I've been visiting a number of blogs lately and seeing some interesting things, so I thought I'd share a bit with you. (Especially since my blogroll is out of date and I haven't updated it in a bit!)
First, Peter (Peter's Paris) is taking his visitors to wonderful sites in Paris and elsewhere in France in every post. Sometimes I fall in and feel like I may never crawl out! His photography is beautiful (but this picture is mine) and I learn something new with every visit!
Speaking of food for thought, Shoreacres will always inspire with her beautifully written, in-depth essays, one of the latest being about creativity, sharing and sustaining it. The post on one of her mentors in boat varnishing is a gem. If you're not a regular visitor, check it out!
Becca has been writing some astounding and thoughtful posts at Becca's Byline. Every now and then it's a Write on Wednesday post -- something I used to participate in often! There's lots of food for thought in Becca's posts. Recently she wrote about hidden talents, as she spoke of "Dancing with the Stars." We both agree it is a guilty pleasure! She also has a thought-provoking post about parents/children and role reversal as they age.
I've recently started visiting Bella Rum at Cul de Sac Chronicles. This is yet another of the blogs I've been stopping at that isn't on my badly outdated blogroll. Do check it out! Be sure to scroll down a bit and check out the post about the bathroom poofs -- you know, those net things we use in the shower. All I can say is "who knew?"
Mama K has reviewed a book by a cancer survivor that she heard speak. The author is a columnist at the Plain Dealer in Cleveland -- her story sounds wonderful and inspiring. And another cousin, Annie, has started Annie's Omnium. It's a brand new blog -- and she's quite the artist! Check out the cute rain barrel she painted for a commission! Stop by and say hi!
Finally, if you remember Anno from the dearly departed Anno's Place, she is back with a couple of sites. You can link to her photography and Postscripts site here.
But she is also hosting a new site -- and one in which I've been honored to participate called Unconventional Beauties. The blog is a series of conversations and -- this is the main thing -- self-portraits by various participants. Including me! (This isn't it, but I needed a spot for a Gyppy pic!)
The idea is to take a self-portrait (and you don't need to be Annie Liebovitz to pull this off!), and then write a narrative about you, the photo... Well, don't listen to my words; visit the site and check it out! I found it to be an interesting and soul-searching process.
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