Category Archives: 2010 Flower and Garden Festival

If topiaries could talk…

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Zazu bemoans his fate to no one in particular


Meanwhile, at the O, Canada! pavilion, Bambi and Thumper wax rhapsodic over the chicks they’ve just encountered


Yeah, just what Stitch needs – sugar and caffeine!

Happy Critturday!

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Scenes from the Tuscan garden

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IMG_3556-WDW-EPCOT-Diana🙂 This year’s Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT featured outdoor living spaces set in a Tuscan garden. There was a grove of olive trees spread with slate-gray gravel, in the center of which stood Diana, mistress of the hunt. You might remember Diana. She was featured at the end of the drunken Bacchus scene in Disney’s Fantasia. She shot an arrow into the twilight sky, which burst with stars. However, she looked a wee bit different than pictured here; in the film, she was fully clothed 😉

After a bit of research, I am unable to determine why Diana was chosen to grace the Tuscan garden. She’s not especially connected to Tuscany. In fact, most of the known shrines to Diana in Italy stand significantly further south. This will have to remain a mystery – perhaps it’s simply a random selection by the CM who themed the garden.

IMG_3554-WDW-EPCOT-rainwater-cisternAlthough I did study Italian briefly in school, that was many years ago so I needed to take a photo of this phrase written in the round on the patio. It was the word “piovana”, which I’d never heard before, that was baffling me. When I got to a computer, I googled it. “Cisterna di acqua piovana” means “reservoir of rain water”. I guess the implication here is that the reservoir is sunken into the ground. I’ve heard that’s a bad thing to do with your rainwater if you’re going to consume it in some way, but I guess if you’re only going to use it to water the plants and you don’t actually drink it or bathe in it or use it to cook, then it is probably ok.

IMG_3553So far we’ve only seen a sign with a reference to “acqua” or “water”. Now we’re going to see the actual water. You may have to click the picture and view it in a larger size to see. Here it is – a fountain mounted on a wall of ivy, in the shape of a ram’s head. See that trickle coming out of his mouth? That’s water! I know, it’s barely a trickle but it is actual, genuine water! There was much more to this outdoor living space, but I will save those photographs for another day.


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LIVE mobile blogging from Walt Disney World starts Sat. May 15th

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LIVE from Walt Disney World – mobile blogging on Saturday May 15th, Sunday May 16th and at least the early part of Monday May 17th (I have to go home sometime *sigh*).

I’m excited and looking forward to seeing my brother aka “Chez Bro” and his family too.

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Where in WDWorld did I take this pic?

Where in WDWorld did I take this pic?, originally uploaded by Tink*~*~*.

🙂 Good morning – we’re going to the finish line for the Disney Princess Half Marathon that’s underway now, so that’s why I’m on vacation AND up so early 🙂

Here’s a "where in the world?" shot for ya – where was I when I took this picture?

Gotta shower and make a *bux run – see ya real soon!

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I Gots Friends <3

I Gots Friends , originally uploaded by Tink*~*~*.

As y’all may have surmised from the photos and anguished tweets and blog
posts and such, I had quite the time getting to Walt Disney World tonight.
I was coming from the west Tampa office of the firm for which I toil and I-4
was clogged and crawling all the way to Plant City due to a rush hour crash.
I was a wee bit late meeting my Twistahs ("sistahs" who tweet) and their
hubbys for dinner. When I got there, they presented me with my ChEAR kit,
their treat! Aren’t they the best? 🙂

You see, we are here to cheer for some friends who are running in the Disney
Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. We got wrist bands and some other cool
stuff so we can hang out in the ChEAR zones at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.

I’m excited for all the runners to achieve their goals. And I think I have
the BEST Twistahs in the world


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LIVE from Walt Disney World, all weekend!

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I’ll be mobile blogging live from Walt Disney World on Saturday and Sunday. I have partners in crime this weekend, so check in now and then to see what we’re up to. I’ll send photos to Twitter (look for @BellTinkR) and Facebook, too. I’ll try to send unique content to all three places at times, just to stir things up 😉 . See ya real soon!