Lately my internet reading has reminded me of the bumper cars at the local carnival. I bump over to one blog and on to the next until my head is reeling. I thought I’d share a few links to just a fraction of the gems I often visit. It seemed appropriate for a Friday, which is a day I celebrate only the good! I hope you find some new friends on this list.
- Joe Spado at Round Circle blog often touches my heart with his posts about his family. He shared a tale of taking his granddaughter, who is obsessed with elephants, to ride one in his post Pachyderm Playground . He’s the perfect grandfather! Joe, when you have Lilly’s elephant drawing made into fabric, I’ll buy some!
- Speaking of pachyderms, Brenda Freeman uses some facts about the training of elephants to illustrate her point in an inspiring post called Have You Learned to Be Helpless?
- At The Backroads Photo Blog, read about understanding a horse in He screams With His Ears. Actually, the post is about connecting with a horse, but it could be extrapolated to our interactions with people.
- If you love ghost stories, Fairweather Lewis celebrates October with a shivery tale every day! Fascinating stuff, Faire.
- If you celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Thorne is making some sugar skulls, decorated in the Aztec tradition You can buy them at her Etsy shop. They absolutely rock.
- Speaking of “rock,” my buddy Jessica The Rock Chick posted a video of a spectacular wedding celebration the other day that I’ve been viewing daily. The wedding party turned into a musical (the groom is a professional, so don’t groan). Just go see it at L’chaim.
- Slam Dunks has an inspirational post about another blogger’s writing that “hit home,” so to speak at Last Try.
- Jamie, at Duward Discussion wrote a breathtaking poem to celebrate Autumn called “Last Chances.” She included it in her post That Time Again
- Anne is a jewelry maker who shared some pretty fabulous work. She used beads from Nigeria that were made from recycled records. You would never guess that’s what they are! I need to ship my old LP’s to an artist in Nigeria!
- Then hop over to Exile Imaging for a taste of Costa Rica, which is where my friend Van snapped this portrait of a woman about to explain the how coffee beans are processed. As are all his photos, its gorgeous!
Oh no! Now, I’ve gone and thought about coffee! It’s time to throw on a ratty t-shirt and head to the coffee shop. Why “ratty t-shirt?” Because I spill coffee down the front of me every stinkin’ day! I should just wear a bib, but I’ve got a better plan. I can take those stained t-shirts and make an “elegant” necklace à la Martha Stewart.
Y’all have a beautiful Friday.