Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady via colleen_m_story. A certain scene in this post reminded me of an incredibly kind, gentle dog my uncle owned when I was a kid. I can’t for the life of me remember which breed she was, but she was an extremely large dog who weighed more than I did for most of her lifetime. She’d always come up to greet us when we visited my uncle’s house. You couldn’t get into the house until she’d gotten at least a short round of petting. Ha!
Travel 500 Years Back in Time – The Mystifying Park of the Monsters, Italy. Isn’t this cool? I wonder how many other places like this have been forgotten over the course of human history.
Taking a Year of My Retirement Now via RHTDaly. My Twitter buddy, Ruth, posted this about a month ago. It’s been fascinating to follow her along on her adventures so far. If you want to follow along with me, go check out the rest of her site as well.
From Boom and Rust:
A Gold Rush-era mining town, Bodie was swiftly populated in the late 19th century and just as swiftly abandoned in the early 20th century, leaving behind a husk of a city…. Now, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Bodie every year to wander the streets on guided tours and peer into the site’s dilapidated houses and storefronts.
When summer’s end is nighing
And skies at evening cloud,
I muse on change and fortune
And all the feats I vowed
When I was young and proud.
What have you been reading?