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Two Sided Guilder

Already, I have misled you about Amsterdam.  They no longer use guilders so the title should of been "Two Sided Euro" I guess..but then it would be less "Dutchy".  I am all about "Dutchy." I know that my regular readers are aware that I am married to a Dutchman.  His grandparents were part of a  group of Dutch that came to America and settled into a community made up of other Dutch. Then those Dutch families had lots of Dutch babies.  ...

Flowers on the moon…

Not yet, but it’s coming! Image Credit: NASA In 2015 scientists are planning on sending some seeds to the moon to study the germination of plants in lunar gravity & radiation on the moon. They will be creating a self contained habitat and attempting to grow basil, turnips and arabidopsis (a small flowering weed from the mustard family). Once the seeds have landed, water will be added and growth monitored and compared to controlled specimens on earth. They will be using the moons ...

I Want to Hear From You!!!

Usually I'm spouting off about something or other here, but I'd really like to hear from you! Now that May is over and summer has unofficially begun I thought it would be cool to go back and look at a few of your favorite things from his Spring. In the comment section below, please share with us the best book you read; movie you saw or experience you had in the few weeks - please include a few sentences why. My hope ...

October roars through at the Alternative Mainstream

October roars through at the Alternative Mainstream

This blog lit up last month with 2,228 visits, breaking May’s record high of 1,393. October 30 is now the Michael Phelps for a single day with 324 hits, with the 29th and 31st achieving nearly the same results. The chief reason: We were noted in the “Occupy” movement. There were ping-backs and links galore. We’re also being fed into The Jefferson Tree (a hub for political blogs) and The Blog Farm, from which we have gained many readers.  Networked Blogs and Bloggers have also played ...

From my perspective blogging is hard work

In today’s world with millions of blogs, new bloggers are constantly seeking constructive and different ways to build, promote and market their site to new visitors or prospective customers. It doesn’t take long after your blog is up and running before you realize that no one is coming! If you want to 'grow' your blog, roll up your sleeves and get to work. Simply said, blogging is hard work.., period. You cannot sit back and expect people to find your blog, you ...

Screenshot

After seeing a friend do this on Facebook, I decided to give this a shot.  I typed "ludicraft" into a Google Images search just to see what would come up.  Here's a screenshot of what I got: All things I've posted here and about!  I was just curious to what would come up. It's kind of nice seeing a sort of snapshot of all the things I've posted about.  Shown here is the top of the search.

Featured Blogger: Walter W. Smith – NewDigitalScapes

“Love can accomplish all things. Things that are most impossible become easy where love is at work”. St. Therese of Lisieux Featured Blogger: Walter W. Smith - N e w D i g i t a l S c a p e s ... Walter Featured Blogger: Walter W. Smith - N e w D i g i t a l S c a p e s... pier and flower in meditation Do you love art, words, music, photography, texture, color, and poetry? ...

The Orchid that Looks like a Bee!

I spy with my little eye a bee on a flower. Or do I? Upon a second glance, that’s not a bee at all! It’s a bee orchid, a type of orchid that looks like a bee resting on a pink flower! The Bee Orchid, (Ophrys Apifera) can be identified by its bee-shaped, brown and yellow lip and the two smaller antennae-like sepals, surrounded by two pink sepals. As well, the lip of the orchid is covered in fine hairs. The plant ...

Plant Profile: Astrantia

Astrantia, commonly known as Masterwort is a beautiful, shade loving perennial that adds colour and uniqueness to every garden, especially so when you consider it makes for a beautiful & long lasting cut flower. Masterwort can easily be grown from seed. Make sure you seed them in the fall as they need cold in order to germinate. Once you have a mature clump you can easily divide by carefully digging up the plant, split it into two and replant the halves. Masterwort ...

a dog in the sky

what?! a dog in the sky? that title may sound a little off the wall... but, you'll see. keep going... milo is an indoor/outdoor cat. she has her litter box inside, but rarely uses it. she prefers to do her thing outside...digging a hole and then daintily squatting. she usually comes inside just before dinner's ready, OUR dinner. she sits patiently while we eat...hoping for leftovers. she's especially partial to potatoes. mashed. french fries. cooked in a stew. it doesn't matter. miss potato head is just one of her nicknames. so she ...

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2013

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is one of major tourist attractions in the Epcot Theme Park in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida during the months of March, April and May. It’s a must-see for flower lovers! During this time of the year, visitors can feast their eyes on beautiful garden landscapes and topiary. There are over 100 topiaries, 225 floating mini gardens and flower beds, and impressive flower towers.  And course, being a Disney theme park, ...

Taking Up Arms

Us kids huddled together in the dark bedroom we shared.  The caboose, the end room, on my parent’s single wide trailer house. Our room was meant to be the master bedroom, the largest on the train. Me, my sister, and both my brothers shared the same space. Spent plenty of nights curled together in a double bed, listening to the fighting. We rarely ventured out to see what was happening. Fell asleep to screaming slugs. By the time the sun came ...

Floral Trends: Flowers in Bridal Hair

Summer is well under way! It’s wedding season and conveniently, this is when all the flowers are in bloom. Flowers are romantic, feminine and flirty. Naturally, flowers as hair accessories, are perfect for summer brides, adding elegance and beauty. You could use a single bold flower for a simple hairstyle or a cluster of delicate blooms for a more complicated style. Tips for using fresh flowers: Pick fresh, resilient flowers. Choose flowers that are in season. Store the flowers in a cooler or refrigerator ...

How to Grow an Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum)

Is the orchid cactus an orchid or a cactus? The orchid cactus, also known as epiphyllum, is a cactus that blooms large, showy flowers that are just as beautiful and exotic-looking as orchids. Flowers come in bright vibrant colours like white, red and pink in a variety of shapes and forms. They bloom from spring until summer and many varieties are known to bloom at night. The plant is native to the jungles of Mexico, Central America and South America. There are ...

Freebie Friday: Free April 2014 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper!

While for some of us it’s hard to believe, Spring really is on it’s way! Here in Edmonton we are looking forward to double digit temps next week! Exciting! To help celebrate Springs arrival here are ...

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Guest Post: Bulb Flower Gardens

The fondest experience for any gardener is the sight of the first spring flowers peeking through the last snow of winter. These spring flowers have been long seen as a sign of new life. Whether ...

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7 Questions With an Author: Frank Viola

Frank is a highly-sought speaker and an incredibly prolific writer with 16 published books so far. His web blog frankviola.org is one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the Internet. His latest work is a ...

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A Good Master And A Greater Revelation

Jason Clark is a singer/songwriter, author, speaker, and pastor. Jason’s passion is to know the love of God more each day. He lives to see a generation step into their identity as sons and daughters ...

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Run Like Hell!

Humans can be porcupinish in nature. You get too close and their adrenaline kicks in, triggering a panicky spray of barbed quills, homing in on your most vulnerable places, usually the face and eyes. And why ...

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Afterlife of the Viking

Shevata leaned back on the armrest of the obsidian throne. “Zermon, no more savages!” “I’ll remind you that you released the last one?” Zermon rolled his eyes looking over a short man brought before ...

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Defining Moment 1985

One strong arm robbery (no weapons) turned into 2 when the take on the first was too light. The 2nd got us caught. I was driving, and we were about to pull away but a ...

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The Kid Got to Me

When she told me that she wanted to write books I knew that she had suffered. Only the scarred would dare to write, to make sense of, or at least to look at, the entrails ...

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Acknowledging the pain of others

People like me, who write about their experiences of child sexual abuse, do not intentionally set out to cause other people pain. Unfortunately, however, we do. When we are lucky enough to have people ...

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Haiku: The First Day Of Spring…

Today is Thursday March 20th, the first, official day of spring! The buds start to peak through; crocuses, forget-me-nots, blossoming cherry trees herald the awakening of a new day. Spring has sprung and we can ...

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Peer support through blogging

One of my reasons for returning to study is that I would like to set up an organisation whose sole purpose is peer support for adults (both women and men) who experienced abuse as a ...

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Artist’s Studio

My new artist’s studio is is finally setup! Your artist’s studio is the hub of your creative endeavors. It is your home away from home. Often it is the home of your heart. An ...

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