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Flamingos

Jun 21, 2014
Flamingos

This is a repost of an old blog photo taken at the flamingo pond in the San Francisco Zoo. I'm posting it now as part of the  Weekend Reflection group, and also as a transition into posting again. I've had a rough time with calendar printing ...

Alison Toon
Looking forwards to open air shows and festivals–a few lined up!

Jun 19, 2014
Looking forwards to open air shows and festivals–a few lined up!

While I'm doing a lot of travelling this year, I do intend to cover a few shows or a few hundred! Looking forwards to the festivals: Aftershock of course, can't wait. It's going to be huge. Did you buy your tickets yet?Butcher Babies will be there, and...

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Alison Toon
Beautiful, beautiful Ireland: here’s your virtual tour.

Jun 18, 2014
Beautiful, beautiful Ireland: here’s your virtual tour.

Recently, I've been doing a lot of travelling with my new job at Smartling (oh, you thought taking music photos paid the mortgage? Not quite, my dear, not quite!). Turkey, USA east coast, Palm Springs, the South of France, and now... Ireland. With...

Bamboo and More
Embrace spikiness!

Embrace spikiness!

Spines, spikes, prickles, bristles and teeth—nothing to be afraid of! What’s a few drops of blood sacrificed on the altar of succulence?

Enjoy this random selection of photos of the plants we love best!

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MidLifeBloggers
The Inner Life of a Rose

Jun 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Flour/Flower

My West Sacramento Photo of the Day
Twosome Scooter

Twosome Scooter

We spotted this gentlemen riding his Scooter at the grocery store this morning.  He said he gets around all over town and even drove it to Mack Road one day.  His wife rides in it with him.  He is excited that West Sacramento is working ...

Alison Toon
Classical music, why it’s important, and what the UK is doing about it

Jun 16, 2014

I know I've said it before, but I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up and been educated at a time when the arts, including music and theatre, were considered not an extra, but a vital part of the school curriculum.Our high school, Wreake Valley, in ...

The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Squish

Jun 14, 2014
#100HappyDays: Squish

First zucchini of the summer! June 9, 2014I overheard someone say "Zucchini plants are impossible to kill" the other day.Well, let me tell you that ain't true in this neck of the woods. For the last few years, I've had a miserable time growing squash. ...

Alison Toon
In Dublin’s fair city, I can’t help singing about Molly Malone

Jun 14, 2014
In Dublin’s fair city, I can’t help singing about Molly Malone

Everywhere you go in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, you'll find music in one form or another.Buskers on the street in Temple Bar, the medieval-cobbled-narrow-street area on the south side of the Liffey River, Dublin's "cultural centre", full of traditi...

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45 Journal
Fireworks

Jun 11, 2014
Fireworks

We're about to get a terrific display of color along the easement of our access road.  The mile stretch of road is bordered by a thick but seemingly uninspiring type of ground cover, so I was surprised yesterday walking Clover to spot a few early ...

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