T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: Your Eyes Blaze Out

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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“Photographer Christopher Cline and his Goldendoodle Juji (pronounced Joo-ji) are a match made in Photoshop heaven. After moving from Virginia to Minnesota a few years ago, the artist was feeling homesick and ‘sliding into a sad place in life.’ Then, his girlfriend Christine brought home Juji. ‘I wasn’t exactly open to getting a dog,’ Cline told Mrs. Sizzle, ‘but I immediately fell in love with him. After Juji came into his life, Cline began expressing himself through Photoshop. He’d take photos of himself and Juji and later alter them to make it look as though his canine pal was a giant. ‘I just wanted to share a little of our adventures together,’ Cline explains, adding that he wants his edits to have a ‘kids’ book feel.’ Whether they’re lounging on the couch or taking on outdoor adventures, both Juji and his human seem to have a ton of fun together—no matter what their size!”

DON’T MISS Cline’s other shots at My Modern Met and at his Instagram site.


Thank you Susan.

A Man. His Bike. A Few Birds.

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A man rides a bicycle while carrying finches on poles in Beijing. Songbirds are a popular and traditional pet in China, especially among older people.  (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: Paper Ghosts

 

Saturday Morning Work-Out Inspiration

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Italian Lucio Santin enjoys the sunny spring weather at the English Garden in downtown Munich. (Source: Michaela Rehle @ wsj.com Photo of the Day 4/9/15)

TT*: Hear the playing cards slap in the spokes

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The child is riding her bicycle up the hill. I stand and look around; the thick summer foliage blocks the road from view. I turn back toward the river and hear the playing cards slap in the spokes. They click and slap slowly, for the hill is steep. Now the pushing grows suddenly easier, evidently; the cards click and slap. At once, imperceptibly, she starts down. The pace increases. The cards are slapping and she is rolling; the pace speeds up, she is rolling, and the cards are slapping so fast the sounds blur. And so she whirs down the hill. I can see her through the woods downstream where the road evens out. She is fine, still coasting, and leaning way back.

~ Annie Dillard, “Aces and Eights.” Teaching a Stone to Talk.


Notes: TT* = Throwback Thursday. Image: Maurizio Raffa via Sensual Starfish

5:00 PM Bell: Rolling into the Weekend

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Source: Youreyesblazeout

Think I’ll go for a ride…

I’m jumping the gun on my Saturday morning work-out inspiration clip – but this morning feels like a bike ride.  This music video was instant inspiration for me and brought back childhood memories.  Thank you Rob Firchau for sharing.  Enjoy…

Think I’ll go for a ride…take the bike out of the shed…make a fresh start…when the head spins…there is no joy…put me on the saddle…and I’m a little boy…a little boy on a mission…we’re like Fred and Ginger…when the’re doing their dance…to the sound of rubber…out on the old bog road…I’m as free as a bird…It helps me remember…How good it used to be…feeling like a king…the bike, the road, and me…You hope the skies don’t open…when home is many miles…you think your’e just cruising…life is flowing along…a fall or a puncture…anything can go wrong…you’re vulnerable…at the mercy of the wind…with every hill you climb…you begin and begin and begin…with the freedom of the road…summer evenings on the road…the cool breeze in my hair…poetry in motion…on two wheels in Kildare…”



Source: Thank you The Hammock Papers.

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