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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Earthquake in Nepal

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to take an opportunity to express my deepest condolences to those families whom lost loved ones in today's tragic 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.   The effects were felt as far as India and China as well.   A Google executive passed from injuries sustained in one of the avalanches on Mt. Everest, 9 others lost their lives there as of this blog.

A friend is thankfully, all right.  He's from India, and his area was hit too.  But luckily he survived and only minor damage done.   Lots of landmarks and buildings were destroyed in Nepal.   But the death toll rises.  

Here is the link to the Red Cross donations.   Please share this on your social media accounts.   It would mean so much to those hurting now, whom have lost everything.   Thank you so much.  You are all awesome!

http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Responding-to-78-Magnitude-Earthquake-in-Nepal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BLOOMS & BUTTERFLIES & RAINDROPS OH MY! The Creative Promoter BLOG CARNIVAL NO 2: PLACES WHERE I FIND INSPIRATION


 Photos by L. Anne Wooley


PLEASE SEE BELOW MY BLOG, FOR THE LINKS TO THE OTHER BLOGS PARTICIPATING IN THE CARNIVAL!!!

     Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio has been a source of inspiration for me for many years.  I first went as  child, on a school field trip, and it was only a small place then.  Over the years, it's grown and flourished into a massive complex boasting a desert, a water garden, a rain forest, and a Himalayan Mountain; which boasts  model trains with Tibetan style buildings made out of natural materials.




     What I love beyond all the lush greenery, the sights, the scents... are the Butterflies, and the water features.   There are several waterfalls around, as well as a Koi pond.  I'm always inspired around water!  Possibly because I'm a Pisces.  But here at the Conservatory, I get back in touch with why I love writing.   It's one of the places I re-charge my emotional well being as well as the creative wellspring.
     Walking and stopping to write, going at a leisurely pace, and being in the moment.  This is what inspires me to keep writing and rekindles the spark for my love of writing.


E.M. Kaplan:

The self-proclaimed Blog Carnie takes a bath in this introspective musing on her favorite, inspirational spot: the bath tub.

http://emkaplan.blogspot.com/2015/04/bathtime.html


J.C. O'Brien:

J.C. O'Brien finds inspirations in Seattle's dark alleys, local bars and restaurants, but it's her regular visits to an Olmsted park that allow her to express her ideas through stories.

http://www.jcobrienbooks.com/?p=291

Fred Charles:

Fred Charles takes a few moments from zipping around the galaxy in his starship to explain why he finds so much inspiration in space.

http://www.fredcharlesart.com/blog/2015/4/14/inspiration-places-blog-carnival-space

Mandy Ross:

"Look up at the stars not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see' and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious." ~Stephen Hawking 
Wonder what this quote may have to do with my creativity and the places I find it? Be curious! Come find out!

http://www.mandyrossartstudio.com/blog/2015/4/14/places-where-i-find-creativity


Ellie Mack:

While some are inspired by a specific location, my inspiration is not site dependent, but rather a state of mind in my inner sanctum with my Secret Garden close by while playing the writer's game of 'What if".


https://quotidiandose.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/my-secret-garden/




Chrys Roberas:

Inspirational places are places where I can take one look and inhale all the beauty.


http://www.chrysroboras.com/blog