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|
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?|
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?)
- Read about the first successful Unglue It Campaign.
- 64% of readers don't know they can borrow eBooks from the library.
- How to Use Copyrighted Images on a Web Page or Blog.
I ♥ Lists
- The Library of Congress's list of Books That Shaped America.
- 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity.
- This piece of art by Julie de Waroquier reminds me of climbing up into an old apple tree to read when I was a child.
- These Tings Take Time... and I'd gladly help the gentleman, wouldn't you?
- Another wonderful library courtesy of Bookshelf Porn.
- IKEA bookshelves done beautifully for This Old House.
- I wouldn't mind having this French Country House-style Library.
- How about this cozy little attic loft?
- A modern library storage bin.
- A reading table with storage slots.
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!