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10 Creative Vegetable Trays - turkey veggie tray

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Fruit Kabob

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Stunning Views

November 20, 2014

The Portland Japanese Garden – Click HERE for more information.

Portland Japanese Garden –Serene and Authentic

Lake Louise – Alberta, Canada – Click HERE for more information.

Lake Louise - Alberta, Canada. Stayed at the chateaux, Lake Louise, beautiful views of the lake from our room.

Chimney Rock State Park – North Carolina – Click HERE for more information.

See amazing views at Chimney Rock Park in North Carolina.

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Broken China Jewelry Magnolia Flowers Sterling Brooch Pin Pendant

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Happy Birthday Mickey!

November 18, 2014

Walt-and-MickeyDid you know that Mickey was almost Mortimer?  Walt Disney originally called him Mortimer, but his Wife Lillian didn’t like it and suggested Mickey.

Good call Lillian!

Learn more about Mickey’s history HERE: Mickey Mouse – Wikipedia

Mickey Mouse Turns 85! 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Walt Disney’s Creation

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Walt-and-MickeyBroken China Jewelry Vintage Whistling Mickey Mouse Large Sterling Pin Brooch

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Good Morning Sunshine

November 17, 2014

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Sunrise in Wisconsin • photo: Phil Koch on Fine Art America DANNNNG , @Melissa Wiesner  when do I get to visit with you?

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~~Sunrise 10-30-13 ~ Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois by Michael Bennett~~ Feathery Cloud of beauty

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Manual Reversible Throw Pillow, You Are My Sunshine, 17 X 9-Inch

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Broken China Jewelry - Sterling Brooch Pin - Wedgwood Garden Birds - Goldcrest

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Labor Day Facts

September 1, 2014

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. 

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More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

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But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

Content from the US Department of Labor here.

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Hawks

August 20, 2014

Hawk is a common name for some birds of prey of varying size and distributed wildly. It is used to refer to various small to medium sized falconiform birds particularly those in the genus Accipiter (true hawks) including goshawks and sparrowhawks. It is a diurnal predatory bird (active by day) with approximately 720 species worldwide.

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All hawks have certain basic similarities such as keen eyesight, hooked beaks and taloned feet; however, diversity of forms and sizes exist between them. For instance the Bald Eagle weighs 13 pounds while the American Kestrel only weighs 4 ounces. Female hawks are bigger than male hawks and in some species can weigh twice as much as the male.

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Hawks known for their keen eyesight have four types of colour receptors in the eye. These receptors give the birds the ability to perceive a wide visible range and to see the ultraviolet range of the spectrum. They have the best eyesight in the animal world and their visual acuity is eight times better than humans. The curved talons of the hawks are used for capturing prey and their strong beaks for tearing flesh.

Most hawks mate for life however is a partner dies the remaining hawk will find a new partner immediately. Some pairs remain together even after the breeding seasons while others separate. They are partial to their breeding site, returning to it and to their mate after migration. Migration can start in the autumn and/or in spring, some migrate south and some north, and there are short distance travelers and long distance travelers.

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Hawks prefer habitats that are open like deserts and fields making it easier to find a prey. Hawks can easily live anywhere without any problems  They are easily found in mountainous plains and tropical moist areas in Central America, the West Indies, and even Jamaica. Hawks consume a variety of smaller animals including snakes, lizards, fish, mice, squirrels, rabbits and any other type of small animal found on the ground. The Red-tailed Hawk is known to consume rodents while the Red-shouldered Hawk likes to eat smaller birds like doves and bugs like grasshoppers and crickets.

Large hawks lay only one or two eggs per year while the small ones lay three to five eggs. Incubation takes about three to six weeks and after hatching the young hawks grow fairly quickly. They would stay with their parents for several weeks before attaining total independence and leave the nest.

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Grandma’s Yellow Rose

August 14, 2014

Nacogdoches also known as Grandma’s Yellow is a real eye catcher!  The bright yellow roses appear throughout the growing season on an upright shrub and are excellent for cutting.  This rose is a modern Floribunda, but unlike its modern rose cousins, it has proven to be disease resistant.

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Nacogdoches Yellow Rose was discovered by that great Texas plantsman, Greg Grant. In Greg’s words Nacogdoches Yellow is the “Yellow Rose for Texas” and he’s right this is probably the best yellow shrub rose currently available. These large, double, bright yellow, lightly fragrant hybrid tea roses are born from spring to fall on this Texas tough and disease resistant old rose. Nacogdoches Rose is a spectacular landscape addition, due to the blooming period starting in late winter and continuing till the next freeze. Wild temperature fluctuations will cause it to stop blooming, but only for a short time.

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According to Texas Cooperative Extension, “Nacogdoches” was found in Nacogdoches, Texas growing under an abandoned motel overhang. Six plants were grown in the garden of Tillie Jungman, near Castroville, Texas. Two of the plants were clearly superior to the other four, being more vigorous and disease-resistant. The roses was tested for disease resistance and suitability for growing in Texas and subsequently renamed “Grandma’s Yellow” in honor of Miss Tillie, who died in 2005.

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Content Source: Antique Rose Emporium, Mortellaro’s Nursery, Almost Eden and Help Me Find.

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Castles

August 7, 2014

Cinderella’s Castle

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Windsor Castle

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Marienburg Castle

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Blue Waters

August 5, 2014

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