Friday, March 17, 2017

The Boisterous Blossoms Weekly Link Round-Up

I'm finishing up this post on Monday evening-- the evening when the northeastern part of the United States is supposed to be hammered with snow. I hope you all are safe and warm and have plenty of provisions (especially books).

Meanwhile, in this part of the continental United States, this is exactly what I saw today as I went in and out of my laundry room (which is accessed from the outside).

There's a wind spinner that does an excellent job of persuading the Gila Woodpeckers that they really don't want to drill a new home in the side of my house. (Yes, they did try once.) There's one of my Tombstone rose bushes growing up and over the fence with hundreds of blooms yet to open. (Thank you, rain!) And on the other side of the shed, you can see that my sweet acacia is still full of colorful pompoms. I love the Sonoran Desert!

Something tells me I'd better stop boasting about my Arizona weather and head on out to the link corral. They're sounding restless out there!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • How many volunteers does it take to transcribe Phyllis Diller's 53,000 jokes? (I miss Phyllis and her husband, Fang....) 
  • Behind the story of The Silence of the Flans with Laura Bradford. (Looking forward to seeing Laura tomorrow and getting my autographed copies!) 
  • How the stars of The Crown compare to their real-life counterparts. (Something's going on with Denis. Time was, the man wouldn't be caught dead watching historical costume dramas. Now I've got him watching-- and enjoying-- The Crown and Victoria....)
  • The greatest French crime writer you've never heard of.
  • Here's one way to fight the gender gap in literature. 

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Ten rare animal babies you've probably never seen before.
  • Have you ever heard baby sloths making conversation? 
  • An octopus slipped out of an aquarium tank, crawled across the floor, and escaped down a pipe to the ocean. (Well done!)
  • Surgeons removed 915 coins that had been swallowed by a Thai sea turtle. (Why do I suddenly have indigestion?)

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

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

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. What beautiful blossoms, Cathy! Yes, spring in the desert is gorgeous, isn't it? And I'll bet those cave paintings are, too. I'm off to find out! Thanks for the links.

  2. Thanks for the links.

    What beautiful flowers. So lucky to live in an area where one can grow them. But don't all those blooms aggravate allergy problems?

    And a clever gadget to keep those woodpeckers from using your house as a construction site. This must be a problem for many people or there wouldn't be a preventative measure.

    1. Individually they don't seem to, and I'm not suffering any symptoms from them now, and there are hundreds upon hundreds of blossoms.

      I like the fact that wind spinners are not only useful, they're pretty, too.


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