these flowers along my road mark the beginning of spring! my favorite season by the way. they are called african daisies and grow wild everywhere around here! the sad thing is they only last for about three weeks out of the year, then it starts to get too hot for them.
"beyond providing reading material and inspiration, Shakespeare and Company allows writers to stay for free in exchange for helping out in the bookstore. The bookstore can accommodate five or six writers at a time, and writers may stay as long as they want."
i love this idea of, “give what you can, take what you need.” the world would be a better place, a place where everyone would flourish.
WhatIWore: I’ve long been a lover of turquoise, both real and fake. I’ve been told that at room temperature, real turq is cool to the touch, but you’re here for facts! so here we go:
Turquoise is opaque and has a waxy luster; the color varies from greenish gray to sky-blue. The sky-blue varieties are the most valued as gems, but because of their porosity they easily absorb dirt and grease and change in color to an unattractive green [Editor’s note: I kinda like the green!]. Exposure to heat or sunlight is also injurious to the color of the turquoise. The finest specimens come from Iran; other sources are the Sinai peninsula and the SW United States, especially New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado.
I was informed by my dear friend that today is national “no shoes day.” Then my boyfriend was notified by text message as I received an email from TOMS regarding the event. Boy! Does news travel fast?! I only hope the cause behind “no shoes day” is also in route.
a way to raise awareness of the many shoeless children worldwide. Anyone can do it!
We did our part today, raising awareness as we trekked! I even got kicked out of my favorite thrift store!
no shoes may mean no service.
But today, April 8th 2010, no shoes mean you are servicing a humanitarian cause!