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Blogs That Inspire Me

Blogs That Inspire Me

P1010166Everyone in the blogging world has those bloggers they follow faithfully.  When I ask friends their favorites, I get so many responses my head spins.  I’m sharing with you some that give me inspiration.

WAVE HILL WALL OF JEWELS


WAVE HILL WALL OF JEWELSPosted: 05 May 2014 07:07 AM PDT

I had a hankering this weekend to visit Wave Hill, a beautiful garden in Riverdale, NYC,  in the Bronx. There were a couple of pines I wanted to check out, and I needed a hit of spring bulbs (beyond the beloved daffodils.) A friend had never seen the place, but always wanted to, and that sealed the deal. I packed a few slices of olive oil cake for fortification, as one always needs a snack after a stroll. (This is my favorite new recipe for tea parties, one that I have baked a few too many times this winter–and yes, one always needs stoutness exercises after a snack….)

But I was surprised by what I consider the shy star of the garden right now. At the back of a clever series of troughs we spotted a stone wall–at least six feet high–covered with miniature jewels. We got a lesson in planting walls with tiny delights.

In general the hothouses are looking splendid; there’s an enormous therapeutic benefit to breathing the air in a glasshouse. Several beds of large sedum were handsome and elegantly plump.

The Seventh Sphinx


le motoPosted: 05 May 2014 05:30 AM PDT

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After years (years!) of futile* hunting, I found a pair of knee high leather boots. The leather is gorgeously soft. You can’t quite see but they have a modest heel. They were destined to become best friends with this jacket.

NANCY LEARNS THE TANGO

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Clivia.slimpaley.comPale yellow Clivia from my garden.

It was beautiful here in Santa Barbara.

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I spent some time in my garden. Despite the lack of rain here, necessitating a serious cut back on water usage, it’s been a stellar Spring for our roses.

Hiking Santa Barbara slimpaley.com I also took a couple of beautiful hikes this week, including one to the top of the mountains above Montecito with a good friend who was celebrating her birthday. Nothing like reaching the peak after a hard climb to appreciate and commemorate  the passing of another year.  The stone heart stays the same but the messages change. This week we found one worth sharing.

 

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Some of these bogglers are people I met, are designers and fashionistas.  I love seeing what everyone posts. I hear the journalism classrooms are filled with writers so there will be no shortage of bloggers and editors for the future.  I did not give you my political blogs…a whole other universe!  I am hooked on those too!

Bloglovin has a menu of blogs that you can sign up for in a daily or weekly feed.  I am intrigued by how many are revenue producing.  Lots to learn in this new atmosphere.

Let me know if there are any that you follow weekly that you think I would enjoy! Thanks a million!

 

About the Author:

Carol Sapoznik
Life happens in the “and” moments – the places where we let more in, allow new directions of thought, create connections, remain open to all possibilities. After 4+ decades at Crate & Barrel, I'm writing on retail, travel, marketing, the arts, causes that matter, & everything along this journey forward.

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