Today is TALK LIKE A PIRATE Day!
Not so much living as vacationing. Did you know that you can rent a fire look out tower at several locations in the US National Forest system?
These are high, but not high-end, accommodations, but once you get there, the views must be magnificent!
Lookout living is not all blue huckleberries and kinnikinnik jam, however. Like lighthouse keepers, lookout living requires some accommodations.
Here are some of the photos from this delightful book that combines history, drawings, photos and recipes. The book is available from the National Forests Foundation website store, or Amazon.
All too often I come across photos or stories or memories of interesting or magnificent places that have been lost to history. This post is about hidden architectural treasures in London which still exist – including a wonderful photo of the interior of the iconic Battersea Power Station. They have been captured in the book, London: Hidden Interiors.
Photographs by Derrek Kendall; the book is by Phillip Davies.
I was an adult when I read Susan Cooper’s excellent books in the Dark is Rising sequence. Even so, they scared the pants off me.
Think about this from the Wall Street Journal, Brutal Rise of Islamic State Turns Old Enemies Into New Friends.
And here for the active infographic. (Graphic by Chris Kaeser and Stuart A. Thompson/The Wall Street Journal)
You know what day it is.
If you are still stuck on Star Wars, you can crochet yourself this wonderful Death Star throw pillow (28 inches in diameter). The pattern for the pillow – this one was created in acrylic yarn so you can wash your death star without worrying about shrinkage – is at ravelry.com.
Thanks to Katie for the link.
Also available as a LEGO kit from Amazon for $1,986.49 plus shipping (not eligible for Prime)
More fun stuff: