Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru Square Wallclock
Machu Picchu, Peru Square Wallclock by catherinesherman onZazzle.

  • Size 10.75″ x 10.75″.
  • Also available and large and medium round.
Afternoon at Machu Picchu, Peru Jigsaw Puzzle
Afternoon at Machu Picchu, Peru Jigsaw Puzzle by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
Size: 10×14 Photo Puzzle (252 pieces) or
8×10 with 110 pieces (more information at the bottom of the post.)

 

Style: Hard Plastic coasters with cork back – set of 6
Machu Picchu, Peru Beverage Coaster
Machu Picchu, Peru Beverage Coaster by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
Style: Sandstone Drink Coaster

Size: 8×10 Photo Puzzle with Gift Box
Turn designs, photos, and text into a great game with customizable puzzles! Made of sturdy cardboard and mounted on chipboard, these puzzles are printed in vivid and full color. For hours of puzzle enjoyment, give a custom puzzle as a gift today!

Size: 8″ x 10″ (110 pieces)
Includes beautiful gift box with puzzle image printed on lid.
Sturdy cardboard stock, mounted on chipboard.
Easy wipe-clean surface.

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Tree Swallow Couple Happy Anniversary Card

Tree Swallow Couple Happy Anniversary Greeting Card

These Tree Swallows are devoted to each other, a perfect greeting for bird lovers celebrating an anniversary. The male keeps watch on top of the nesting box while the female takes a look around from the safety of the nest.

These birds were photographed at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, 25 miles west of Chicago. The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world.

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Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Here is a section of Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The structure built by the Ancestral Puebloans is located in Mesa Verde National Park in their former homeland region.
The cliff dwelling and park are in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Cliff Palace contains 23 kivas (round sunken rooms of ceremonial importance), and 150 rooms and had a population of about 100 people. Cliff Palace was constructed primarily out of sandstone, mortar and wooden beams. The sandstone was shaped using harder stones, and a mortar of soil, water and ash was used to hold everything together.
Tree ring dating indicates that construction and refurbishing of Cliff Palace was continuous from around 1190 through 1260, although the major portion of the building was done within a twenty-year time span.

 

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This Miracle That is Life — Magenta Phalaenopsis Orchid

One of the most miraculous of flowers is the orchid, so I thought it was perfect to illustrate George Bernard Shaw’s quote about the Miracle of Miracles — Life.  A baby, of course, would be perfect, too.

The Phalaenopsis orchid, also called the moth orchid, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species and is one of the most popular and easy to grow. You almost forget what a wonder of nature it is. A miracle.

“Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.”
by George Bernard Shaw

I did a little research on the color Magenta, wondering about this shade of pinkish purple, violet red or purplish red, and found that magenta isn’t a real color. Magenta is an “extra spectral” color. Sir Isaac Newton noticed that magenta did not exist in the spectrum of colors from white light when he played with prisms.

Our brain does the mixing of adjoining wavelengths. But since our brain does all of the work of translating wavelengths into colors, I say magenta is almost as real as the other colors.

According to Liz Elliott, “A beam of white light is made up of all the colours in the spectrum. The range extends from red through to violet, with orange, yellow, green and blue in between. But there is one colour that is notable by its absence.” To read more and see some fun tricks with colors and learn more about magenta, read “Magenta Ain’t a Colour.”

Despite being “extra spectral” color, magenta is a hard-working color.  It’s one of the three primary colors  of the subtractive CMYK Color Model.

Magenta was first introduced as the color of a new aniline dye called fuchsine, patented in 1859 by a French chemist. Its name was changed the same year to magenta, to celebrate a victory of the French and Sardinian army at the Battle of Magenta in 1859, near the  town of that name. 

The web color magenta is also called fuchsia.

Well, I got sidetracked by magenta, forgetting all about George Bernard Shaw.  You can read about him here: George Bernard Shaw.

 

 

 

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Classical Gas Museum in New Mexico

A gasoline museum on the low Road to Taos offers a wealth of old artifacts, both mint condition and rusty. Among the treasures are gasoline pumps and signs and old cars. Posters, postcards and other products are available.

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Lavender Bunches on a Drying Rack

The inside of the card is lavender.
Three colors of lavender dry on a rack at a lavender farm. The fragrance is intoxicating!
  • 7″ x 5″ (landscape).
  • Printed on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish.
  • Each card comes with a white envelope.
  • No minimum order.
  • Available in Note Card size
Lavender Bunches
Lavender Bunches postcard by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
A young woman harvests lavender at a farm in Kansas.

A young woman harvests lavender at a farm in Kansas.

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A Cup of Happy!

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Blocks Happy Birthday Cards

Build a Happy Birthday greeting with this simple, direct birthday greeting. You can change the background color on the front and the back to just about any hue.

Keep in touch with Zazzle custom greeting cards. Customize all parts of this folded card – inside and out, front and back – for free!

Dimensions: 7″ x 5″ (landscape).
Printed on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish.
Each card comes with a white envelope.
No minimum order.
Available in Note Card size.

Blocks Happy Birthday (Yellow) Card
Blocks Happy Birthday (Yellow) Card by Groovyshop
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Help! I’m a Prisoner of Love

Sometimes love makes you feel so crazy! But you need help! But it feels so good you wouldn’t want it any other way. Proclaim it!

Help! I'm a Prisoner of Love Tees
Help! I’m a Prisoner of Love Tees by Groovyshop
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Help! I'm a Prisoner of Love (back) T-shirts
Help! I’m a Prisoner of Love (back) T-shirts by Groovyshop
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Help! I'm a Prisoner of Love Throw Pillow
Help! I’m a Prisoner of Love Throw Pillow by Groovyshop
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Help! I'm a Prisoner of Love Pin
Help! I’m a Prisoner of Love Pin by Groovyshop
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Help! I'm a prisoner of Love Neck Wear
Help! I’m a prisoner of Love Neck Wear by Groovyshop
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Lucky Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

Protect your iPhone 4 with a customizable Barely There Case-Mate brand case from Zazzle. This form-fitting case covers the back and corners of your iPhone 4/4S with an impact resistant, flexible plastic shell, while still providing access to all ports and buttons. Designed for all iPhone 4s, this sleek and lightweight case is the perfect way to show off your custom style.

Size: Large, 2.5″ x 1.5″
Make each letter a special delivery! Put a personal touch on your mail, or share this useful gift with friends and family. Zazzle’s large custom stamps are especially perfect for standard letters and larger envelopes.

This mug has a large handle that’s easy to hold and comes in 11oz and 15oz sizes. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Available in other styles. Makes a great gift!
Lucky Shamrock Four Leaf Clover Postcards
Lucky Shamrock Four Leaf Clover Postcards by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
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Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at Christmas time!

Lucky Shamrock Round Clock
Lucky Shamrock Round Clock by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
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2 round sizes: 8″ diameter (medium) or 10.75″ diameter (large).  1 square size 10.75″ x 10.75″. One AA battery required (not included).
Lucky Shamrock Four-Leaf Clover
Lucky Shamrock Four-Leaf Clover by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
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