.

Casey, you da man.


Casey Abrams American Idol 3-1-11

Have a beautiful day. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the world. Until tomorrow, then ~
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37 comments:

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Waikiki


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texwisgirl said...

We saw that snip on the news tonight too about the Smithsonian's animal cameras. I remarked to my hubby that that's why I follow several blogs that post trail cam footage. It's fascinating to see animals in their comfort zone. :)

JackDaddy said...

I just wait and watch the good ones on YouTube too! :)

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

That is one beautiful print!
And I missed AI last night also....for some reason I thought it was on tonight!

Chrissykat said...

Ooooh, excited about the webcam! And Survivor...always interesting to watch (gotta say, I'm rooting for Boston Rob...yup, I'm a fan! I think he's hilarious).

Bluebird49 said...

Love the Kate rose--it's beautiful. And I got my prints today, and I thank you SO much! It's just like it looked on my computer.

It was the day of my neighbor's funeral--and my husband brought the mail to me before we went---and it really calmed me down to get them, I think. I got through it without crying anymore. That was a surprise!

Hilary said...

I agree...his performance was off the charts.
But I have a wicked soft spot for Scotty McGreery.....who will someday probably be a famous country music star!!!

michelle said...

I really liked Casey and as a country fan I also liked Scott McGreery - I am watching tonight and the woman who sang 1/2 in english and 1/2 in spanish was FANTASTIC! Survivor Rob - love him and have watched all 12 (?) seasons of Survivor too! Ahh what else to do in the winter evenings......

Deb said...

I haven't been able to get into Idol yet this year..no one has really grabbed my attention yet....love the rose...

mrs mediocrity said...

It sounds like a good book, I will have to put it on my list. Your rose is beautiful. I have been watching Idol on and off, so many good people this year, I will get more serious once they narrow it down more.

Caroline said...

Great minds think alike...I posted this earlier. I love Casey...yes I do!

Deb said...

your photo reminds me to stop and smell the roses....:)

Laura~peach~ said...

jacob has it too that kid can SANGGGGGGG!!!!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, that was quite the performance! Thanks for sharing it. I meant to watch Idol last night but ended up having my computer crash so that took care of that, had to switch up my priorities!

Love the rose picture and texture, so pretty!

Kat :)

Mary Lou said...

I love that guy too. He's different and so good!
Love the photo. I downloaded the new textures then have been gone a week so am anxious to get to them.

Char said...

casey is in my top 5 but i'm a paul mcdonald fan - i love the quirky

bv said...

4 can go, jessie is our local and oh so good. 'you put a spell on me' did me in....SO good. i am afraid of the big voice. and i don't even watch AI...ha! thank you katy rose.

Hilary said...

How you've done this rose it wonderful. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Idol this year with all the changes, but I'm quite enjoying it. I find there are several really good performers to enjoy. And yes, Casey is certainly one of them.

Candylei said...

I love how you've added texture and a vintage touch to the rose photograph. It's beautiful!

wayne15575 said...

Wow...Kate that rose is truly inspiring.

Karen said...

There is a lot of talent on Idol this year, really I'm wowed by it. I like the country singer too...I think he's got real potential. Actually.. there are many. I said that already, didn't I.

deb colarossi said...

Thanks for posting the video, his is so so good.
I don't watch so glad to hear this, thanks!

I will check out the animal video..how cool is that?

I'm glad you are enjoying your book. I started one yesterday that I have to admit to thinking is terrible and can't decide whether to stop wasting time on it or see it through.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Love that rose.

Kerri said...

Oh my .... that Rose is AWESOME! I LOVE it!

Country Gal said...

I dont watch those shows but WOW Casey is awsome gave me chills such a powerful voice ! I like a singer that can change their voise to suit a song and have it sound awesome ! Have a great day !

beth said...

we are totally into american idol and the girls were a bit, ummmm, just okay last night.....a guy is going to win this year for sure !

and guess what....we have a critter cam out at our cottage and we have gotten amazing close ups of the deer.

we haven't used it now for two years....the fun kind of wore off......and oh it sucks up batteries like you can't believe.

JC said...

I used to watch survivor but now I'm an Amer Idol gal. Love it. I know isn't he great. There are a few guys and gals that are great this year.

Louisiana Belle said...

Kate, that rose with that texture is absolutely stunning!

Snappy Di said...

What a great old song Casey performed! Love the old stuff and he did a bang up job on it! A winning performance!

DI

Daryl said...

Not an Idol fan - I've never watched it ... but I am loving that rose its superb

Emom said...

Have a happy day Kate!....smiles.

Oliag said...

My favorite Casey Abrams moment was when he played the bass while singing...I loved him from that moment:)

I actually thought the boys were generally very good...but the girls all seemed alike to me.

Love the rose!

Lili said...

Oh the rose is just beautiful Kate. And I do believe Casey is the one to beat, he is my fav of the guys. xo ~Lili

peggy said...

The rose w/Florabella texture is beautiful. Love her textures. The book sounds so good had to order it. Love your blog....

A New England Life said...

I'll have to look that book up. I need to get back into reading.

Boy, was I ever thrilled to see Russell voted off Survivor! Yippeee!!!

Jill of All Trades said...

I love Casey too!

Mary said...

Oh, your rose is so pretty, especially with that texture! I am ashamed to admit that I have never seen a single episode of Idol... we are just not reality tv people... (hangs head in shame...)
Xoxo