James K. Polk, eleventh President of the United States died on this date in 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee. Polk is best known for an incredibly successful one-term presidency, after which he declined a second term.
Whether you call them miniature gardens, tabletop gardens, or fairy gardens these tiny, darling landscapes are beautiful and simple enough for anyone to create. Because they are basically container gardens, they are perfect for any space, any lighting and any conditions!
Many of our local gardening stores have miniature plants and even tiny accessories. When I was last at Rabbit Shadow Farm, they mentioned that they would be introducing their own line of fairy garden furniture this fall. Taking a class at the Denver Botanic Gardens offered by Rabbit Shadow Farms was what first got me started in fairy gardening.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the men and women who have died in service to our nation. Many movies have been filmed about our fallen heroes and their surviving brethren and watching them can help us better understand the circumstances of their lives and keep us from reliving past atrocities.
Which television shows are returning in the Fall 2010 season? Which ones aren't? Did your favorites make the cut? Need to catch up on the last season or start over from the very beginning? The library has a plethora of TV shows, new and old, so it's phenomenal that you can check out up to 10 at a time.
They check out for 3 weeks and can renew as long as no one is waiting for them, so you have time to dissect each frame of LOST in slow-motion.
During an economic crunch, the workplace can seem more arduous than ever. Why not celebrate this Wednesday with a comedic film that pokes fun at the work-a-day world. When I'm feeling blue, these gut-busters grant me some perspective and much appreciated laugh therapy.
Office Space - A funnier film has yet to be created that deconstructs the cubicle jungle that embodies the daily life of a majority of office workers. If you've ever fantasized about simply stopping going to work, this is the film for you. "Did you get that memo?"
Brazil - Terry Gilliam's masterpiece features a daydreaming bureaucrat set against a dystopian future where no one is truly safe.