Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Greenfield Village, Cotswold Cottage





Greenfield Village, Cotswold Cottage. The is is an English cottage right here in Detroit! It was was brought from Chedworth, Gloucestershire in the Cotswold Hills of southwestern England. Greenfield Village was started by Henry Ford. I fooled around with the middle one (same as above), but I am not sure if I even like it.




Asta at Hyperenergy just awarded me this award. I pass it on to Jacob at Ocala Daily, B Squared at Ft. Lauderdale Daily, and Marie at Montpellier. Also Abraham Lincoln for his birds blog, though I know he doesn't accept awards. I made a modified version for "my winners," because I expect that these "winners" may have already "won" before.

17 comments:

Jacob said...

What an absolutely gorgeous cottage! And a great photo. I don't think the 2nd one works too well, though...was this a watercolor effect?

Now, thank you so much for the awards! Asta also awarded them to me, but I'm going to also include your "modified" version which is just super!

Thanks, Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Drybrush, I dont' like it very well either, but included it for fun.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Congratulations, Jacob, you deserve it, both of you!

goda said...

Very Pretty

Asta said...

Hi Mary,

I like the manipulated picture. It reminds me of Monet.

And the house is beautiful. Was it really moved all the way from England? That's fantastic.

Creative of you to modify the awards. I think you did that well-:)

Best regards
Asta

Jacob said...

Hi Mary...thanks for all your kind words...

I guess I have found that "painting" effects work best with landscapes...without people...people just never come out too well...

Even the handsome ones, like this guy!

And I figured you'd want to know what I really thought...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks Goda, Asta and Jacob.

I would prefer to know what people really think.

(within reason, no abuse please! LOL!)

I like the effect better on the house than on Bb and it's not that great on the leaves, either. It does look nice on the house. It depends on your expectations. I was looking at real paintings, and the people kind of look that way too--you just can't expect it to look like a photo, I guess.

I like modifying the awards so people can display them more than once.

Erin said...

What an adorable cottage!

(I don't love the one you played with, but to each their own.)

Kris said...

Taken apart rock by rock, I guess!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Erin and Kris. Ido prefer honesty over pap. AS far as moving it, they did take it apart rock by Rock with lots of photos and drawings to help them to get it back together right.

Marie said...

Thank you so much, dear Mary. I have been busy translating a difficult medical article. I've finished working on it.

I'm very proud of myself now,thanks to you :-))) (I'm joking).

Your photos is wonderful (as usual I should specify).

Marie said...

Your photo is
or
your photos are

:-))

B SQUARED said...

Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I am deeply appreciative of your kindness.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Marie, congratulations on finishing your translation! And you deserve honors. you to B!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

My photos ARE something I take great delight in doing.

Rose said...

I totally love that cottage!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks Rose, me too!