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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Gardening

It’s still too early to plant outside, since we’re not definitively past the last freeze of the year (sob), but I’ve got my seedlings going!

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Needs Hammock Time

It’s finally nice out.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Hot as Balls

It’s spring. Let’s turn the damn furnaces off already.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Flower Power

Yesterday I went to a flower show at a local grocery store/garden center so I could pretend it was spring for a little while. (It might have been easier to pretend if I hadn’t gone down to look at the frozen Hudson River first.)

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Has Sprung

It’s that glorious season between whining about it being too cold and whining about it being too hot.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Starting to Thaw

The robins showed up in my yard this week. Maybe winter won’t last forever after all!

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Has Seen The Light

After the wettest winter month in 250 years, February hasn’t started too badly here in the UK, with the most glorious sunshine just in time for a Sunday morning walk. Sun! Glorious sun! How I’ve missed you!

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Feminism

Skirts Day

Sometimes I think my boyfriend out-feminists me. Readers, lend me your eyes and your opinion on this.

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Open Thread

Open Thread for March 4, 2013

It’s the first Monday in March, and yes, that might not seem like such a big deal, but let’s recognize that February, the darkest and gloomiest month of the year, is over. Soon we’ll get hopeful, sunny days of warmth.

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Bodies

The Circle Game*

And the seasons they go round and round”¦ As Spring approaches, I find myself thinking about the cyclical nature of life. This isn’t very deep or profound; the circular pattern of the seasons is a topic of contemplation, poetry, and prose with a long history. Depending on my frame of mind, this repetition, or redundancy […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 3/4/2013

Happy Monday, Persephoneers! How was your weekend?

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Hooray for Spring!

I feel like I’ve been waiting for March 1st since the beginning of November. This is the day when the worst of winter is over and I can really start looking forward to planning my container garden, purchasing (and maybe even wearing) some spring duds, and the fun of camping and cottage weekends becomes a […]

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Style

Hot Right Now: Color Blocking

Color blocking: Creating an outfit by putting blocks of solid colors next to each other. Interesting geometric designs are a major focus of this spring’s color blocking. This can be achieved with the help of clothes, shoes or accessories, which are all coming in color block patterns this season. Color blocking doesn’t have to be bright fluorescent colors, […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 5/4

Spring always makes me think of poetry. I am particularly fond of ee cummings poems, and he has some great ones that evoke feelings of spring. So for today’s LTP: What is your favorite poem? (It doesn’t have to be spring-related).

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Veg*

Stupid Simple Gazpacho Recipe

When a vegan in Spain, if in doubt, order gazpacho. That was my game plan, as I knew I would likely find this vegan dish on most menus. Quite refreshing during the warmer spring and summer months, this soup is also one of my favorite recipes to whip up in like 20 minutes flat.