Archive for April, 2013

Succinctly Yours Week 109

Posted on April 20, 2013 1:56 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for Sunday, April 21st

Word of the Week: knead

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Plant A Garden, Save A Cypress

Posted on April 20, 2013 1:19 pm under General, Green Living
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This post brought to you by Scotts Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cypress trees made the news last year, when The Senator, a 3500 year old cypress tree, burnt to the ground.    My brother, an avid Floridian gardener, caught the news coverage and decided to learn a bit more about these trees.  He read that over 20 million cubic feet of cypress are cut from Florida’s wetlands each year, while only 17 million cubic feet are replaced.  The math is easy and an annual deficit of 3 million cubic feet presents a real danger to Florida’s wetlands.  I was delighted to hear that he had made the switch from cypress to eucalyptus mulch.

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Easy Sparkle

Posted on April 18, 2013 10:37 am under General
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This post brought to you by Moen, Incorporated. All opinions are 100% mine.

Our home is best described as eclectic.   Modern art peacefully coexists with an Americana slate painting, the antique slant top desk resides comfortably next to our techie gadgets and our gleaming wood table works perfectly with stainless steel kitchen appliances.    Function always takes first place, but we strive for a home that is both functional and pleasing to the eye.  That's certainly true as we consider the replacemnt of our bathroom faucets.

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Autumnal Thoughts

Posted on April 16, 2013 9:50 am under Microfiction
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“Why is Junior laying down?”
“He heard he was a Fall leaf.” (59)

Mrs. Oak became discontent with her bronze attire after seeing her neighbors saturated in gold. Any Olympic viewer knew the difference. (136)

He was wrinkled, brittle and needed a prop to stay upright. Getting old was tough, but it beat what came next. (111)

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was saturate.

Keeping It Simple

Posted on April 16, 2013 9:31 am under General
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This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are 100% mine.

I used to listen to my parents and grandparents talk about the good old days.  Nowadays, I find myself using those same words, frequently followed by "life was simpler back then".  Not everything was good or simple, of course.    Whenever I catch myself dreaming of sheets fresh off the clothesline, I  also remind myself of  sudden storms that left them drenched and requiring another trip through our washer's hand-turned wringer.

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