First Lines Fridays #1

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules…

Excited about the Blogger’s Bakeoff

Good afternoon from my side of the world! Yesterday I read several blogs, and I realized I missed out on a lot of news from around the world. I was also surprised that I didn’t miss out on the annual Blogger’s Bakeoff! Melody (Crushed Caramel), Gary (A Dad trying to cope with the loss of…

FOTD – Bright Hibiscus

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Curran “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank I took these snapshots of these flowers at the hotel where Brick Rodeo was held. Have a great…

A2Z- Birds – Oriole

Featured Photo of the Baltimore Oriole by David Mark Physical Description: Orioles have black, yellow, and orange plumage; the female is duller than the male. The bird measures approximately 7 to 9 inches long, has a wingspan of approximately 10 inches, and a weight of 1 ¼ ounces. The oriole has a long slender beak…

A2Z – Birds – Nuthatch

Featured Image of White Breasted Nuthatch by Nick Saunders Physical Description: The nuthatch is a small, stocky bird with a white face, a buff or rusty breast, bluish-grey back, dark crown, and flashes across its eyes, and ark feathers in the wings. The tail and neck are short and the head is comparatively large with…

SoCS- A Wee Lad and Lass who Cheered Me Up this Week

I’ve reached the tail end of the Covid viral infection. Nearly all of my symptoms are gone. My nose stopped bleeding. I’ve regained my sense of balance. I went through nearly 3 cases of water due to dehydration. I couldn’t help but munch on sweet chocolate-covered pecan roca treats that I got from the Potter…

#SOCS – Last photo I took

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021 My last photo is a selfie, and I just found out that I tested positive for Covid. Despite the disposition in the photo, I’ve been struggling with a lot of symptoms: intense coughing, runny nose, body aches, throat constriction, hand cramps, fatigue, fever. My friend calls…

Brick Rodeo 2021

When I was a young girl, my parents bought me a red bin filled with hundreds of plastic bricks to build to my heart’s content. My first project was a pirate’s ship. It’s been a long time since I last played with them, but last week I had the opportunity to attend a Lego convention…

FOTD – Rose Garden🌹 & Reflections

“It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of…