On a Narrow Windowsill

On a Narrow Windowsill

... in qarrtsiluni. you can read his blog at anomalocrinus.blogspot.com. nate is a poet and playwright in Sioux city, iowa. 144. ON. A. NARROW. WINDOWSILL.

Author: J. S. Graustein

Publisher: Folded Word

ISBN: 9781610191005

Category: American poetry

Page: 154

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Written on four continents and read on six, the works in this anthology celebrate the birth of a new literary form: the tweet. Ironically, the 140-character limit of the Twitter platform has inspired new and veteran writers alike to stretch traditional boundaries. Some experiment with abbreviated poetic forms. Others create back-story through innuendo. All make every word--every character--count. This collection will introduce you to 43 of these pioneers who venture out each day onto text's narrow windowsill. Come, join them, and sit a spell. There's room.
Categories: American poetry

The Complete Guide to Growing Windowsill Plants

The Complete Guide to Growing Windowsill Plants

The container you choose should match the size of your plant; put small plants in small containers, and grow large plants in large containers.

Author: Donna Marie Murphy

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601383464

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 210

A windowsill is among the best possible places to put a plant âe" it provides ample sunlight, brightens the look of your home from the outside, and adds what amounts to a filter to the air coming in and out of your home. In winter, they can add a touch of color to an otherwise drab view, and in summer they thrive. But, not every plant grows well in these conditions âe" with as many as 40 percent of most houseplants according to Garden Guides not needing nearly that much sunlight. The selection of the right houseplants for your windowsill is a necessary step to ensuring they survive and thrive. This book will guide you through the steps needed to select the perfect plants for your windowsill and cultivate them to both fit in with your space and to survive the conditions, whether inside or outside. You will learn everything you need to know to effectively plant windowsill plants and improve how your home and your windows look to the world outside. You will learn, through a series of detailed charts, which plants are best suited to the cramped space of a windowsill and which ones will only give you problems. You will learn how much light each plant needs and how much water and food they need and whether you need to supplement natural provision of these resources. You will learn how to care for your plants while keeping away pests and animals that may eat the leaves or dig up the dirt. Top experts in gardening have been interviewed and their insights will help you learn what works and what doesnâe(tm)t work for your windowsill plants. From first planting, whether by seed or potted plant, you will have every resource you need to keep your windowsill plants alive and thriving in their new environment with this book. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Categories: Gardening

The Fire She Set

The Fire She Set

I swung a leg up onto the narrow windowsill and stuck both legs out. I looked down. The hard-packed ground and patchy grass below seemed very far away.

Author: Leigh Overton Boyd with Emily Adams

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098010072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 748

They grew up knowing they had secrets to keep. They did not talk about their mom's extended absences or why their dad put Scotch tape on the backdoor frame. To cover up the chaos, they kept their clothes neat and got good grades. But when they were teenagers, an arson fire destroyed their home and killed their parents. Rumors were thick that summer that smart, angry, fourteen-year-old Lisa set the blaze. Then, adult powers they did not understand squelched the investigation. As teenagers accustomed to keeping silent, they packed up and moved on. Forty years later, Leigh, the oldest, decided it was time to find out who killed their parents. She obtained copies of the police and fire investigations and began unwrapping the past. This memoir is the story of that investigation as Leigh tried to piece together the truth, but found more lies instead. With the help of her sisters, Leigh was able to reconstruct much of what happened to them in the beach towns around Atlantic City in the early 1970s. After the fire, one sister turned to heroin and another to alcohol; Leigh became Miss Atlantic City. Then, one by one, they each moved to California and shut the door on their past, even though they privately wondered whether one of them killed Frank and Nancy Overton. It's funny. They never wondered whether one of their parents was trying to kill them.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Giganta s Colossal Double Cross

Giganta s Colossal Double Cross

Giganta now clung to a narrow windowsill by the fingertips of one hand. One of her giant feet gripped a lower windowsill with its toes.

Author: Louise Simonson

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781474762946

Category: Children's stories

Page: 88

View: 732

When a legendary Amazonian shield is stolen, Wonder Woman finds herself hot on the heels of Giganta and Gorilla Grodd. But soon she discovers that the villains aren't working together, and Giganta might be the Amazing Amazon's best hope for foiling Grodd's plans. Can Wonder Woman tame the titan long enough to pry the shield from the gorilla's grasp? Or will Giganta wind up wielding the weapon with a dastardly double-cross?
Categories: Children's stories

A Woman in the Polar Night

A Woman in the Polar Night

And on the narrow windowsill by the table there is a framed photograph of our small daughter. We sit with our steaming coffee, gazing at the lagoon, ...

Author: Christiane Ritter

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782275657

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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"Conjures the rasp of the skin runner, the scent of burning blubber and the rippling iridescence of the Northern Lights..." Sara Wheeler, author of Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica "Ritter manages to articulate all the terrible beauty and elemental power of a polar winter" Gavin Francis, author of Empire Antarctica In 1934, the painter Christiane Ritter leaves her comfortable life in Austria and travels to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen, to spend a year there with her husband. She thinks it will be a relaxing trip, a chance to "read thick books in the remote quiet and, not least, sleep to my heart's content", but when Christiane arrives she is shocked to realize that they are to live in a tiny ramshackle hut on the shores of a lonely fjord, hundreds of miles from the nearest settlement, battling the elements every day, just to survive. At first, Christiane is horrified by the freezing cold, the bleak landscape the lack of equipment and supplies... But as time passes, after encounters with bears and seals, long treks over the ice and months on end of perpetual night, she finds herself falling in love with the Arctic's harsh, otherworldly beauty, gaining a great sense of inner peace and a new appreciation for the sanctity of life. This rediscovered classic memoir tells the incredible tale of a woman defying society’s expectations to find freedom and peace in the adventure of a lifetime. Born in 1897, Christiane Ritter was an Austrian artist and author. She wrote A Woman in the Polar Night on her return to Austria from Spitsbergen in 1934. It has since become a classic of travel writing, never going out of print in German and being translated into seven other languages. Christiane Ritter died in Vienna in 2000 at the age of 103.
Categories: Travel

My Extraordinary Pretty CEO

My Extraordinary Pretty CEO

Whenever it rained, I would quietly place myself on a stool under the windowsill, a full glass of wine sitting on the narrow windowsill.

Author: Xi XiangShaoNian

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649559746

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would actually send a colourful joke to my immediate superior! What's more, I didn't expect her to set her eyes on me!
Categories: Fiction

Fearless

Fearless

She knelt on the narrow windowsill and gripped it with both hands before she lowered herself down. Errg. Her feet tapped blindly for her next toehold while ...

Author: Francine Pascal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442446311

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 487

Gaia Moore, the well-trained daughter of a covert anti-terrorist agent, must battle terrorists, computer hackers, and government spies, while trying to uncover the mystery of her missing family.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Voices To Images

Voices To Images

... the large window of the room had a narrow sill and was separated from the ... holding his breath and always keeping his feet on the narrow windowsill, ...

Author: Filippo Scalise

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785042728211

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 978

Categories: Fiction

Throne of Glass eBook Bundle

Throne of Glass eBook Bundle

Lorcan cracked open an eye, finding himself lying on a cot in a narrow chamber. ... The candle was still burning on the narrow windowsill, down to its base.

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526635242

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 4896

View: 441

One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade - Time Magazine When magic has gone from the world and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She is a prisoner, but if she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the king's champion and earn her freedom. But the evil she encounters in the castle goes deep, and as dark forces gather on the horizon – forces which threaten to destroy her entire world – the assassin must take her place in a fight greater than she could ever have imagined. This is the epic, heart-stopping fantasy series that has turned #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas into a worldwide phenomenon. Fans new and old will dive into this ebook bundle containing the whole series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, the thrilling finale Kingdom of Ash, and the companion anthology The Assassin's Blade.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Dressed Stone

Dressed Stone

Spandrel panel — narrow Window sill If the window is fitted close to the outside face (no reveal), only a narrow stone window sill is necessary, ...

Author: Theodor Hugues

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783034614641

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

View: 662

Handling this traditional but still captivating building material has its quirks, today perhaps more than ever. On the one hand it can no longer be taken for granted that stonemasonry skills will be readily available, while there are also new requirements and applications, not to mention damaging environmental influences, that create uncertainty for planners and implementers. This book is designed to provide assistance. - From cornice to curtain-walling: all details in words and sectional drawings - Are you looking for a particular stone? The most important domestic types of stone with supplier details - Various surface treatments and their visual effect - Documentation of 15 selected example applications
Categories: Architecture

Freight

Freight

Sharing may be as informal as a short comment on a post. ... time: freightcollective.wordpress.com More from the Folded Family On a Narrow Windowsill: Fiction.

Author: Mel Bosworth

Publisher: Folded Word

ISBN: 9781610191012

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 336

This unflinching, quirky novel follows a flawed yet lovable everyman as he searches for Home. We never learn his name. Nor do we learn her name--the woman whose freight is still too much for him to carry. But we know he likes soft things. We know he works through pain. We know his childhood still clings to him, despite his graying hair. And through knowing him and all his freight, ours is easier to bear.
Categories: Fiction

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

I clamber onto the train with my few belongings in a small suitcase and head for the quiet car, ... I place my bloated arm on the narrow windowsill.

Author: Barbara K.Lipska

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473543591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 580

'Completely compelling and powerful, and hard to put down.' Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, prize-winning author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain - Who are we if our brain fails? - How do we think? - How do we feel? - How do we move, if we move at all? - What happens when we lose our mind? When renowned neuroscientist Barbara Lipska's melanoma spread to her brain it started to play tricks on her. The expert on mental illness - a specialist in how the brain operates - experienced what it is like to go mad. Analyzing the science of the mind and the biology of the brain alongisde Dr Lipska's own extraordinary story, this is a fascinating account of what happens when the brain goes awry. 'Oliver Sacks-meets-When Breath Becomes Air ... Barbara Lipska's remarkable story illuminates the many mysteries of our fragile yet resilient brains.' Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Every Note Played
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Each Separate Dying Ember

Each Separate Dying Ember

Funny; I saw the ShortWings do the exact same thing to go for their ... with her foot on the narrow windowsill and beating her wings, to little avail.

Author: Tatiana A.S. Webb

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326936020

Category: Fiction

Page:

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In a world where humanity bear wings and racial tension divides a city, things are... Complicated. Daneel just wants her family safe but was never meant to be the one protecting them; Jedekiah is busy trying to burn out the voices in his head while his home is falling apart; and North isn't even sure what's happening, but he's pretty certain it won't end in diplomacy. But after an unfortunate "accident" throws these three unlikely - and unwilling - allies out of their comfort zones and into each others' worlds, they are going to have to learn very quickly the meaning of teamwork and cooperation, to ensure their survival through the city's notorious Disciplines, a (usually) optional gladatorial tournament. Victory will involve breaking boundaries, breaking bones, and occasionally breaking North's glasses - but the stakes might be higher than any of them realise. It's more than just their wings that they're fighting for.
Categories: Fiction

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden Small Gardens

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden  Small Gardens

Windowsills Even the tiniest oi outdoor spaces, such as a windowsill, provides an opportunity to garden. ... If your sills are narrow.

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448142231

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and in this inspiring and practical guide Alan Titchmarsh shows how to transform even the tiniest outdoor area into an attractive garden. With ideas for maximizing space and advice on garden design, planning and plant selection, this is the definitive handbook for anyone wanting to create a private haven in limited space. * Ideas for front gardens, side passages, courtyards, balconies, rooftops and windowsills * Tricks to make small spaces seem larger * How to use every inch of space, including containers * Easy-to-follow landscaping plans for all garden shapes and styles * Guidance on growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in small plots
Categories: Gardening

Letters From Prague

Letters From Prague

Harriet leaned on the narrow windowsill. ... Marsha had discovered the rotting wood also, and was flicking small, picked-out pieces down into the gutter.

Author: Sue Gee

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447234333

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 811

Harriet Pickering is on a quest in search of her love. For a few brief weeks in the summer of 1968 she and Karel, a Czech student, were inseparable. But their happiness was snatched away when the Russian tanks crossed the border. Now, over twenty years later, Harriet and her ten-year-old daughter travel by train across a very different Europe. Brussels and Berlin bring turmoil public and private, but it is in Prague that Harriet face an inner journey yet to begin. ‘Sue Gee’s themes are families, friendships and human folly . . . the emotional journey is compelling . . . a lesson about life’ The Times
Categories: Fiction

Been There Done That Writing Stories from Real Life

Been There  Done That  Writing Stories from Real Life

“There's a flute on the windowsill. I used to play it, ... He rose from the bed and crossed to the narrow windowsill, where he found the flute.

Author: Mike Winchell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399540035

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 129

Award-winning and bestselling authors turn their own real-life experiences into captivating works of fiction! Where do authors get their ideas? And how do they turn those ideas into stories? This anthology looks at the process of taking real-life experiences and turning them into works of engaging fiction. The collection features award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors who provide both original fictional short stories as well as the nonfiction accounts that inspired them. The contributing authors include Julia Alvarez, Karen Cushman, Margarita Engle, Dee Garretson, Nathan Hale, Matthew Kirby, Claire Legrand, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Linda Sue Park, Adam Rex, Gary Schmidt, Alan Sitomer, Caroline Starr Rose, Heidi Stemple, Rita Williams-Garcia, Tracy Edward Wymer, Lisa Yee, and Jane Yolen.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Food Styling and Photography For Dummies

Food Styling and Photography For Dummies

I've even set food in a rustic windowsill with a soft northern light falling on the food ... but it can get a little tricky with a narrow windowsill.

Author: Alison Parks-Whitfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118230152

Category: Photography

Page: 336

View: 686

Discover how to style and photograph food like the pros Whether you're taking shots for a foodie blog, advertisements,packaging, menus, or cookbooks, Food Styling & PhotographyFor Dummies shows you how to take the next step in your passionfor food and photography. This attractive, informative, and funguide to the fundamentals of food styling provides information onthe tools and techniques used by some of the most successfulindustry professionals. Food Styling & Photography For Dummies provides youwith the fundamentals of food styling and gives you the insidescoop on the tools and techniques used by some of the mostsuccessful industry professionals. Shows you how to translate taste, aroma, and appeal throughcolor, texture, and portion Includes techniques such as extreme close-ups, selective focus,and unique angles to create dramatic effect Detailed coverage on lighting and composition Tips for choosing the proper equipment and mastering the use ofcamera settings, lenses, and post-production software Advice for creating a professional personality and getting yourfood photography business off the ground Whether you're an amateur or professional food photographer,Food Styling & Photography For Dummies is a fun andinformative guide to photographing and arranging culinary subjectmatter.
Categories: Photography

The Funeral Party

The Funeral Party

A short, immensely fat old woman seated herself breathlessly in a low ... set them on the narrow windowsill, where a battery of them already stood waiting.

Author: Ludmila Ulitskaya

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474602068

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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In a small apartment in New York, in the sweltering mid-summer heat, a group of Russian émigrés gather around the sickbed of an artist named Alik. Nina, his wife, is desperate for Alik to be baptised; Irina, his ex-lover, a circus acrobat turned lawyer, quietly pays the bills; elderly Maria dispenses magical herbs; and Maika, Irina's fifteen-year-old daughter, prepares to lose the only man to make her laugh. As the visitors fuss and reminisce over Alik, in a corner of the crowded room the television shows the uprising outside the White House in Moscow and the tanks closing in on the city . . .
Categories: Fiction

Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening

Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening

The small trays fit on a relatively narrow windowsill, and the large trays fit most, but not all, sills. Of course, if you have casement windows or a large ...

Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603586160

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 483

The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.
Categories: Gardening

RHS Practical Cactus and Succulent Book

RHS Practical Cactus and Succulent Book

... globe-shaped stems of this diminutive cactus soon form small clusters, but the plant will remain compact and suitable for a narrow windowsill even when ...

Author: Zia Allaway

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241443385

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 100

The Royal Horticultural Society's definitive guide to propagating, nurturing, and designing with more than 200 cacti and succulents. How can you encourage your bunny ear cactus to flower and flourish? What is the best method for propagating an echeveria or kalanchoe? What exactly are living stones, and where do they grow in the wild? RHS Practical Cactus & Succulent Book is the ultimate reference ebook for cactus and succulent enthusiasts. An extensive illustrated plant directory profiles more than 200 succulent and cactus varieties, with instructions on how to grow each one. Show off your plants with inspirational display ideas and step-by-step projects. Follow simple propagation steps to increase your cacti and succulent collection for free. Keep your plants healthy with advice and tips for care and cultivation. Drawing on the unrivalled expertise of the Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Practical Cactus & Succulent Book is everything a cactus-lover needs.
Categories: Gardening