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Hump Day: A Feast For The Eyes… +

On this, the last Hump Day of March 2015, it’s raining in my neck of Canadaland. Fact.

When I’m not putting words on the page today, I’m jumping up to boogie to Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars or Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. Video links alert!

Let’s just say that I have the dance style of the latter. True confession.

I Found It | It Found Me ~

For Gardeners ~ This post today by Karen @ The Art of Doing Stuff. 5 Trendy Vegetables to grow this year. My fave was the kalette, a kale/Brussels sprouts mashup.

Fave Instagram Foodie right now ~ dennistheprescott I want to eat E V E R Y T H I N G . Including those monster burgers that will not fit in a human mouth. Oh, Canada!

Don’t read that, Fitbit. Just look away.

A feast for the eyes.

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Experimenting with some close-cropping.

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And… a little black & white.

Let’s just feast on this, this last Hump Day of March.


Close Shot Friday 071 And Feed Finds…

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Hover and click.

I snapped this at LOL Sister’s on my recent visit. And that’s Land of Lincoln, if you didn’t see Wednesday’s post.

This plant had blooms in three stages. Some were pink, some blue, and this. Just emerging. Just turning.

But I loved the way the leaves were cloaking the blossom.

Meanwhile, back on the intertoobs. Let’s do a little…

Feed Finds

For Food Lovers ~ @ One Man’s Meat – Porcini Crusted Fillet Steak… Conor Bofin is a food blogger out of Dublin, Ireland. I read him as much for his entertaining style as his recipes. He has a keen wit. Be sure to read his French Retreat Series. Click on over.

For Photography Lovers Everywhere ~ @ The Weekly Minute – Shane Francescut’s Beauty in Ottawa: Mer Bleue Bog. Shane recently relocated from Toronto to Ottawa. He is best known for his street photography. Oh, just look at everything. I love his photographic voice. Click. On. Over.

TGIF, baby.

You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…


Clost Shot Friday 069 and Feed Finds…

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Don’t look in the upper left corner and you won’t go blind. I should have taken my own advice. I’m still blinking dots.

Still, I love this vintage truck so much. The windows look like they might’ve melted a little bit.

That bumper is hanging on for dear life.

Somebody fled and left the door open. Did you notice that?

She’s probably having a triple hit of espresso at Balzac’s right now.

That’s where I’d be if the bumper was hanging by a bolt on my vintage truck, and the windows were all melty, and the headlights were gone, baby, gone.

You got a shot of the hood, the grill here.

Wait until you see the interior.

I’m saving that for a special moment.

Meanwhile, back on the intertoobs. Let’s do a little…

Feed Finds

For Organic Foodies Everywhere ~ @ Eye Candy Popper – ECP’s Heirloom Tomato, Zucchini and Goat Cheese Stack. ECP is a French Canadian eco-blogger with a passion for healthy living. We share a love of tomatoes and locally grown food, among other things. Click on over.

For DIY Lovers ~ @ The Lettered Cottage – Layla’s Laundry Room Countertop and Reclaimed Wood Shelves. I’ve been reading Layla for a while. She has such a love for everything she does. And one of the things she loves best is repurposing salvage finds. I have lust in my heart for what she’s done with this old door. Shh. Don’t tell her. Click. On. Over.

For Writers and Other Multitaskers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Multi-Tasking vs. Multi-Focusing – Be Fruitful Not Busy. Kristen always dishes the tough love with a healthy dose of humor. As a writer, she’s one of my go-to reads. Click. Click. Click.

For Humor Lovers ~ @ WebDonuts – Mike Gruhn’s Twist. I never miss Gruhn humor. It lands in my mailbox every morning. Clickety click. And then click some more.

TGIF, baby.

You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…


Single Shot Monday: I just said, “Gimme.”…

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I’m giving you a bit of the green for St. Patrick’s Day and some spring luscious red.

A dinner guest arrived last week with a bottle of white in one hand and clutching this pot of tulips in the other.

I didn’t know which to go after first, so I just said, “Gimme.”

As soon as the ground thaws in July, I’ll be plunking them in the frontscape.

Just kidding.

It’ll thaw way before that.

Looks around nervously. Chews thumb.

Feed Finds

If you have a little bit of the Irish in you today ~ @ The Art of Doing Stuff — Karen’s How to spend the day Irish style. I’ve been reading Karen’s blog for a long time. Why? Because she truly knows how to do stuff. And she’s funny. Funny, funny, funny. You should be reading her, too. Go on. Click on over.

For Cupcake Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Myndi Shafer — Myndi’s Cupcakes. Myndi knows how to talk cupcakes in a way that makes me smile and remember. I wanted to gallop downstairs and sift things in the kitchen. You might see a bit of the green in that last shot? I need a recipe, Myndi. Clickety-click.

And Monday gallops in with spring riding its tail.


I Call it the Crypt and Feed Finds…

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I call it the Crypt, even though it’s not underground. Mr. G, honey made this garden box for my birthday last year. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. Can’t wait. Try not to let the glare poke you in the eye.

It’s eight feet long, two feet deep, and 2 1/2 feet high. I told him if I go before he does, he can just pitch me and my Kindle in there and plant potatoes. Elen humor. But with the resurgence of coyotes in Burbville, I’m rethinking that. He’s probably more worried about a zombie apocalypse.

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Shiver me crypt.

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Not looking good.

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We’ll never see Kansas again, Toto.

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Digging out. Filling up.

That last one was taken yesterday.

I ripped the winter wreath off the front door today.

Ripped. It. Off.

The end.

Feed Finds

For Creatives Everywhere ~ @ In Flow – Otto von Münchow’s A Path to Creative Life. Otto is a photojournalist and blogger that I follow. He makes beautiful photography, but he also writes thought-provoking posts on creativity. Click on over.

For Writers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Show Me the Money – What’s the Skinny on Author Earnings? Guest post by Jami Gold. “Money seems to be the taboo and we don’t want to talk about it. Too gauche. But most of us would like to be paid for what we do, so time to dig into the uncomfortable stuff…” Really, you should be reading this blog regularly. Click. On. Over.

For Beet Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Canadian Gardening — Charmian Christie’s Sow a Rainbow of Heirloom Beets. I’ll take the candy-striped. No, wait. The Golden. Click. Click. Click.

For Lovers of Small Spaces ~ Just for fun. @ Taxi — Jillian Wong’s A Tiny Manhattan Micro Loft Apartment Transformed… Really. I could live here. Clickety click.

The Feed Finds are always an eclectic mix. I like it that way.

Go forth and prosper on Thursday.


mellow yellow, baby…

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And… it’s back at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

We’re yellow-peeping.

Mellow Yellow, baby.

For Music/Dance/Fun Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Myndi Shafer — Shhh..Listen. Myndi is definitely a go-to-gal for a giggle, a laugh, a smile. This qualifies for the @LdyDisney Friday Happy Dance of JOY!!! It’s a twofer. Click on over.