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Nella DiCarlo

Joined 9 months ago from Guelph, Ontario Last activity 6 hours ago

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  • A Robin in a Field of Dandelions
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    A Robin in a Field of Dandelions

    12 days ago

    On a recent walk the sight of the robin I passed by in a small field along my trail felt comforting and offered a glimpse of simple beauty that surrounds us on these beautiful days in May. I didn't have my phone, but this photo can be imagined with the robin resting among the flowers.

  • How to Spend a Day Exploring the Charms of Cordoba, Spain
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    How to Spend a Day Exploring the Charms of Cordoba, Spain

    2 weeks ago

    During a three city, one week trip to the amazing Andalusia region of Southern Spain in January, I was charmed by the aura and charm of Cordoba, a compact history rich city easy to explore as a day trip or overnight stay. It brings back wonderful memories that I am glad I can share.

  • Theme Playlist -15 Song Titles that Dance!
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    Theme Playlist -15 Song Titles that Dance!

    4 weeks ago

    Dancing in any form is good for the soul, and titles with dance themes get us in the mood to hum along, dance along, or just enjoy the melody. This eclectic mix features energetic and (a couple of) mellow tracks from today and heading way back to the 70s

  • Forgotten Kiss
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    Forgotten Kiss

    5 weeks ago

    This poem is a combination of some real experiences I've had, along with just a brief insight of a story of two fictional characters that connect. It melds both depth and diversion, and gives worth to these forgotten moments that deserve a special place in our memories

  • A Hopeful April Stroll
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    A Hopeful April Stroll

    6 weeks ago

    As we continue to go through social distancing, I took a walk a few days back that inspired some gratitude and hope.Even a short walk can be a good mood booster and bring some clarity and appreciation for the little things

  • Simple April Aspirations in an Uncertain Time
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    Simple April Aspirations in an Uncertain Time

    8 weeks ago

    As we begin Spring, normally a chance for renewal and excitement of having gotten past another Canadian winter season; this year with the current global fight against Covid 19, it is just so different, hard to imagine, and at times difficult - but there is light to be had.

  • Dark Turns Into Light
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    Dark Turns Into Light

    2 months ago

    With the world facing such a difficult time with the Covid-19 pandemic, I wrote a poem that combines the need for comfort, self care and staying strong, with the thoughtfulness, care and support we need to show others now more than ever.

  • Fading Heartbreak
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    Fading Heartbreak

    2 months ago

    This poem is just a glimpse of some feelings and thoughts about heartbreak, and rising above it . Also the idea that we never really know the ultimate truth, but we still need to process the feelings and work through it.

  • Eight Ways to Enjoy a Day in Encinitas, California
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    Eight Ways to Enjoy a Day in Encinitas, California

    2 months ago

    I spent a mere 24 hours in the excellent Southern California beach town of Encinitas (Spanish for ‘little oaks’) this winter. Here's how I spent that perfect day!

  • 10 Songs about the Rain - 80s Edition
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    10 Songs about the Rain - 80s Edition

    3 months ago

    A rainy gray early March day. Spring is near but certainly is not here. I thought of songs about the rain, I narrowed the list down to 80s tracks, an eclectic mix of upbeat, energetic and melancholy throughout the decade.

  • The Gulls of Oceanside Pier
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    The Gulls of Oceanside Pier

    3 months ago

    A tranquil winter walk on the beautiful Oceanside Pier in California with the sight of the ocean, the seagulls, the surfers and blue skies inspired this poem

  • 7 Ways to Spend the Day in Seville (Tapas, Palaces, Flamenco and More!)
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    7 Ways to Spend the Day in Seville (Tapas, Palaces, Flamenco and More!)

    3 months ago

    Seville has a wonderful selection of attractions. It deserves several days of exploring the food, the sights and the views, but if you only have a day, here's how to spend it. This was an enjoyable day and evening of both relaxation and action in sensational Seville.

  • Seven Songs that Stir the Soul
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    Seven Songs that Stir the Soul

    3 months ago

    So many songs can move us, they touch us deeply, with their sound, the vocal style, the lyrics. Here is a short list of songs from present day to back in the 80s that touch the heart and soul. The list includes both songs about heartbreak and songs about hope and love.

  • Two Years Ago to Heaven
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    Two Years Ago to Heaven

    4 months ago

    Lost my Mom two years ago this weekend.. it has brought some renewed pain and feelings. Though much time has passed, the moments became real again, and expressing them in a short poem helps honor the love and the bond that is eternal.

  • The Delight of the Orange Trees
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    The Delight of the Orange Trees

    4 months ago

    On my winter visit to Seville this January, I was delighted to see these beautiful orange trees colorful and tall in the chilly but pleasant days. They added to the allure of this beautiful city.

  • Winter Will
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    Winter Will

    4 months ago

    Written during some wintry weather last month, this poem highlights the woes that come from the season, but also the resolve we have in dealing and getting on with it. Appreciation of all seasons, and knowing some days are brighter than others helps our winter will.

  • How to Enjoy Traveling Solo (10 Tried-and-True Tips)
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    How to Enjoy Traveling Solo (10 Tried-and-True Tips)

    4 months ago

    Ready for a solo travel adventure? Whether you are ready to take a first solo trip or just want some more tips on how to make it a more enjoyable experience, these tips may come in handy for enhancing your vacation

  • End of Decade
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    End of Decade

    5 months ago

    Last day of 2019 and the decade. There is no best way to celebrate a year with this dramatic number 2020. For some grand, and some quiet. It does seem a good time to reflect, with a renewed hope for change, for the many that seek it. And overall, a peaceful wish to all.

  • Let's Party into 2020 - Playlist
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    Let's Party into 2020 - Playlist

    5 months ago

    For those who will be wanting to party in 2020, there are some fun songs over the years with 'party' in their title. Here is a list of 10 (from the 2010s to retro) to get the party started and keep it going .. or you can just to give a few or all of the selections a listen for some fun

  • The Elf from Guelph
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    The Elf from Guelph

    5 months ago

    This character's name came to me last year, so I decided to finally write a little poem about this Elf from Guelph for the holiday season

  • A Sweet Wish
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    A Sweet Wish

    5 months ago

    An affectionate poem about adoration, warmth and comfort

  • Last Full Moon
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    Last Full Moon

    5 months ago

    Last week the last Full Moon of the year and the decade took place. I caught a couple of wonderful views that night. Earlier the bright moon was shrouded in a hazy cloud, and later (pictured) a beautiful view of captivating clouds surrounding its light.

  • December in Las Vegas - A Great Time to Visit
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    December in Las Vegas - A Great Time to Visit

    5 months ago

    December is a nice time to visit Vegas, the rates are affordable, the weather generally cool but pleasant, and the holiday spirit is in the air. This week last year I was in Vegas, and I fondly remember the short and pleasant trip. Here is a quick roundup of how I spent some moments in the city

  • Goodwin Goblin
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    Goodwin Goblin

    5 months ago

    This is my take on a contemporary goblin, that roams my neighborhood with mystery and delight

  • Delightful Day
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    Delightful Day

    5 months ago

    A wonderful day of good memories captured in a simple poem

  • Tuscan Hills
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    Tuscan Hills

    5 months ago

    These short and sweet words came to me on a bus tour of Italy this past spring. The peaceful and beautiful views were meant to be experienced, so few words were needed, the few I noted still take me back.

  • Holiday Playlist - Twenty Favorite Songs Over Six Decades
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    Holiday Playlist - Twenty Favorite Songs Over Six Decades

    5 months ago

    So many great holiday songs to choose from ! Here are some of my favorites - some classic, some fun - all of them I enjoy. This playlist is in order of release date and has selections from each decade from the 1950s to the 2010s

  • Las Vegas Can Be Nice
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    Las Vegas Can Be Nice

    6 months ago

    I have spent many good times in Las Vegas, but it can be mix of emotions and experiences with each visit, after my last trip I captured some of these vibes in amateur poetic form

  • Lost in the Lights
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    Lost in the Lights

    6 months ago

  • Eight Easy Ways to Stretch Your Dollars So You Can Enjoy More Experiences!
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    Eight Easy Ways to Stretch Your Dollars So You Can Enjoy More Experiences!

    6 months ago

    Stretching your budget in order to have some extra money for more fun and leisure in your life isn’t always an easy goal, but here are several ways to stretch dollars that can help the process!

  • Melancholy Moon
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    Melancholy Moon

    6 months ago

  • Top 10 Song titles that Rock from the 70s and 80s
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    Top 10 Song titles that Rock from the 70s and 80s

    6 months ago

    Feel like going back and listening to some songs that rock? Here's a list of my top 10 favorite songs (in chronological order) with Rock in the title Hope they get you rocking to the music!

  • 24 Hours in Toronto - Highlights of a Weekend Getaway
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    24 Hours in Toronto - Highlights of a Weekend Getaway

    6 months ago

    Enjoyed a quick October getaway to nearby Toronto to spend some time experiencing a few highlights of the city with a visiting friend. Please enjoy my roundup of some food, drink and attraction highlights you can consider for your trip to Toronto!

  • Favorites of the 80s - Best songs by Billy Idol
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    Favorites of the 80s - Best songs by Billy Idol

    7 months ago

    One of my favorite music decades was the 1980s, a great to grow up and have an endless stream of awesome music and cool videos to look forward to. One of my favorites of the time was bad boy Billy Idol. Here are some of my favorite songs by the iconic rocker.

  • 90s Britpop power  - 7 album selections from 7 bands
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    90s Britpop power - 7 album selections from 7 bands

    5 months ago

    The mid 90s was a neat time to be listening to some great bands from Britain. It is still a very nostalgic time for me when hanging out with my friends and listening to music was one of the most simple but best things in life. Check out 7 of my 90s Britpop favorite artists and albums

  • 9 Neat Ways to Save Money to Put Toward Your Vacation Fund
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    9 Neat Ways to Save Money to Put Toward Your Vacation Fund

    6 weeks ago

    It can be a struggle to come up with a significant vacation fund but there are some ways to stretch your dollars and make a vacation goal a little easier to achieve. Bon voyage!

  • Top Duran Duran Songs From the '80s
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    Top Duran Duran Songs From the '80s

    7 months ago

    Duran Duran was a big influence on my preteen and teen years. Watching their videos and hearing their music brought me lots of joy in the '80s (and ongoing). Here are eight of my favorite Duran Duran songs from the '80s.

  • A Charming Winter Day in Lisbon
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    A Charming Winter Day in Lisbon

    7 months ago

    Lisbon is a lovely escape, and to avoid the crowds and have a very affordable vacation with mild weather and plenty of life in the streets, January is a great time to see this charming and beautiful city. This is a recap of my introduction to the city where I enjoyed a wonderful first day.

  • Travel Tips for enjoying an affordable getaway to Las Vegas
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    Travel Tips for enjoying an affordable getaway to Las Vegas

    6 months ago

    Don’t have the lavish budget for expensive shows, shopping and high end meals for your trip to Vegas? Here are some dollar stretching and affordable activity tips that will help you have a great time for less in lovely Las Vegas.

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