Monday, January 31, 2011

Inside

Last week, the school where I work was closed for three days due to the weather, and by Saturday I think I began to get just a little stir crazy.

I did get a lot done, as well as spend good quality time in my pajamas. But by Saturday, it was really getting old.

So I decided to take a couple of pictures inside my house using my 60mm macro lens.

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The chest of drawers in the dining room. You can see the mantle in the background. This used to be the fireplace in the original part of the house (c. 1769) but was closed off some time in the 1900’s.

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The door leading from the kitchen into the dining room. The white cabinets are what we use as our pantry.


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The wide version.

The dining room gets the most wonderful light in the afternoon and someone had given me a container set of 3 paperwhite bulbs which you can see in the window on the right.


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They were just beginning to bloom, which is the reason I’d put the macro lens on in the first place.


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And I’m working on another watermark because I am not content with the one I had.

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I was thinking of entering these over at PW’s site, but it was too late for the assignment.
After that, I went a little crazy, I think. I was looking for amusement, so I did this. Hold onto your hats, because this is wild.

This is the part where I say “Not really”. And where I really mean it.

George falls asleep watching the football game.


And because I didn’t want Miss Blackie to be left out, I did this.


She wants in. She wants out. She wants in . . .


Thrilling, wasn’t it?

Orange you glad you stopped by?

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Stay safe, my friends – if you’re in the path of the massive winter storm that’s heading your way.

34 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Oh I do not get stir crazy. I love being home. Your 'kids' are so beautiful! Glad they got equal air time today! :)

Gail said...

I am always delighted with my visits.

The photos are wonderful. I love the movies and the stars.

Caroline said...

Those photos could be in a magazine Kate! Love them!!! Isn't funny how dogs sleep? I can't believe he didn't wake up when you got that close!

Chrissykat said...

George has no shame (I used to have a kitty that slept like that) and Blackie fancies herself such a "movie star" that she even gave herself dialog. I love it.

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Hi Kate :)
I like the new watermark. Of course I am lovin' the paperwhites. Too bad PW's flower photos are in the final voting stage. I would have voted for yours!

deborah said...

I'm berry glad I stopped by! I love paperwhites, so cheerful during the winter drearies

Karen said...

I like this watermark better than the last...and why did I not bring home some paperwhites this winter...

Fine Lines said...

That looks like one happy, contented pooch!! Hope the coming storm passes you by (or at least is less severe than predicted).

tj said...

...Oh sweet, sweet George. :o) You need to come up with a little whatchamacallit to hide George's *ahem*, privates. You know, Ree has the butterfly, you need a lil' sumpin'-sumpin' too... ;o)

...My Uncle Ollie has a beautiful cat named "Fiona" and we once gave him a personalized door mat that said, "Ollie's Daily Agenda - Let Fiona In, Let Fiona Out, Let Fiona In, Let Fiona Out"...lol We do the same thing here too and it's with two cats! Ugh! :o\

...It takes alot for me to become stir crazy. I can be homebound for days, weeks even and it doesn't bother me, I'm kind of a dork really. lol...

...We have a 1/4 in. of ice here so far and it's supposed to carry on into the night and tomorrow and then we're supposed to get 8 - 12 in. of snow on Wed. I love the snow but the ice, not so much. *sigh* :o\

...Stay safe and stay warm Country Girl & Country-dub Peeps!

...Blessings... :o)

Snappy Di said...

Me just wants a bit o' sunshine.

WAKE UP GEORGE!!

Di

tj said...

...Oh, and I meant to add that I too love the new watermark. Very subtle and very classy... :o)

...And also, I love your house. But you knew that already but again, I love your house. :o)

...Okay, I'm done. *giggle*

TSannie said...

It never fails. Every single time Trey-you wants out, he looks at the snow and then looks back at me with loathing in his eyes as if I were responsible for his outside-upside-down world.
But he does sleep on my feet, so I'm pretty sure he tolerates me.

WV: sumusi - a new kind of sushi??

Carolynn said...

That photo of George makes me want to rub his warm, soft underbelly. What a cutie pie.

If it wasn't for all the cold snow I'd long for a few days away for work. *sigh*

Alli said...

Beautiful photos. I love the bright little berries. :)

ELK said...

the white flowers are just so soft and really wonderful ..then the sleeping and meowing ..make it a great visit!!

beth said...

gosh, i get so stir crazy in the winter, too....
but if seeing inside your house is the worst it gets for you.....well then we're all pretty darn lucky :)
does even make sense ?

oh well.....you know what i mean and that's all that counts.

by next week you might be seeing a video of dust balls playing tag with each other if i'm still housebound....arghhh

days of sunshine and warmth and now we sit and wait for the blizzard.....

oh mother nature....you're testing me !!!
xo

ps...now off to watch your videos.....

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Those white flower shots are incredible. And I love the watermark.

wv: unityra. When you're not looking, George and the cat perform a cheer and they say, "unityra!"

Hilary said...

You have such a beautiful home.. each glimpse I see of it confirms that. And of course.. your creatures are wonderful. Stay safe and warm!

Rachel said...

I love the photos of your home, lovely, lovely, lovely. Your blog was like a breath of fresh air for me tonight. My world is loud and full of messy little kids....I feel like I am entering another world when I come to your blog, beautiful, clean, and no mention of how your kid dumped spaghetti all over herself at dinner tonight. your blog was a welcome vacation tonight. Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are beautiful as always. Blizzard Warning from 1pm today until 7pm Wednesday. Up to 18 inches of snow possible with blowing and drifting snow.
Lynda in Southwest Lower Michigan.

Country Girl said...

Oh, thanks so much everyone. I'm watching the news right now with the weather reports. It looks terrible. So far, we have a thin coating of ice which shut down our schools for another day. Terribly difficult to walk. Take care, all.

~ C.G.

PS - Just saw PW on The Today Show.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Usually the only time I've been in pj's for several days is after surgery. And it did get old.

Very nice pictures.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad indeed that I stopped by and I can almost smell those paper-whites.

sharon said...

Is this crazy or what? The winter storm has hit Oklahoma. Brrr it's cold. The poor birds are trying to get something to eat. We are hunkered down for the day. Thanks for your post Kate, keeps the day from getting to long.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Awesome photos and I love the videos , George sleeps upside down on the couch just like our Miggy. They seem to have the same characters !
We are getting prepared for this massive snow storm to hit South Western Ontario! Hope you have a warm and wonderful day !

Jan's camera said...

Hi, getting ready to leave work in Boston and head for the train for the next snowstorm here in Mass. I love the paperwhite photos and I'm liking this watermark.

Char said...

lovely house - mine is so dark these days with the rain.

hope you're safe and warm

Amy said...

Hey you- beautiful photos as usual! Love the flowers!
The videos struck home with me...all very familiar purrs and sleeping positions!! Hahaha!
Thank you for the answers to my questions in your last post (or the one before that- have lost track) been busy so I haven't had a lot of time to write..but I appreciate you taking time as always to send a hello and answer me :-)

Stay warm-

mrs mediocrity said...

You are so funny. Aren't paperwhites the best way to add a little spring to winter?
and my two outdoor cats are driving me crazy with the in and out...I'm guessing that when the storm hits tomorrow they will just want to stay in...

crystal.cattle said...

Wow I love your photographer and the paperwhites. They are beautiful. I think your header photo is great. I love Border Collies. My dad raised and trained them for many years on our farm.

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Lgrigsby said...

the pictures are wonderful.. reminds me of my grandparents house & makes me miss home so much! thanks for giving me somewhat of a home away from home :)

deb colarossi said...

I feel so transported here.

Stacey Dawn said...

You've convinced me! This fall I'm getting Paper Whites to watch bloom inside!!! These are gorgeous!

Bluebird49 said...

It's always a bright spot in my day to "come by here". (Kumbaya, Kate!!)
I am so glad I found your blog. When things are happening like my 96-year-old mom coming down with pneumonia this week--I need to get lost in your pictures and your home for a few moments. You get me out of my worried mind for a little while.