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I found C.B. Wentworth’s creation absolutely breathtaking. So much so that I am sharing it with you!

C.B. Wentworth

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Source: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Black Out Poetry: c.b.w. 2016

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I’m a fan of freeware. Here, The Daily Post at WordPress, offers an insider view and user tips for two free sites. Check it out. I will be. Would love to hear what you think about Canva and Pablo.  Bye the way, there are a number of other links in the post, including PicMonkey, which I’ve been meaning to explore …

The Daily Post

Getting Started: To use Canva, you need to sign up for an account. Pablo, on the other hand, doesn’t require an account — just visit the Pablo page and start tinkering. Both are free to use, but note that Canva includes images you can buy for a small fee, too.

Given the popularity of our posts on designing custom image widgets and headers, photo apps, and free-to-use image resources, here’s a peek at two free tools that can help you create customized widgets, headers, and other extras for your blog: Canva, a program to make images and designs of all kinds and sizes; and Pablo, a tool to build social media posts, created by Buffer. I’ve been using both recently for design and image purposes: each have their pros and cons, but overall are great tools to try.

We’ve published tutorials using other free design and image…

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A wonerful pal came for a few days recently and wrote this entertaining piece on Otter Lake from a rather unique viewpoint … a retrospective on the noble and enduring Muskoka chair.

You just gotta scroll through Mary’s delightful photos. You won’t be disappointed.

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Lounging on rustic Muskoka chairs is as popular in central Ontario’s cottage country as moose art, canoes and loon calls. The chair’s unmistakable design, which originated in New York state in 1903, is a knock-off of the famous Adirondack chair.

I visited a friend’s home on the shores of Otter Lake, a short drive from Parry Sound beside Georgian Bay. We packed a lunch for a mid-lake picnic while boating around a tangle of bays and rocky islands. My mission was to photograph Muskoka chairs that dotted the shoreline like spilled Smarties.Today’s lightweight chairs are brightly coloured, weather-resistant composites, but traditionalists prefer stained or painted cedar.

Watching an awakening day at Otter Lake, Ontario: June sunrise at a rocky point with traditional wood Muskoka chairs, listening to bird calls ... swatting mosquitos Watching an awakening day at Otter Lake, Ontario: June sunrise at a rocky point with traditional wood Muskoka chairs, listening to bird calls, watching the mist rise … swatting mosquitos

I did not see a lone chair. Chair-lounging in cottage country is a sociable act. And it’s permissible for loungers to read books side by side, as long as they agree to…

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