Art, Nature, Photography, Saturdays Photo Finish

Saturday Photo Finish

For a Saturday Photo Finish, we end the week with a random picture from my wanderings. These are just shots that I take that I like and may be of any subject that catches my fancy.

Like them? Share your thoughts in the comments or a photo of your own.

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Art, Photography, Tourism, Travel

Sunday Steps: Life’s a Beach

Welcome to Sunday Steps. Here I will share pictures and stories from the places that I’ve traveled. Sometimes one or the other, sometimes both. I will try to include the location of any images that I share. Leave a comment if you’ve also been to the place in my post, or if you’d like to visit there someday!

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Art, Books, Do It Yourself Projects, Libraries, Society, Travel

23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries

23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

Have you seen one of these around?


These “little free libraries” are popping up all over the country, and I have to say, I just love them.

Not only do I love the creativity, and ingenuity of design with which most of them are made, but I love what they stand for. Taking books, sharing them with each other. Especially in communities that might not have a library available to them readily, or where budget cuts might make it hard for locals to get access to one. I also just like the idea that people want to share what they have read and enjoyed with the world. Take a book, pass it on. Take a book, leave a book. Take a book, share a book. These slogans that occasionally accompany these libraries say so much with so little.


I will be on the lookout for these when I travel, hopefully I will find a few to take a snapshot of and share here on my blog!

Books, Nature, Travel, YA

Dreams from the Desert


The Desert Keep of the Silent Assassins

“She had been just about to stop and set up her tent when she’d crested a dune and the lush green trees and adobe fortress had spread before her, hidden in an oasis nestled between two monstrous dunes.”

Assassin and the Desert by Sarah Maas

Tourism, Travel

New Ways to Explore


Life-Sized Pop-Up Books

From Trend Hunter:

Tourism New Zealand recently designed a giant pop-up book that explores the country interactively. This visual book has many images that recreate and reference the Hobbit film: The Desolation of Smaug. It is titled ‘The Book of New Zealand,’ where many visuals are meant to pop up in a large form to create a 3D effect.

The movie itself was filmed in 3D where you can see some resemblance of each scene portrayed in the movie.Most of the scenery has gorgeous mountains and landscapes that show New Zealand’s true beauty. The extravagant rivers, forests and villages also show some variety in how every scene was created. This life-sized pop-up book shows a great sense of interactive tourism and promotion for traveling to New Zealand.

Click here to see more photos of the Life-Sized Pop-Up Book!

Libraries, Travel

Il Bibliomotocarro


Il Bibliomotocarro – Basilicata, Italy

From Green Generation (Translated)

Bibliomotocarro is a traveling library that brings books every Saturday in the villages of Basilicata. There are about 700 books that the bike has bee; eight stops, with appropriate signs and times in which children between eight and twelve years old can borrow books.

Antonio – an elementary school teacher for 42 years, has filled books and called Biblio bike bandwagon. Every week we turn the villages of Basilicata and you announce by the sound of an organ. In the squares await the children. “They borrow books – told Antonio – and sit on a step to browse. It creates a magical atmosphere. “Before leaving, he opened his own White Paper: Children write to us whatever they want, stories or personal narratives. “When I return it, the book falls into the hands of other children who continue the story or write about others. And they are always wonderful stories. ” Each month Antonio travels about 500 kilometers, and transmit to children the passion for reading.

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