Blueberry Beauty

I found this on the side of a Gelateria.

I think the blue beads are not beads, but rather blueberries.

How refreshing is lemon gelato, in the summer?

Adore this face, big time!

Pics taken by Resa – February 28, 2023

Toronto, Canada

The artist:


Aries the visionary fighter

Marina will be sharing some special Zodiac art by her father over the coming year. She’s starting off the spring with Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac. “Art Towards a Happy Day” is for all people, animals and our planet earth. Cheers to Marina!

Marina Kanavaki

[21 March – 19 April]

Today is the first day of Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac.

Aries is acardinal fire sign.

Visionaries with unparalleled ambition, generating bold and brilliant ideas, they’ll throw themselves headfirst into battle… the hard way to learn lessons but always look forward.

Starting from the last [12th] sign, I’ll be posting these original illustrations, Anakreon Kanavakis created for a calendar. [check it out here]

I love these so much, I designed a whole set of products with them at my art shop.

Here are a few.

Happy Tuesday, everyone and a great week ahead!

and… Happy birthdays to all Aries out there!

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When you Go

A poem, or a metaphor for love? Holly’s pen is a magic wand.

House of Heart

When you go I become

the sea gull begging salt from

from briny air.

My veins are a winding tunnel

of purple sea.

I channel you in the night owl’s

perpetual call that awakens my

subconscious to virtual desire.

At dawn your shirt hangs from a

bed post in buttery sunlight

and I’ve become so small I could slip

inside the lining of your chest

sheltered by the warmth of your

skin where Ilong to be.

Art by Anuraag

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Weekend Serial — Atonement in Zugzwang Episode-4, featuring Robbie Cheadle!

Teagan is at it again!
Her new weekend serial is shaping up to be exciting. She’s only 4 episodes in, so it’s easy to catch up and enjoy her wonderful imagination.
Teagan uses random “things” from readers to drive her stories, and you can join in the fun.
I was honored to be a driving force in episode 2. More, I drew an image of Pepper, the star of “Atonement in Zugzwang”.

Teagan's Books

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Fondant animals & barn by Robbie CheadleFondant animals & barn by Robbie Cheadle

Welcome back to Atonement, TN, everyone.   If you saw my post yesterday, then you know that this new installment of Atonement in Zugzwang was driven by a recipe (from which I chose 3 things) created just for this post by the amazing Robbie Cheadle.  Here’s a link to the post where you can learn all about that fabulous Black Bean & Vegetable Soup.

This episode is a little longer, and I’m sitting up late to finish writing it, and do this post.  So let’s get to business.  The three random things I took from Robbie’s recipe are: chopped, carrot, and soup.


Pepper learned that the body of her uncle, Wirt (Salty) Riley was missing.  In its place a mysterious blue bottle had been left.  Inside the bottle, they found a cryptic message, “

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Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Fri-Yay Good News

Every Friday John posts a GOOD NEWS story. Gotta love this one about a white Husky named Ivy being rescued from an old water filtration pond. Need some good news? Check out John’s blog on Fridays!

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Video grab of firefighters in Michigan heroically rescuing a helpless dog trapped in an iced-over pond

Today’s good news comes from the Good News Network. Here is the story in its entirety.

Firefighter Lures Trapped Dog Off the Ice Using Treats–Then Lifts it Up a 10-Foot Wall

Patience, bribery, laughter, and a heck of a bicep muscle were all needed to rescue a helpless dog trapped after falling 10 feet into an ice-covered pool.

The Michigan animal shelter Pound Buddies received several “frantic” calls on March 7th about a dog trapped in the old water filtration pond.

The pond was frozen over, but with water clearly sloshing about over the ice, how long until the 60 lbs. husky plunged through was anyone’s guess.

Pound Buddies called in the Muskegon Heights Fire Department, which arrived “within minutes” to rescue the pup. Video footage shows the moment Lieutenant John…

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Springing Forward aka The Dreaded DST

Timothy Price wrote a song about the Dreaded Daylight Savings Time. He then made a video for it using AI.

The song and video are funny & entertaining. To view the original post and the video in its full glory, click on Tim’s AI pic above! The video didn’t reblog, so I am reposting a lower resolution here.

The Dreaded DST
Lyrics and Music by Timothy Price
Inspired by Marina Kanavaki

Daylight blinds fools who have no skills
They create silly rules they are so unreal
Daylight’s scarce, why don’t we care?
We save it eight months out of… every year

Bedtime at ten feels like nine
Don’t feel sleepy? Have more wine
It’s midnight damn, the bottle’s empty
I’m still awake… I’m feeling pretty cranky

Now we’re on the dreaded DST
Body clocks are broken why can’t we see
That hour we save every single day
Is two-hundred forty hours of daylight that we have… stashed away

Alarm at five it feels like four
Like a zombie, I hit the door
Preparation-H on the old toothbrush
Toothpaste up my… Whew! What a rush

No time to shower, sleepin’ on the job,
Stinkin’ up the office, what a slob
Head bobs up and down, fishing at the screen
My boss is cranky… making quite a scene

Now we’re on the dreaded DST
Body clocks are broken why can’t we see
We can look forward to falling back
We get one hundred twenty hours of daylight from… our stash

We’ve changed to DST for 56 years
That’s six-thousand seven-hundred hours, my dear
Of daylight, we’ve been banking away
So let’s go spend it on our… sanity

Now we’re on the dreaded DST
Body clocks are broken why can’t we see
That hour we save every single day
Is two-hundred forty hours of daylight that we have… stashed away

Visit Tim’s blog for more Original Music, Parodies & Videos. There is also fab  Photography, Art, Nature Delux, Seven Cats and More.


The Women who Wait

Merril’s poems from the Oracle are special. We are treated to one every Saturday. This one is particularly relevant today, as it was in yesterdays.

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

Odilon Redon, Illuminated Flower

The Women Who Wait

If I need you,
will you come,
with love-put light
to drive away the smell
of man-sweat and boy-blood?

Here, the storms whip
and the shadows moan
black beneath the blue,
but I ask for—not so much—
roses under a peach sun,
the lifeline of sea, its sparkle, and
the whisper of wind in my hair,
telling me you are coming home.

My poem from the Oracle. I thought at first she wanted me to write about Penelope, but she wanted the message to include women everywhere throughout time.

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