Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Under my umbrella ...

ella, ella, ay, ay, ay ...  the first of a list of Rihanna songs that i really don't like at all ...
so okay, lets skip that little rant and save it for another day ... what i really wanted to do today was to shoot the view under my umbrella ... but it turned out to be a very very blustery day and i didn't want to have my umbrella blown inside out ...

so here is the view from my umbrella today ... or what it might have included ... outside one of my favourite haunts ... a little place called Coggs, that has some of the greatest antique bits around ... and the place is full of .... well coggs .... great big very old wooden coggs ... its sends me dreaming of living in a loft with a brick wall large enough to house some of the big old wooden cogs ... and there is a typesetters set of drawers that i am lusting over ... it's huge ... and dies ... i need them all because they look cool ... okay, back to the what would have been the view from my umbrella except that it was blustery ...


and here is the view from my umbrella on the day my lovely daughter bought it for me!


Now skedaddle over to Jenny's and read some other tales of U ... just click on the button below!

Peace, love & paper
~jo

Jenny Matlock

24 comments:

Jackie said...

I love your umbrella! That is a very nice pattern of flowers . I never get to use an umbrella much because it doesn't rain too often but it's a good investment and I would spend a lot on one if it rained more often :)

Kathy said...

Very cool photo Jo! Love it and your unique perspective! And, btw, that song has always troubled me lol

Wanda Metcalf said...

I love brick walls too. This picture is perfect the up close pattern of the umbrella are crisp and the distant shops are so clear nice job!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Jo,
what an adorable umbrella!!! And how sweet of your daughter to buy it for you. Polka dots are so cheerful on a rainy day!!!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

oops, sorry that didn't make sense...I meant the polka dots in the middle of the flowers!!

GVK said...

A smart take-off on the the U for umbrella post

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your umbrella too. It is such fun.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love the umbrella ... and I love walking in the rain on warm days! Thanks for sharing ... thanks for visiting my site!

5thsister said...

Now that's a great umbrella post! I absolutely adored your descriptions and that last photo is amazing!

Judie said...

Hahaha! I LOVE your umbrella! I also love how sweet you are for mentioning me in your post the other day. I am so proud of the piece you made, and everyone who has seen it just loves it! I am going to frame it next week and have it up in my bedroom by the time Rod gets back from New Orleans. You are such a special and dear friend!
xoxo

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh what a great U word, and a neat way to share the fun antique shop! We have had a few of those blustery days that would have turned an umbrella inside out or sent it's carrier sailing off into the sunset...and it's just the first of MARCH!

BEAR's Mom said...

your view from the umbrella is very nice........not to mention a very pretty umbrella =)
~victoria~

Sue said...

I like that under the umbrella point of view. It's cool!

=)

Gattina said...

In Belgium people should be born with an incorporated umbrella on their heads ! it rains all the time !

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

We don't have a great need for umbrellas out here in the desert, but I keep one in my truck and love it when I get to use it!

very cool....

Pondside said...

I've bookmarked the Cogg's site for future reference! The next time I work on the mainland I may just have to get off the highway and drive into Burnaby. I usually manage a detour into Fort Langley too!

Honey at 2805 said...

Very cute. Who knew an umbrella had a point of view! I have just become your friend and follower.

Lynn Stevens said...

Coggs sounds just like my kinda place!!! When we going shopping???

What a view from under your umbrella and such a cute one at that.
hugs Lynn

hip-chick said...

I love umbrellas! Even the word is fun to say!

Mari's World said...

I love the view form under your umbrella....I might pinch that idea for my 365 project :D
Bring on the Spring I say

House Revivals said...

Your umbrella is cute enough without the view!
~Amanda

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Cute umbrella and perspective peeking from underneath it :o) And haha you always bring me a smile when I read your posts! Oh! yes...huge large wooden coggs on a brick wall sounds cool!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I am going to be totally soooo excited when we do eventually get news of future grandbabies :o)

Jenny said...

This looks like a store I would love to go visit with you!

I suspect we could putter there all day and end up cramming our car trunks full of treasures!

Loved your perspective for this post.

A wonderful stop, indeed, on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'U'.

A+

Splendid Little Stars said...

cute umbrella! fun post! love the perspective!