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…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Falcon

Featured Photo by Viktor Jakovlev on Unsplash Physical Description: The falcon has a curve at the end of its beak that is sometimes referred to as a hook. Peregrine falcons average 17 inches in length, with a wingspan of about 42 inches and an average weight of about 2.5 pounds Geographic Distribution: Falcons are found…

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…

#SoCs- Ornamental Tales

Hello! It’s been such a busy season for me. I have an ever growing list of all sorts of to-do lists. School, career, relationships, books, movies, recipes, some crafty creations. When I face some stress during the school season, Aristotle’s quotes remind me of a reason why I put myself through it all: Education is…

Home, Sweet Home

There’s nothing as frightening and threatening as the loss of your home. It uproots feelings of security, disturbs your daily routine, affects your health… “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ― Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes SweetLaughterDreams…

Once Upon a Time…

Once upon a time, there was a royal newlywed who lived in a castle nestled in the forest nearby a glistening lake. The beloved couple ruled over the kingdom to the best of their ability honoring the previous leaders who recently passed away. The king and queen were deeply in love, but for reasons unexplained,…

The Great Blogger’s Bake-off: 2020 Summer Picnic – 3 Tempting Dishes

A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind DeeDee Stovel #Haiku – Picnic Outside the CityMusic, Treats, LaughterSkyline sunset gives warm glowHappy memories Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend! Mel at Crushed Caramel, Gary at bereavedandbeingasingleparent, and Jeanne, our judge, at…

A Fourth to Remember

Joy!Wa-hoo!Today’s the day!Buzzing with excitementWe’re celebrating indoors today! My owner created a scavenger hunt for meShe hid some delectable treats throughout the housePop a tunnel of floating bubbles along the wayCanine peanut butter, vanilla cookie treats Await me at the end of the obstacleAn excursion to the back patio Fetching a squeaky ball My owner…

A Sunshine Odyssey

Good evening everyone! There’s a lot for me to celebrate in life today! I just love to do the best I can with what is given to me. It’s a thrilling feeling to partake in such a creative adventure! When I receive a gift of an award, it’s a confirmation of appreciation from the giver….