|Incredible sunset behind the silhouetted massive trees|
I am so proud to be a Canadian: the multi-cultural aspect of our country evident at this festival, from Canadian-born to Canadian immigrant music. Hearing musicians belt their hearts out, openly of Mexican heritage, or Iranian, Irish, even Tanzanian, gay, young or old, brown, white or black-skinned, and be genuinely appreciated and applauded for their songs made me know deep in my heart there IS tolerance for all peoples, as there should be.
|Another sky, this one to the east, setting sun behind me, coming home from teaching yoga in Windsor. Can you spot the moon rising, partially hidden by thready clouds?|
|Spotted this incredible flowering tree (look how tall she is!) in Windsor|
|Isn't it just gorgeous? Here you can see pea pods...is it a Locust or Honey Locust (we have lots of those here) of some sort?|
|Bella getting right in there again, had to be summarily dumped onto the floor and off the block more than once! She felt it would make a great cat cushion (obvi, Sandra, she says, eyes rolling)|
|Port Dover Lighthouse built around 1850|
Back to Bella, one of my three fur-kid ingredients in creating a balanced happy life, you've probably heard that it's that time of the summer! Pets on Quilts is happening right now at Lilypad Quilting! This has to be one of, if not my favourite linky party of the year. Six more days to enter, and there are already 26 entries! Bella will for sure be one, so come back tomorrow and read all about her contributions to my quilting life. Okay, okay, she's nudging me, as she is wont to do when I spend too much time with a phone in my hand or wiggling my fingers to make clickety-clack sounds on the laptop, make that her contributions to my life. Period.
|Lots of terrific prizes to be won, did I mention that?!|
Two other heads-up, that you will see create a lovely 2-layer lasagne :-)
First up is Bernie at Needle and Foot. She wrote a great article on something I had never heard of: Flipboard. Even the intrepid Internet traveller, MacGyver, had not. This reminds me of Pinterest, but it is a place to make personalized 'magazines' of articles on any topic that interests you, not just photos you like. Sounds cool, right? But Bernie takes it one step further by showing you how you can 'publish' your own articles into your own magazines, and make those magazines public. This way, others on Flipboard who also like yoga or quilting for example, may find an 'article' (aka post) you wrote on a subject that also interests them. This can help to bring traffic in the form of new readers to your blog! More deets on this by clicking the link. I've created a few magazines and added two posts to my Yin Yoga magazine, spending a grand total of maybe 30 minutes all told from downloading the app to setting it up to creating and finally adding two posts. That's not bad.
Second is my friend Karen of Tu-Na Quilts. She wanted to start a blog over a year ago, and would visit mine and comment from time to time. Some personal events brought us closer together, and I was able to finally encourage her to just DO IT! She wrote her first post here, and she has just finished a terrific, informational, humorous series on her Minnesota shop hop adventure. It is well worth a read, and hey, I just realized I could flip those articles into a Quilt Shops magazine I could set up! Ha, didn't plan this, but there's my over-arching (cannot kill the English teacher in me) lasagne theme again: two 'ingredients' (Bernie's post on Flipboard and Karen's shop hop posts) creating goodness, as in a great idea for a personalized magazine.
Here's my infant-stage Flipboard link (need to add the social media button for this--going to see Tish about making these look prettier on my sidebar).
And remember to tell me the name of that tree if you know it!
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