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…


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.


Michael Douglas POTUS Moment…

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Do you do this?



Last night, while sleeping and dreaming, I dreamed my next two posts.

I wrote the text. I could see it. It was good.

I found the images. I could see them. They were good.

In my dream, I was doing the whole Michael Douglas POTUS from The American PresidentAll right. Okay. This is good. [fist pump]

I woke up feeling like… and on the second night,

I created posts.

And it was good.

Then my toes hit the moose slippers and I Drew. A. Complete. Blank.

And I went WAH, WAH, WAH all the way to the decaffeine-maker.

Tell me true.

This has happened to you?


In my next Michael Douglas POTUS moment, I plan to hit the save and send buttons before the fist pump.

And yes, I’ve seen this movie more than twice.

Elen, who is still trying to yank that memory out of her brain at 3:30 pm. Le sigh.

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!


Winter Beauty and Feed Finds…

Today, it’s darksome and rainy, but I took this shot on December 29th. We had a good eight inches of winter by then.

Coresopsis Moonbeam in Winter ~


In summer, it’s pale yellow and light as a fairy. Here it is with a black & white Snapseed action ~


I love its winter beauty, too.

Here we go.

Finds on the Feed

For Readers Everywhere ~ @ Lisa’s Lair, Welcoming NYT Best Selling Author Caridad Pineiro!. Best-selling author Caridad Pineiro is helping to rebuild the shore by donating proceeds of her latest romantic suspense release, THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE, from now until March 1, 2013. Caridad’s share of the proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief fund… These people are still suffering in a major way. To learn more, please Click. On. Over.

For Writers ~ @ Jon’s Blog, 5 Key Tips for Indie Authors in 2013 (Jon F. Merz). Want to improve your sales over the next twelve months? Here are five things you can do. Click, click, click.

TGIF, baby!


Haven’t done this for a while…

Friday Feed Finds or…

Finds on the Feed

For Writers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog, What’s Ahead in 2013—Predictions for the Future of Publishing and Authors of the Digital Age. Traditional publishing, indie publishing, Amazon, authors, the year of the writer… Click. On. Over.

For Writers ~ @ Jane Friedman, Best Business Advice for Writers: December 2012. This is a monthly link round-up. Clickety click.

For Hikers/Photographers Everywhere ~ @ Canadian Hiking Photography, Patrick Latter’s Cross Country Skiing by a Full Moon. I discovered this blog through my love of photography, and I cannot look away. Click. Click. Click.

For Food Lovers ~ @ 1227 Foster, Danny’s Deliciously Low-Carb and Gluten-Free: Paprika Shrimp and Zucchini-Squash Medley. Be still my heart. You know what to do. Click on over.

TGIF, baby! Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1