Frigid scenes from Chicago. (Plus a news story on a peacock who escaped from the petting zoo...and froze to death. Poor guy.)
Ice boulders are washing up on the shores of the Great Lakes. (Which are actually freezing over -- this doesn't happen often, but it's not unheard-of.)
Six treasures found by amateurs. One was discovered because the guys were searching for a lost hammer! I especially liked this site for the up-close photos. For more inspiration, go to this list of the Top Ten Incredible Treasure Troves. (Haven't heard of some of these before.) And along the same track...
A man goes for a walk in Great Britain -- and finds more than $100,000 swirling on top of the river he and his dog are strolling by. Yow. Don't stop there, though. Take a look at the 'Unearthed' slideshow on the same page for more incredible finds. including a WWII carrier pigeon (with message still attached to a skeletal leg) found in a chimney; a Vietnam soldier's letters finally delivered; gold coins; a Really Early Viking tunic unearthed in a glacier; and much more.
Frugal Babe finds her own treasure - at the local thrift store. A high-end sweater for $6? That's the kind of math I like.
California Barley Bowl...doesn't this look crisp and refreshing. (Although I'd probably use couscous, instead -- had too many servings of Campbell's beef and vegetable soup (with barley) as a kid, to be a big fan. (Thanks, 101 Cookbooks)
Donna Freedman feels like a (sorta) poor relation. Just temporary...we all go through this.
Lucy the beagle who swiped chicken nuggets -- don't show this to your dogs!
The carcass(es?) of two conjoined whales -- found in Mexico. The first...
Remember that small Renoir painting, found at a swap meet? The judge ordered it returned to the museum it was stolen from.
Dancing to Pharrell Williams...while you're stationed in Afghanistan.
Get down!... and have a great week.