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…

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…

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…

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…

Lost in the Blur

“To lose it all in the blur of the start! Seeing is deceiving. Dreaming is believing. It’s okay not to be okay…Sometimes it’s hard, to follow your heart.” Jessie J Hello there! Happy Friday! Summer is here! Stepping back into the WordPress community for a cool dip! Oh, my dear heart… I was spinning in…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Lark

Featured Photo by Dimitris Vetsikas Physical Description: The horned lark is a small brown bird with a buff chest, a black mask, and a black patch surrounded by pale yellow on its throat. This bird has two small feather crests on either side of the top of its head, giving rise to its name. Larks…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Kingfisher

Image by Timo Schlüter from Pixabay Physical Description: A small bird with a long pointed beak, the belted kingfisher has a slate-blue head with a crest, a slate-blue back, a white front, and a white collar around its neck. The female has additional rust-colored markings along her chest and sides and is more brightly colored…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Juan Fernandez Firecrown

Featured Photo by Héctor Gutiérrez Guzmán  Physical Description: The male is 11.5–12 cm long and weighs 10.9 g. Its color is mostly cinnamon orange, excepting dark grey wings, black bill, and iridescent gold crown. The female is 10 cm long and weighs 6.8 g. Its underparts are white with a dappling of very small green and black…