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Flickering Things celebrates the outstanding contributions to the 10 Things group on Flickr. Here is a lovely tribute from gardenhoe/sara to getting away from it all, singing hearts and being delightfully, and unapologetically, Canadian. Us 10 Things girls really do love us some Canadians. We’re sure Sara, and her lovely expression of simple gratitude, will win you over as well.

gardenhoe/sara | canoe


“There is something about a canoe that just makes my heart sing, I am flooded with memories of summer, of water, of rocks and hemlocks, white pines and the Group of Seven. I dream about paddling while we are in the depths of frozen winters, and the sound of the water lapping against the sides on a muggy summer’s night is music that fills my ears.
It is all things cliche and Canadian, and that is me.” — gardenhoe/sara

Wasabi Peas

I love these bright and crunchy little marbles of sweet and spicy. These are so addictive; Read the rest of this entry »

The Hotel Alexis
It’s always nice to support local bands; it’s even better when your local bands are as brilliant as The Hotel Alexis.

Lazy lilts, dripping strums, and lyrics so intimate they ache, their newest release is like the kind of secret that’s been accidentally revealed to you on on a sun-drenched summer day. Read the rest of this entry »

As we’ve said before, Flickering Things is a tribute to the 10 Things community and a way of thanking them for helping us to spread the joy. Few deserve this thanks as much as Lori “getthebubbles” Williams who has been a champion of 10 Things: posting regularly to our Flickr group, cheering on others, and telling her friends. If 10 Things is a bliss brigade, Lori is a brigadier general.
As our very first contributor Meera Sethi said, “getting to know Lori is like drinking a nice tall glass of champagne.” We couldn’t agree more. This week let’s all crack open a bottle of the good stuff and toast the lovely lady we call Bubbles, and her beautiful tribute to the things that make us feel like a kid again.

getthebubbles | back to my childhood

back to my childhood

“My antique canopy bed: my great grandmother made the canopy, and it was handed down to me as a child. It makes me feel like a princess. It is small, and creaky, and old fashioned, but I love it. I have been able to have it in my house for the first time since I left for college, and I feel like a kid again.” — getthebubbles

Nothing makes us happier than seeing others spread the joy. As a thank you to the 10 Things community, we’ve created a new weekly feature titled Flickering Things. This new feature is a way for us to honor others that have jumped on the bliss brigade, creating postings that inspire us, both visually and editorially.

Crystl | Rhizome


“Ginger is one of life’s finer things. When I’m feeling a wee bit under the weather I peel, chop into disks, and steep ginger in hot water. Ginger tea is guaranteed to make me feel better faster than anything I can pick up over the counter.” —Crystl

While I share a deep affinity for green, like my fellow contributors, I’ve always been too diplomatic to favor a color so absolute.

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From cyan to cerulean, turquoise has long stirred in me something at once desirous and deeply familiar ever since my uncle gave me my first turquoise ring at age two. I promptly ate the ring, which was never to be seen again, and since then Read the rest of this entry »

1. Cozy new Christmas pajamas
2. Uncles (and lots of them)
3. Cousins who are as close as sisters
4. Niamh (my hellion of a goddaughter)
5. Airborne
6. Good books that keep you up all night
7. Brothers (both real and adopted)
8. Humor
9. Dansko clogs
10. Andrew Bird

1. Supertramp

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7. OxyClean
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9. Supertramp
10. Haagen Daz Mayan chocolate ice cream

Now please remember that I am 75 percent Sicilian and 25 percent “slay your mother and steal her cabbage” Viking. Forgiveness does not come by my bloodline easily and yet somehow I’ve managed to cultivate it into a major part of my personal make-up. Not to get all sappy here but finding forgiveness in life has been my saving grace, since more often than not the person I’ve needed to forgive most is myself. Since Vendetta is one of the first multi-syllable words taught to young Italian children, forgiveness it is not something we do well or do easily, but on the occasion when I get it right it gives me the greatest sense of peace.


Janelle loves lavender

In bud form, oil form or any form I love the scent of lavender. I’m kind of a high strung kind of girl (read: Sicilian) so this little flower Read the rest of this entry »

What is 10 Things?

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? Sort of. Except without Julie Andrews or outfits made from curtains. 10 Things is a place for gratitude. To be thankful for all sorts of things... big, little and medium.


10 Things features writers and photographers, exploring life's little joys through their lens. We invite you to come along for the joyride and share your lists, here, with us!
We will be accepting submissions for guest contributors in the future. In the meantime, please join our Flickr group to share your 10 Things.