Friday, June 29, 2012

The Seal of Approval Weekly Link Round-Up

You undoubtedly think that my link round-up posts have gotten some sort of seal of approval, but-- as usual-- I'm being a tad facetious. Our house was built in 1952, and one of the "perks" of that day and age was a laundry room accessed from the outside. When I do the laundry, I get the key, open the patio door, step down and walk a few feet to the laundry room door, which I unlock and open. Inconvenient? It seldom rains here, so I don't think it is. I used to float around in the pool and wait for the "dings" telling me the various cycles had ended.

Testing hanger comfort
Tuesday night I was getting ready to do a few loads of laundry, when I looked through the patio door to see this fellow testing a clothes hanger to see how comfortable it was. (Click on the photos to see them in a larger size in a new window.)

Actually, what this young male Anna's hummingbird was doing was trying to use a bit of stealth to make sure no one else came to use his favorite feeders and fountains. These little guys are extremely territorial and spend large chunks of time chasing each other away from favored feeding spots.

I'm going to be on your blog, aren't I?
Tuesday night, we were still using the evaporative cooler, and Denis couldn't get a clear shot of the hummingbird because the camera insisted on focusing on the screen door. While he went to get ready for work, I took over the camera.

This fellow was so comfortable that he didn't move a feather-- letting me open the screen door and click away to my heart's content. I think that gives the seal of approval to  my clothes hangers, don't you?

Fortunately he did finally decide to move so I could get started on the laundry!

Oh oh. Y'all are looking for some links, aren't you?

Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
  • The treasure hunter in me likes stuff like this: Roman jewelry has been found in an ancient Japanese tomb.
  • And how about those subway workers who unearthed an ancient road in Greece?
  • Find out what made this copy of Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! such a very special graduation gift.
  • This has been a week for treasure hunting: Iron Age coins worth millions have been unearthed on the island of Jersey. (If I told you I love the Indiana Jones movies, would you be surprised?)


Blogging Tip

I ♥ Lists

Book Candy

New to My Google Reader

That's all for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!


  1. Cathy - Oh, what a lovely 'photo! And the story that goes with it is even better if that were possible. So cool that that little guy decided you and your laundry room were acceptable :-). And thanks for the links.

    1. You're welcome, Margot. I'm glad you enjoyed my hummertale. ;-)

  2. Love the hummer and the story! And I'll be checking out some the links too.

  3. Oh how fun to spot that young hummingbird!

    1. Yes, Denis had the sharp eyes on that one!

  4. Wonderful photo!

    On another note, I just can't even imagine an outdoor laundry room, living here in Nova Scotia.

    1. I used to live in central Illinois, and the type of laundry room I have here certainly wouldn't fly there. I get the shivers just thinking about it!

  5. Hahahaha... the little hummer found a cool spot to guard his feeder.

  6. That hummingbird is so beautiful! You have so many interesting links this time that I'm going to have to come back here tomorrow to read more of the articles.

    1. As long as you don't think of my blog as a time suck, I don't mind! LOL


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