Inspirations for a Lifestyle Post

Originally posted on Kayla Jayne:
This post idea came from a question in a recent #blogospherechat, the question was what do you do if you’re lacking inspiration – or something along those words. You’d swear a light bulb had just appeared above my head when this question came up because I thought what a great…

Oh No, Not Another Lifestyle Blog!

Originally posted on Mrs. K:
Do you think there are too many Lifestyle Bloggers? Fashion Bloggers? Beauty Bloggers? I mean, after all, what else is there to say? How many beauty products, trends, travel tips, food posts can one read before they all become repetitive, mundane, annoying? Heck, you review one BB Creme, you’ve essentially reviewed…

Paestum

Originally posted on Un po' di pepe:
The first time I saw Paestum I was 11 years old. Even then, I was an archeology and mythology nerd and was fascinated by the wonders of this place.  It took many years, but I finally went back to Paestum this year! It was every bit as enchanting…

Langhe Leaves in Autumn

Originally posted on Sassi Italy Tours:
Fireworks courtesy of Luca Aimasso’s Barbera post harvest, near Diano D’Alba.  You have to see them in person to fully appreciate, but here’s a good way to tide yourself over until you can visit Piemonte yourself.

Instant Inspiration (4) – Juxtaposition

Streets of Nuremberg Episode 4 of my Instant Inspirations (links to Editions 1-3 at the end of this post) is about a photographic composition technique that for the casual shooter seems as complex as the word that describes it: Juxtaposition. With Juxtaposition you bring together two or more objects in a photograph that attract the…

November Tomatoes

Originally posted on Joys Of Creating:
With the first cold night, I covered my volunteer Cherry Tomato vine with cheese cloth. Until Tuesday evening, I left the cheesecloth on the tomato vine 24/7. I checked the tomatoes and was delighted to see they’re turning. It won’t be long until we have some fresh tomatoes in…

Flowers in Bloom – Elder

Originally posted on Watching the Daisies:
My Purple Elder tree just coming into flower two weeks ago Midsummer is Elder’s time to bloom – displaying hundreds of lace like fronds of sweet scented flowers.  My purple Elder tree is calling me to use her blooms NOW and make some Elderflower cordial – a great tonic for the after…

Elder’s Tales

Originally posted on Soul Lines – Diary of a Soul Writer:
She is smiling at me Proud of what she sees Delighted, moved, elated That I am staying To keep her company.   Nobody is ever that happy to see me She loves me and I love her More than words can say – Though…

Adventuress from a teeny-tiny town

Originally posted on More Than Meets the Eye:
Growing up in Highland Mills, New York, I’ve always been accustomed to the “there’s nothing to do around here” feeling.  No one has even ever heard of “Highland Mills” before, and the closest landmark that people sometimes are familiar with is Woodbury Commons (if you’re a shopaholic).  Besides…