How listening to foreign languages can enrich your writing

Today, I read an interesting article today by Shoba Narayan, a journalist, columnist, content creator and author of four books. She has won a James Beard award and a Pulitzer Fellowship. Under the subtitle, “Metaphors that Reflect Culture“, I ponder upon her sentiments. “Take a common metaphor in Tamil, often used to describe a person who…

First Lines Fridays #2

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…

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…

A2Z – Birds – Plover

Featured Photo by Kathy Buscher Physical Description: A medium-sized shorebird, the plover measures approximately 10 inches in length, with a wingspan of 22 inches and a weight of about 5.5 ounces. Plumage is speckled gold and brown on the back, with a black chest and belly, and a white rump. The plover’s face is black…

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…