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Transcending Utility In Downtown T or C (#376)


Always something fun at Tin Can Traveler — unique fencing. Check it out.

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When does something go beyond its function as a useful item to become something more?  An expression of artistic freedom ? Imaginative? Visionary? Fun?

Displayed for you here are a few of the utilitarian forms of fencing I found skirting the yards of some homes here in Truth or Consequences (T or C), New Mexico.  Fences that, perhaps, go beyond form and function to be…..something else….something imaginative, something expressive, something more.

Fence4Meep, meep!

A box of colored pencils?Colored pencils?

Old license platesTruck fence of old license plates

Wooded privacy Wooded privacy… and beauty

A bit of chicken wire and stonesSticks and stones…..and wire mesh to hold it together

Hand-painted mural on metal sheetingHand-painted mural on metal sheeting

License bug?License bug?

Simply woodSimply wood

Ever grateful ~  Annie

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A Tornado? Here?


Tornado in November?

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“ . . . high winds . . . 12:00 . . . headed this way . . . possible tornado . . . till 3:00 . . . some heavy rain . . .”

I stared wide eyed at the park ranger on the beach talking to our neighbor. “Did you get all that?” he asked when he turned my way.

A tornado watch! We were aware that the hurricane season is over at the end of November, but a tornado season? Checking a Florida disaster website, I discovered that there are two tornado seasons in Florida. The summer season ends in September and the Deadly Spring Season (yes, folks, that’s what it’s called) starts in February. Where does that leave us in December?

It leaves us on a tiny scrap of land called Long Key, where one could sprint – if one was capable of sprinting, and there…

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Advice From A Mountain


Advice from a mountain? Yes, and pretty good advice, too.

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IMG_2454Reach new heights

Savor life’s peak experiences

There is beauty as far as the eye can see

Stand in the strength of Your True Nature

Be uplifting

Follow the trails of the Wise Ones

Protect and preserve timeless beauty,

silence, solitude, serenity,

flowing rivers,

ancient trees.

Rise above it all

Make solid decisions

Climb beyond your limitations

Leave no stone unturned

Never take life for granite

Get to the point

Patience, patience, patience

Life has its ups and downs

Let your troubles vanish into thin air

To summit all up

It’s the journey step by step

Rock on!

–Ilan Shamir

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The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Gift Wrapped Cats


Christmas traditions from around the world and yes — gift-wrapped cats!

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Kerala, India: The Land of Spices


Travel plans shaky? Take a look at Kerala, India on iBellHop.

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Kerala India Travel Photo Gallery

Kerala, India is a magical place that has been bringing flavor and color to the rest of the world for centuries. A state of the country of India since 1956, Kerala sits on the Western Coastline of India, near the tip of the Indian Peninsula, and facing the Arabian Sea. Often called the “Land of Spices,” Kerala was one of the major spice shipping hubs for the globe as early as 3000 B.C. and is still a major grower and exporter of spices and foods to this day. In addition to the flavorful and exotic spices that flow from Kerala, tea-growing is also a major industry, with some of the most unique tea flavors in the world being grown on the inland steppes. Though the agricultural tourism is a major draw, the majority of visitors are more-enthralled with the backwaters, Beaches, and stunningly-green tropical forests.

While there are vast expanses…

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Do you like the flick of my hand?


Dating and personal quirks! EEK!

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I’m sure you’re aware that every man, guy or boy has unique quirks that make him who he is. I’m also sure you’re aware that some of these traits are the reasons for nicknames, stories, and inevitably how you describe your ex when the relationship has ended. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is not only one of the most common things to discuss with your girlfriends; it’s clearly one of the most fun things.

I’m here to tell you how a flick of the wrist lasted as one ex’s identifier for years after we had broken up. While he and I would eat dinner, he would open his palm, spread his fingers and flick across his body quickly to form his hand into a point. He would do this to ask me to pass the salt, point directions to anyone if they asked, and always… always…

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The Ultimate Perks of Long-term Travel


Want to peek into the life of a long-term traveler? Take a look at this post about living on the road.

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