Finds on the Feed

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.



underpass and feed finds…

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Underpass — Part of me thinks riding a dirt bike in and out and through there would be cool. Verra cool. The other part hopes there isn’t a giant sinkhole brewing underneath the crushing weight of this underpass.

That’s how my thoughts are rolling this Friday.

We put a LED Infrared Detection Light on our staircase. Go ahead. Google it. It does look a little spooky.

We put it there so we wouldn’t break our necks on our blueberry blue staircase before the runner is installed.

We call it the Bogey Light. Gracie Allen Golden Pup will not step one paw across the sacred line of the Bogey Light. I roll my eyes. She stands on the landing and paces from side to side, toenails clicking and clacking. And then she clears her throat until I appear at the top of the stairwell and motion her upward. Sometimes, I have to squat and cajole her just like when she was a pup and I was teaching her to climb the stairs. No matter what, I have to be standing there or she will not pass… unless there is a popcorn bowl, and I’m behind her. Then she can get past the Bogey Light just fine. C’mon guys. Shake it! We’re having popcorn!!

For Vintage Lovers ~ @ The Sartorialist — Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas. These shots from the Vintage Car Show and the Pool Party. Oh, the color! Each one of these images is stunning. This is one of my favorite sites for photography and street fashion and glorious color. Clickety, click. And click it big.

For Fashion Lovers Everywhere  ~ @ Myndi Shafer — QUICK GIGGLE: 100 Years of Fashion in 100 Seconds. This video is pure genius. Shafer always makes me laugh. I visit her blog frequently. Click on over.

For Bird/Nature/History Lovers ~ @ Belle Grove Plantation — The Osprey Get A New Home. Michelle and Brett Darnell will soon be opening Belle Grove Plantation in Port Conway, Virginia as an elegant Bed & Breakfast. I’ve been following their story avidly. Click, click, click.

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

TGIF, baby!


So I wouldn’t throw a blood clot…


I won’t lie.

Fast drafting is tough. It’s hard to disengage that left brain. It’s hard to shutdown that internal editor. I’m a natural editor. Stuff jumps out at me, and I Just Want To Fix It.

No. No, no, no.

I set the timer on the smartphone for 60 minutes. When it quacked like a duck, I jumped up and did 15 minutes of dance cardio, so I wouldn’t throw a blood clot. And repeat.

I ate a protein breakfast. A nutrient-rich lunch.

I drank water.

My biggest problem was that the touch pad on the new laptop is so sensitive that if my sleeve touches it, it can cause the cursor to whip to another part of the draft and enter text there. Oh, boy.

I’m learning to hold my wrists differently.

I stopped at 5096 words — 23 pages.


For Color Lovers Everywhere ~ From @ designtaxi, A Beautiful, Romantic Short Film About Making Ink in Every PANTONE Shade by Loke Shi Ying. This came across my Facebook feed earlier this week. This short film is beautiful and romantic… and stunning. Click on over. Enjoy. This is one of my favorite sites.

Only one Feed Find today.

TGIF, baby!


Note: These images are all licensed, royalty-free images. They are not for sharing. Thank you.

blast from the past and feed finds…

While I’m busy shoveling, shoveling, shoveling, here’s a blast from the past. I put it up earlier at The Daily Tree blog, where I am a weekend contributor.

Everything is whiteout white here, so a splash of color doesn’t go amiss.


Taken at Edwards Gardens in Toronto in November of 2009.

It’s beaut.

Finds on the Feed

For Writers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog – And Now for Something Completely Different! Redefining the Writing Conference. Introducing a global, online writing conference. This is time sensitive, as the conference is February 22-23, 2013. Really, you should be reading this blog regularly. Click. On. Over.

For Meatball Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Inspired Taste, Joanne’s Turkey Meatballs Recipe With Tomato Sauce. I made this myself. It was delicious. I ate it over pasta and over rustic bread. The red pepper flakes are a good heat hit. Click. Click. Click.

That is all the Feed Finds you get today. I must gird my loins and head back out to shovel, shovel, shovel.

TGIF, baby!


Northern Girl Vibe and Feed Finds…

Michigander Sister has been getting a lot more snow than I have. She’s got that Northern Girl vibe going on. Me, not so much. That’s okay. I’m willing to share.

Being as it’s Friday and all, I’ll share with you too.

Poor birdies. Gonna have to take a snow bath.


Thanks for the pic, Sis! Gorgeous.

Finds on the Feed

For Adrenaline Junkies… and Writers ~ The Daily Joltdigital adrenaline shots for the masses. This is a new site. It is exactly what it says it is. Put a little kick in your day, Mon-Fri. Start with the About page. I’m addicted. Click. On. Over.

For Soup Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Cheese and Toast, Sue Riedl’s Hot and Sour Soup: The cure for what ails you (like that dumb flu). Why wait until you’re feeling wonky and have to coerce your beloved/bff/whatever into making this for you? Click. Click. Click.

For Lovers of the Image… and Photographers ~ Daily Dose of Imagery – This Toronto-based photographer has been linked in my sidebar for a long time. I can’t imagine my day without a click over to see what Sam Javanrouh has posted for the day on this photoblog. Clickety click.

TGIF, baby!


Note: Now that I’ve finished this post, it is snowing like crazy. Heh.