Sunday, March 15, 2009

What I did today instead of cleaning

I awoke to a morning enshrouded in fog but was determined not to let all this dreariness get me down. It’s been like this for the past four or five days and although it was perfect for a funeral, I had to admit I was getting pretty tired of it.

I looked around my house and decided it needed a good cleaning. So I quickly made plans to get out of here and take my camera.

There’s a store I love to visit when I need cheering up. It’s a combination farm market, a greenhouse/nursery and a gift shop and is in Delaware off Rte. 13.

When I got there, I asked the people behind the desk if I had permission to take some pictures and they told me to have fun. So I walked around among artful displays of accoutrements, some beautiful flowers and then finally, the food store.

And I wasn’t disappointed.

Wiley's Market Mosaic

And then I came home, uploaded the photos into Flickr and visited Big Huge Labs where I made this mosaic.

And now I have some fun photos to share for the rest of the week. I posted the Leopard’s bane (bottom right photo) on my Picture A Day blog.

My husband just read me George’s horoscope. And well, here’s how it went:

Husband: Do you wanna hear  George’s horoscope for today?

Me: Horoscope? For a dog? Dogs don’t have horoscopes, honey.

Husband: Sshhh, he’ll hear you.

Me: (Rolling my eyes)

Husband: Ok, here goes:

You’re trying to make sense of a part of the world that is new to you. There is much to learn here but don’t ask questions out loud. Quiet observation is the fastest way to knowing all.

Me: Uh-huh.

Husband: Well, don’t you think that’s true? I mean, George is trying to make sense of how everything’s new this year. And he IS very quiet.

Me: He’s a dog, Andrew. It’s not like he’s going to ask questions out loud anyway.

Husband: Well, he’s quietly observing things. You have to admit that.

Me: Uh-huh.

Husband: I can see you rolling your eyes.

Me: Oh, I’m sorry you saw that. I thought the computer screen was hiding me.

DSC_0018 copy 2I kind of think it’s sweet that he actually reads the dog’s horoscope out loud. And I kind of think he’d kill me if he actually knew I was sitting here typing what he was saying. So I better go now.

Have a wonderful evening, all!

PS ~ I think I am in love with this little mug.

PPS ~ And my husband.


cieldequimper said...

No wonder you like that shop and mug! I love the collage!

Jill of All Trades said...

Thank you for a nice and funny post and the pictures are just lovely. I lvoe the mug too. Maybe you should own it or wait maybe you already do.

Mental P Mama said...

I'm in love with that mug, too!

Anonymous said...

Is it ok if I love your husband too? I mean, who can resist a man who reads the dog's horoscope? I guess I should check if it's ok with Larry too. And Riley for that matter.

Woman in a Window said...

That mug is pretty. Good day.

Deb said...

Love the mosaic. I think it is perfect. And oh, by the way, I want all the items you photographed! Where I would put them, who knows but they are simply gorgeous.

Hilary said...

No wonder. That mug is a gem... and so is your husband. :)

Anonymous said...

I also wanted to thank you for your kind words about the blog update - if you are like me, you don't get back to see if your comment gets commented upon, but I did have a few thoughts about Word Press if you want to check it out. And I am glad you like it - that photographer's eye is always appreciated. ;)

Mental P Mama said...

I do love that mug. My first comment wasn't me. It was Annie. She is such a comment thief. But I do love it. I love the whole collage.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I bet George was listening.
Love the photos of your favourite shop!
Spring is coming....although the weather is a tad funereal here as well.

Unknown said...

Looks like a great place to chase yucky days away! Love the pictures and that little mug. Funny too.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love the conversation and love all the goodies you saw! I so look around and decided to do something else too LOL
since its raining today I decided a nap was in order!

Anonymous said...

I loved that mug from the moment I saw it in your mosaic! I want one!! Really... I want one. Do they have an online store??

The Blue Ridge Gal
(and I sure hope George did not hear you for heaven sakes) ;-))

Leif: A Voyage said...

"PPS ~ And my husband."

you are adorable.
And a good/great influence on the rest of us.


Ellen said...

How could you not love a man who reads the dog's horoscope? Could he be any sweeter?

The mug is sweet - I can just imagine sipping a cup of tea from that mug, on the back porch on a cool evening.

Country Girl said...

They have a website but no online store. Sorry about that. They're family owned and operated and I wonder if they'd mail you one of the mugs if you called them. That would be awesome if they would!

Thanks, all!

~ C.G.

And yes, I love my husband. It hasn't always been this way, so this is good.

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cottage farm villa said...

Kate, the mug is it too!

Your mosaic is!!! I would have loved walking around with you to see all the beauties.

Your hubby is sweet.

~ Cheryl answer your question on my mosaics, I have all the links listed below the mosaic. You can click on each link. I always list the links below the mosaic to give credit to the photographer and then you can view their complete photostreams! :)

Char said...

love the mug too!!! I so want it. and your husband is quite adorable himself

SP3LNDA said...

Cute conversation
made me :)

abb said...

I'm in love with that mug, too. And it's me this time. Really, it's me!


FireLight said...

What a great alternative to cleaning house! Your dialogue about the horoscope is so charming!
Well, after all it is all about George! I don't always leave a comment, Kate, but I do enjoy your journal and photography immensely.
Though I know everyone's experience is unique, I wanted to tell you that my younger son survived a malignant brain tumor at age 7 ...I will spare details...he is now 27...Hope and Grace and Love!
Some day I will tell you his Saint Jude story, and I mean the Saint, not the hospital! God bless you, your husband, and George!

Shelley said...

I would've loved that shop and snapped up that mug! Also that appetizer dish thingy w/ a bird in it too! (Can you tell I'm obsessed w/ birds? Well I do have a bird blog for a reason - lol!) I love that your husband cares about George's horoscope. That dog is obviously well loved!!!

Weezee said...

I love the little bird figurine in the mosaic and I have to say this all looked much more fun and productive than cleaning!
I love that your husband reads George's horoscope, no wonder you love him!

Cindy said...

Sounds like a nice day out. Cute conversation regarding the dog.

Mary said...

That little mug was the first thing that caught my eye, too. :) And I think it's cute that your husband reads George's horoscope.

Tanya Breese said...

LOL that is too funny! I love that you noticed the house needed cleaning and grabbed your camera and left,lol...That mug is sweet. Funny, I was just looking through the new Country Living mag and they had a page of cute things with birdies on them for spring, mugs like this one, dishes, etc...

Unknown said...

Beautiful mosaic. The things in the shop are just lovely! The mug is delicious!

I think it's funny that your husband reads George's horoscope.

Anonymous said...

Of course dogs have horoscopes! Ours do especially..!!

CJ xx

David Firepig said...

if you want to find another horoscope you can fin it here :

Kerri Farley said...

Fabulous post Kate! I fell in love with that mug when I saw it in the mosaic before I read the post. It's gorgeous! The entire mosaic is gorgeous.

Your hubby seems to be a very sensitive guy...those are hard to come by!!

Daryl said...

I want that mug.

I want George.

And I want you to come visit.

Egghead said...

This made me laugh this morn. I love that he reads the dogs horoscope. Funny!

e.o.w. said...

And I'm smiling now- Love the images your words conjure and that little hopeful feeling they inspire!

Anonymous said...

Well since I don't even believe in people's horoscopes I do think it's hilarious he reads the dogs. I think you need to go get the mug or send it to me.

Sue said...

I am in love with that mug too!! did you buy one? It is just adorable.......and your husband is so cute...first the chapstick and now the gotta love a man that loves a dog so much....please give him a big hug from me....George too!!

Anonymous said...

I love it as well and if win you can give it to yourself!

Anonymous said...

Really like the pretty mosaic. Didn't we go to that store one time I visited? I loved that place! Except I remember dealing with a small medical issue that day, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd have liked. Funny cat pictures too.

A New England Life said...

I love it when a man loves animals, as yours obviously does. Lucky you Kate!

By the way, your header photo is so beautiful! I'm jealous. Maybe one day I'll figure out how you do all those fancy techniques. I have photoshop but I'm assuming it's an extra program you use.