Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Has Sprung for This Weekly Link Round-Up

This week the weather has been perfect. Balmy. Plenty of sunshine. My Tombstone roses are blooming. I sat in the living room by the picture window the other day and watched a bird selecting and pulling off twigs from the fairy duster bush-- a prime indicator of nest building going on. Female hummingbirds are drinking deep at the feeders, which means they're raising their first batch of young.  There's something magical about spring!

Spring has sprung in me, too. I feel better than I have in countless months. (I'd hate to have to tell you when the last time was that I felt this good.) I've been cooking and baking, weeding books from my shelves, going through closets and filling the trunk of the car with donations to Goodwill. I'm hoping that a very dear friend will be visiting next month, so it would be a good idea if I continued to clean... both inside and out!

Enough of that, though. On to the links!

It's Spring!
  • I've been having a blast keeping an eye on this webcam that shows a hummingbird nest with two tiny occupants. If you're going to take a look, don't wait too long-- they're growing fast!

Book Lists

Home Library, Anyone?

Bookish News & Other Fun Stuff

Social Media & Blogging Tips

From the Blogs

New to My Google Reader

That's it for this week. I hope you found something that piqued your interest. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll serve up a fresh batch of links for your surfing pleasure!


  1. Cathy - I am so glad to hear that you're feeling better! I've been thinking of you and hoping that you were :-). Thanks for this link round-up, too. Much appreciated, as always!

  2. Glad to know you feel so well. I'm still waiting for the day I can throw open the windows and act like a housewife for a few days. Our snow is disappearing but we still need heat for at least a while most days. Love the hummingbird video.

  3. We are enjoying our first hint of autumn, and spring seems way off. Great news about you feeling well! And thanks for the round-up - love those kiddie-tale posters!

  4. I woke up to snow on Monday but was running in shorts and a tshirt on Wednesday. St. Louis has some crazy weather.

    I enjoyed the links on the home library, especially since I spent 4 days last week staining my new shelves and will spend this weekend working on them as well.

    I also loved the tats! I'm a fan of tastefully done tats, have a couple myself and I want a literary one, just haven't found the right one yet.

  5. I've got about a dozen of those links pulled up to look at now. I could be busy for hours just from this post! :)

  6. Margot-- Where I'm concerned, no news is usually good news! :)

    Barbara-- That hummingbird webcam is very distracting if I have it going while I'm trying to do some actual work sitting here!

    Susan-- I thought they were a hoot!

    Kris-- I'm originally from central Illinois. I know all about weird weather. That's why I moved to someplace where weather is usually very boring! LOL Oooh... will we see photos when you're done???

    Alyce-- It's good to hear I found some interesting links this week! :)


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