A2Z 2021 – Birds – Cardinal

Featured Photo by Christy Mesker Physical Description: The northern cardinal is a mid-size songbird with a distinctive crest on the head. The cardinal measures approximately 8.5 inches long, weighs approximately 1.5 ounces, and has a wingspan of about 11 inches. The male is slightly larger than the female and is a vibrant red with a…

Happy Easter!

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life” S.D. Gordon Hi friends, I’m enjoying a restful Sunday and will resume my A2Z Challenge Monday for letters C, D, E. See you soon!

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Blue Jay

Featured Photo by Alain Audet Physical Description: The blue jay is a medium-sized songbird that weighs about 3 ounces, measures about 10 inches, and has a wingspan of about 15.5 inches. Like all other corvids (the family that includes birds such as crows and ravens), jays are fiercely intelligent and social birds, with a loud…

A2Z 2021- Birds – Albatross

Featured Photo by Craig K. Lorenz Physical description: The albatross has a long, straight bill with a hook on the end with two tubes along it, one on each side, to allow the bird to expel seawater taken in with food. Its plumage ranges from browns to whites. The black-footed albatross measures approximately 27 inches…

A2Z 2021 Theme Reveal

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in…

Hack Into the Deadline – A2Z Reflections on Niches and Motivations

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt On the one hand, I like deadlines. Its existence spurs me to action.On the other, I don’t like them. It forces me to make sacrifices and prioritize decisions. What did I end up sacrificing this…

#A2Z – Director’s Dilemma of Dogme 95 (fiction)

“CUT!!!” Director Cavanaugh acerbic voice sliced through the air. Buzzing with energy from the two cups of coffee he drank, he chewed on his pen cap as he witnessed an interesting snapshot on his screen. It was linked to an underwater videographer’s feed. A fish inside a jellyfish! Could he turn this bizarre moment into…

#A2Z- The Ciselure Shop (fiction)

The chimes on the door clanged. A portly gentleman dressed in an olive-green tweed suit just entered Vpyshit’sya, a small shop nestled within a mountain village of Dzembronya, Ukraine. Novak took a burgundy handkerchief from out of his breast pocket, and wiped the dust off his gold rimmed glasses. He breathed a sigh of relief…

#A2Z – Burj al Arab (quadrille/cinquain)

ListenNear string quartetEnjoying 3-toned drinkSeeking closure from past mistakesSharp shame HotelBurj Al ArabShields from disappointment From its opulent interiorNew life GoldenSeashell EntranceTries sweeping memoriesWelcomes those who choose a new pathJourney Dubai’s bright allure! In response to: Business Insider dVerse: close

#A2Z- Axolotl Meets Charlotte (Fiction)

“Alrighty Watson, you can do this! Just one step in front of another!” Charlotte chatted to her Hierex prosthetic leg as she would a close friend and gave good ole’ Watson a pep talk as she began her morning walk in nature. She gazed at the gorgeous sunrise glimmering across Lake Xochimilco, Mexico. The skin…