Curating Serendipity

Be open to the unexpected – what you find might be better than what you were looking for.

Some things old, some new, some borrowed…

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510-Common Nighthawk1A Common Nighthawk arrived in my yard recently. It catches flying insects, which makes it a welcome visitor. What I could really use, though, is an anteater… Read The Common Nighthawk

Plant green cherry tomato rain drops

A Very Good Day: After a recent rain, I had a very good day taking rain drop photos in the garden. Read Today Was A Good Day for Rain Drops.

508-SocialismHumour in Government and Politics: Both Canada and the USA are in the midst of Federal elections. I’ve rounded up some famous, and not so famous light hearted quotations about government and politics. Read The Lighter Side of Politics.

What if the Queen of England said this to the Americans: “In light of your immediate failure to financially manage yourselves and also in recent years your tendency to elect incompetent Presidents of the USA and therefore not able to govern yourselves.” Read  Message from the Queen Revoking American Independence

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Internet Addiction– How much time do you spend on the internet each day? Do you sometimes think you might actually be addicted to it? Here is what I decided when I looked at the time I spend on the Internet doing research and writing for this blog:  Are you Addicted to the Internet?

71 PowerI completely redecorated an old post and dedicated it to Electricity. We take it for granted, don’t we! When we have a power outage at night, the most amusing thing I observe is that I still walk into a room and flick on the light switch. It is such an instinctive thing to do! Read Best Thoughts about Electricity.

There is no pleasure worth forgoing Well of Lost ThoughtsFeeling Old! There is a lighter side to aging, and it doesn’t involve ageist stereotyping and discrimination. Read the Best Quotations about Getting Older.

BorrowedThe trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Terry Pratchett

Soap is composed of molecules with two distinctly different arms: one arm ‘loves’ to grasp onto water molecules, while the other arm ‘fears’ water and latches onto molecules of dirt or grease. Thus, when rinse water is washed away, it takes with it dirt and grease.
Charles Panati’s book of Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

Marblesmarble Canada thistle amazing circle orbI’ve made a whole bunch of them in my favourite photo editing software. Click Amazing Circles – Marbles to see them.

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