Monday, January 23, 2012

Blaise Rustic Cottage

Blaise Rustic Cottage newly thatched
Her cottage, then a cheerful object, wore
Its customary look, - only, it seemed,
The honeysuckle, crowding round the porch,
Hung down in heavier tufts; and that bright weed,
The yellow stone-crop, suffered to take root
Along the window's edge, profusely grew,
Blinding the lower panes.

“The Ruined Cottage” – William Wordsworth

My Dear Guests,
I wish we could all go back a little ways in time (to 2006 I do believe) and see this cottage as it was in the picture above. The description of the photo reads:

“The roof is now green metal ... and I don't think it's inhabited any more. The wooden walls are also green, but coloured by nature.”
Here is the cottage with its renovations

Blaise Rustic Cottage November 2006
Blaise Rustic Cottage July 2008
Nevertheless, it is still very beautiful. There are so many details to be seen.

Blaise RusticCottage cladding July 2008
Blaise Rustic Lodge front July 2008
Blaise Rustic Cottage door detail July 2008
All photos of the cottage are by crabchick on flickr.
God Bless,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Playlist


Good evening everyone!

How are you all this weekend? I’ve been enjoying my last moments of "doing nothing" before the real course work starts. Been catching up on Dark Shadows mostly, and starting to read The Woman in Black, since both movies are coming out this year.

Recently Jillian Venters aka The Cupcake Goth posted on her Live Journal something interesting, a play list for 2012, songs to help set the tone for the New Year.

An interesting thing to do, something I’ve never been done before. Have any of you?

I’ve found myself lately listening to a lot of older music, as well, avoiding a lot of my more "heavy" sounding songs. My selection of metal is a little too "noisy" for me these days, or something like that, or maybe it’s a subconscious protest from my brain that cannot wait to get it’s mitts on the new Nightwish album ^___^

Whatever it is, these have been the songs I’ve been listening to these days and have been setting the tone for the New Year

The first song, I declare to be my theme song for my New Year, this is the year I need things to be “well with my soul”

“It Is Well” by Kutless

“Perfect Day” by Miriam Stockley

“Sweet Song” by Cecile Corbel

“Orinoco Flow” by Enya

“The Wayfarer” by Nightwish

Alright, what kind of playlist would this be if some metal or Nightwish song didn’t end up on it *grins* This is one of those new-old songs, an older song of Nightwish, but one that I have happily rediscovered after being forgotten about for some time now.

And there will be more Nightwish in my life very soon, in only a few days their new album finally becomes available in Canada (!!!) Oh January 10th, you have been long awaited by many.

I feel like needs a mention as well, as a current new favorite thing of mine, seriously though, listen to Misty Mountains (Cold) while having that website open, thank me later ;)

God Bless,