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Painted gnomes bring smiles in Oakland

"Painted gnomes bring smiles in Oakland" A gnome is screwed into the base of a utility pole at Newton and Wesley avenues. Photo by: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle.

from The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Packing a First Night Box when Moving House

Packing a First Night Box when Moving House...GREAT IDEA cause your always looking for things the first night in!!! I did this when I moved and it was SUCH a great help when I was exhausted that first night. I also packed a "7 day" bag, that would hold all our clothes for that first 7 days. That was a great help, because I was not as together as I wanted to be

This extension to an isolated farm building incorporates key elements of the existing vernacular – the locally sourced stone, the pitch of the roof, and the slate colour for the new powder-coated metalwork – and combines them in an uncluttered modern idiom

Have a go at this! A tigress in the Pench Tiger Reserve, has successfully raised her five cubs into sub-adulthood. Included in Project Tiger, the reserve is not only rich in habitat and prey, but also contains no human settlements. Local villagers that live in surrounding areas hold great respect for the forest and its fauna.

from National Geographic News

Picture Archive: The Streets of Boston, 1930s and 1940s

A portal for inspiration and insights in the ceramic and pottery arts, with a focus on a diverse range of clay artists. including reviews, images, virtual galleries, techniques, collectibles, antique and contemporary styles,

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