Every year from May to early July, the lotus flowers bloom in the ponds along Jhongsing Village’s Shengfu Road. The lotus ponds attract an abundance of visitors from around the area. It is quite common on weekends to see a cluster of photographers and their tripods taking multiple shots of a single specimen while several other enthusiasts wait behind for an opening to step forward and compose a shot or thirty.
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I got caught up looking at beautiful bedrooms on the Living Etc. website and thought I’d share my favorites. Simple, airy, neutral are generally my favorites, though I have a soft spot for some color too, like the blues above, or this pink bedroom, which I still love.
Living Etc. has a ton of bedroom (and living room/bathroom/kitchen/other) photos in their house to home section, if you’re looking for more inspiration/ideas.
Images: Living Etc. (click on the links above to go directly to those images)
Hello again – and welcome to my new readers – thanks so much for joining me here. I took last week off to get some things done around my house, but now I’m back and I have lots to share.
Home & Delicious (don’t you love the name?) is a brand new Icelandic magazine by Halla Bára Gestsdóttir and her husband Gunnar Sverrison. The first issue is loaded with beautiful photos, recipes, craft ideas, and much more. I loved leafing through all 180+ pages. Take a look for yourself here and see what you think.
All images: Home & Delicious
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Apple picking season is September through November and yet they’re available year-round. How? They’re sprayed with a fungicide to prevent spoilage and then coated with a food-grade wax before being put into cold storage, says Christopher Campbell, EWG’s Vice President for Information Technology. “They only pick them one time a year, so that apple you eat in August was picked the previous year,” says Campbell.
This grants them the top spot in the Dirty Dozen list.
Like apples, you can’t peel or wash your way out of this one. Because pesticides need to be diluted before being added to crops, they’re water soluble, says Campbell. Since celery has a high water content, the toxins are sucked directly into the stalk, making it virtually impossible to get around ingesting the pesticides unless you buy organic.
Sweet bell peppers
Similar to apples…
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