I’m running a bit late with my monthly round-up, but you know the old cliché….
Here’s the interesting story of how the library that straddles the U.S.-Canada border in Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec navigates the delicate technicalities of security while providing the reading materials patrons want (in both countries!).
Tulip season is long over, but these aerial photographs of the tulip fields in The Netherlands are delightful any time of the year.
The living installation that The Flower Council of Holland created in front of the National Gallery of London earlier this summer featured 26,500 fresh flowers – wow! See photos and a video illustrating the making of A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase here.
This brief account of French horticulturist Victor Lemoine’s work with hybridization and lilac breeding in the 19th century is absolutely fascinating.
Blogger circles are tight, so you may already be familiar with the writings of Cynthia Reyes. Her post about “Creative Complaining” is a truly thoughtful read.
Some of the articles I was busy working on late last year and early this spring have been published – here is a sampling:
- “Processing, Storing, and Preserving Sea Buckthorn Berries” in The Canadian Organic Grower magazine, Summer 2016 issue (available for order on their website)
- “How To: Site a Garden Pond” in The Gardener for the Prairies, Summer 2016 issue (available on Canadian newsstands now)
- “Herbal Wax Melts” in The Herb Quarterly, Summer 2016 issue (available on North American newsstands now)
I’ve also put together a short e-book of GF recipes up on Amazon – you can find On the Go Gluten Free Snacks here.
I squeaked out a new post on my Grit.com blog Blooms and Spoons, this one about drying strawberries (if you haven’t done this yet, do try – they are delicious!).
And a few more books were mentioned on The Door is Ajar:
Orest Stelmach – The Boy from Reactor 4.
I hope you enjoyed these links! Have a wonderful weekend!
I particularly liked the tulip fields
I love those photographs – so much colour!
Some lovely links – beautiful and thought-provoking too. Thanks Sheryl! Have a great Sunday!
Thanks so much, Cathy – I hope your weekend was wonderful!
Intriguing story about the library that straddles the US-Canada border. 🙂
I thought it was so fascinating that they have managed to keep it running pretty much as is despite all the changes to security over the past several decades.
Books can bring the world together!
Totally loved the story about the international library! I need to take a little trip to visit it!
I would really love to see it as well!
There was a lot of wonderful information here. I loved the creative complaining and I sure hope they can keep the library international. 🙂
The creative complaining post is a favourite of mine – it really got me thinking!
I hope the library can stay the way it is as well…it sounds like a gem!
The Grit magazine keeps popping up on blogs I read. It was started in my hometown and we received it as a weekly paper. It is interesting to see how it has changed.
I’ve been blogging for them for a few years now and I have a subscription to the magazine…it’s so interesting to hear that it started out as a weekly paper. I find it always has a great many informative articles.
Thanks for the roundup, and for including my post Creative Complaining, Sheryl. It’s an honour.
It’s a post that really resonated with me (and so many others!) – thank you for writing it, Cynthia! 🙂
Lots of interesting articles – the library and the tulip fields especially. I was pleased to re-read Cynthia’s Creative Complaining and I liked your article on strawberry drying.
I’m pleased you enjoyed this month’s round-up!
Sheryl, I always enjoy your monthly round ups. They are always full of interesting and beautiful tid bits.
Those images of the tulip fields are incredible, aren’t they?
My bookgroup read Still Life. Fun read!
I’m so happy you like these posts – it’s fun to gather up all these links I’ve come across over the weeks in-between! 🙂
Love to visit your blog.Always interesting posts
Thank you so much – I really appreciate that!