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Brought to you by the letter "C" - By Lisa Brandel

Ron asked me to be his feminine cycle and shoot around once a month to give you my good word. I can’t turn down the invitation to be a monthly pain (daily when I can get away with it) so here I am. Today’s post is brought to you by the letter "C" and let me explain why. I live in the central part of Ohio, in the United States. This year we hit record highs for summer temperature averaging in the ...

Lucie, For You

The Trifextra Challenge this weekend is to write 33 words inspired by this song from Mick Jagger and the Stones with whom he Rolls: *** We were wild, dangerous and fierce— oblivious, yet hell-bent on blighting the world. It was wicked-good fun while you lasted. In spite of the guilt-searing pain, I am damned pleased to meet you.

Praia do Vale dos Homens (Valley of the Men)

Praia do Vale dos Homens beach is located in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park just outside the village of Rogil in the Western Algarve. It is well off the beaten tourist track which makes it an ideal choice for anyone looking for a great “get away from it all” location. While some websites say it is suitable for bathing, I am not absolutely convinced. If you look at the video and pictures you will notice at low tide there are rocks ...

Daddy

The prompt this week at 100wcgu is “…as the world turned...” ************ “That boy’s too old for you, an’ he ain’t nothin’ but trouble!” “Oh, Daddy…“ Her father watched as they peeled out of the driveway in Leon’s Corvette. Rather than seeing a movie, they “went parking” at Tucker Lake. Marie was disappointed, but maybe Leon couldn’t afford much else. She kept quiet. Marie had drunk beer before, but it never made her feel this dizzy. Her clothes were coming off but Leon wouldn’t stop. As the world turned, twirled and ...

My A ~ Z of Portugal

Portugal blogger Julie Dawn Fox set herself the challenge of writing a series of posts relating to Portugal using each letter of the alphabet. When I read her intro post “A personal A ~ Z of Portugal” I thought “What a brilliant idea” and one that could be easily be adopted by fellow bloggers across the world. For example “My A ~ Z of Chile” or “A ~ Z of Australia”, UK, USA or wherever. I feel this is such ...

Weekly photo challenge – Windows

This first shot is of the Gridiron building in New York, it seems so fragile especially taken from this angle. This is a detail from one of the beautiful stained glass windows in the cathedral in Prague which I particularly liked. The detail and the colours are so fresh, just breathtaking. On a visit to Spain, we drove up to Ronda and this is a view across the gorge.

Need a Kidney, Take Mine

Thursday, we met with friends at a local Cajun "kitchen" restaurant. These 2 people (married couple) have been in our lives for nearly as long as hubby and I have been married. Even after, 40ish years, we have the absolute best time together. These are the kind of friends that really are just a smidgen removed from being my  family.  The only thing that differentiates this category of friends from  being  related to me...well other than DNA, is: A.  I might not be a perfect ...

White insects in soil…what are they?

There is never a dull moment on Piglet’s Plot.  I’ve discovered yet another bug has taken up residence in my gourmet garden so I need some help from my gardening buddies please! While emptying the soil from a pot I’d recently grown potatoes in I discovered tiny white insects running around in the soil. I’ve tried to identify them and think they may be soil termites or springtails. They are about 2/10th of an inch long and crawl very fast! I cropped ...

Bored? Knit a square!

And that's pretty much what I did this weekend.  I also needed squares from my Lovegood blanket over at Hogwarts at Ravelry, where I am a member of House Ravenclaw.  Harry Potter for the win! So, I decided on two different squares.  The first is a horseshoe cable square.  I like it!  Cables are fun, especially when you read you pattern correctly and it comes out correctly.  Interested in trying it yourself?  Here's the link to the pattern on Ravelry. The purple ...

Free October 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

It’s that time again! As we are nearing the end September and getting ready for fall, here are some free October 2013 desktop calendar wallpapers for you! Resolution is 1920 x 1080, which is perfect for widescreen monitors. To download, click on your favourite image. It will open up in a new window. Right click to save onto your computer. Enjoy!

Weird & Wacky: The flower that eats worms!

To the untrained eye, it’s a harmless plant. It looks pretty and innocent with its dainty lilac flowers. But appearances are deceiving. The philcoxia minensis is a carnivorous plant with an appetite for worms. Unlike the Venus Fly Trap and pitcher plants, this plant takes the subtle approach when it kills its prey. The attack isn’t even visible to the naked eye, as it takes place underground, beneath the soil. The rare Philcoxia minensis, which is unique to Brazil,uses its underground ...

Fun Flower Facts: Lilac

Scientific name: Syringa vulgaris (sir-IN-ga vul-GAH-ris)! Lilac is a genus of about 25 flowering deciduous trees native to southeastern Europe and eastern Asia. Trees range from a  height of  2m to 10m tall. (~6-10ft).  Lilacs are beloved flowers valued for their clusters of  strongly fragrant blooms. They are popular ornamental plants that can be found in public parks and gardens all around the world, as they are fast growing and don’t require much maintenance. In fact, less pruning will result in more ...

The Ghost Fower (Mohavea Confertiflora)

With Halloween just a couple of days away, we’ve got spooky flowers on our minds here at Fun Flower Facts. We like to think of ourselves as a blog with a special interest in flowers and plants with fascinating names or characteristics.  In the past, we have profiled the Dragon’s Blood Tree, Bat Face Cuphea, Ghost Orchids, the Ghost Plant, and so much more! So if you like that kind of thing, you should definitely visit our blog often! Today’s blog ...

mushroom maniac...

"maniacal frenzy" that's what i'm suffering from these days. (well, not really suffering...i'm a merry maniac) with the everyday rain we've been having lately (which is highly unusual this time of year)... every time i step outside...i see MORE mushrooms... NEW mushrooms... growing to enormous size in just ONE night! and so...i can be seen...crazily running around...camera in hand... trying to battle the mosquitoes and dodge the gnats... snapping pictures, sometimes from an ant's point of view. if you're anything like me... you'll enjoy all the different shapes, sizes, textures and colors! (i ...

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Charles Redfern - The Alternative Mainstream

For no rhyme or reason …

Supposedly, this blog is devoted to theological-sociological-spiritual-cultural-environmental proclammation.  Nuts to that for now.  I loved this video of breaching whales and I’m passing it along.  God is fun and he loves it when his creatures have fun.

Charles Redfern - The Alternative Mainstream

Charles Redfern - The Alternative Mainstream

Exploring a multi-dimensional world with a multi-dimensional Gospel. The Alternative Mainstream offers commentary on culture, religion, and poltics from the "new evangelical" viewpoint: God cares about social and environmental justice as well as the family -- and Jesus cannot be stuffed into any American political party.

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