Six Word Story Every Day tells a story daily through 6 words (obviously). If you enjoy typography, you'll like it. Silence Has Never Sounded So Good at Time and a Half led me to their website and may be my favorite. Windows not frosted but steamed up, He leapt, fell but never landed. and Broken words for the broken souls also caught my fancy.
I ended up at Time and a Half thanks to Kristina at Up Your Wall noting that Kat there had highlighted some of their art. Liesl Pfeffer's twist on travel photography truly is art. I love Mountain Waits. Yes, there is a theme here; mountains amaze me.
Speaking of mountains, I would like to join the mob of tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to witness the synchronous fireflies mating. That NY Times video is a nice technical overview, but here's a pretty picture. Hurray for a new, domestic destination (Gatlinburg, TN) that isn't out West.
With the big 30 coming in September I may have to copy Subtle Revelry's matchstick birthday candles.
I've always been intrigued by antique lampshades with swing-y fringe; this fringe chandelier at The Sweetest Occasion takes that idea to the next level.
The FDA has created new rules for Sunscreen labeling as the NY Times detailed here. Most relevant is this advice for selecting sunscreen "Dermatologists suggest that consumers look for products that say 'broad spectrum,' have an SPF between 30 and 50 and generally reapply lotion every 40 to 80 minutes." Here's to avoiding sunburn this summer!
It wouldn't be a complete week if I didn't link something awesome from Courtney. This week I've chosen Juliette Tang's Still Life with Book photo series on Flickr. Juliette creates a still life portrait based on a book's contents that includes the book.
Apple Pancake Cake (Gluten-Free) at VitalJuice
Asparagus, Mushroom and Ham Quiche with a Potato Crust at PositScience (because a potato crust sounds brilliant!) from For the Love of Cooking
Blueberry Sorbet at Simply Recipes
Faux Full Fat Blue Cheese Potato Salad at Audax Artifex
Mango-Ginger Potato Salad at Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives
Oat Bran and Flax Seeds Whole Wheat Broom Bread at Gayathri's Cook Spot
Potato Power Salad (Beets, Avocado, Edamame and Tahini Dressing) at Zodelicious
Great Falls Park, McLean, Virginia, April 2009