A2Z 2021 – Birds – Magpie

Featured Image by 👀 Mabel Amber, who will one day from Pixabay Physical Description: A striking bird, the magpie has the deep, glossy black plumage of a crow or raven, with a white chest and white blazes across the top of the wings. The primary flight feathers also have white on them, as can be…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Goldfinch

Featured Image by Michael Murphy Physical Description: The goldfinch is a small, stubby bird measuring about 4.5 inches long, with a wingspan of approximately 8 inches and a weight of roughly .5 ounce. The bird’s plumage is mostly bright yellow, and it has a black blaze above the beak, black wing edges touched with white,…

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 – Dove

Featured photo by Sylvia Maulding Physical Description: Doves are medium-sized birds with short stout bodies, short necks, and short beaks. Size varies according to the species as does coloring. The mourning dove, the most common species in North America, measures about 11 inches long, with a wingspan of 18 inches and a weight of approximately…

First Kiss

It was the best first kiss in the history of first kisses. It was as sweet as sugar. And it was warm, as warm as pie. The whole world opened up and I fell inside. I don’t know where I was, but I didn’t care. I didn’t care because the only person who mattered was…

#Paint-Chip Poem 49: The Romantic Gift

“Maybe our Happily Ever After hadn’t worked on the first shot. And maybe Happily Ever Afters weren’t a singular event. Maybe they were something you had to work at, and build, and never give up on, as long as they were something you still wanted.”  Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales Pitter patter of rain subsides & puddle…

#Paint-Chip Poem: Think of Me Fondly

Far from the rolling hills of Denmark,lies Aalborg’s famous House of Music.Beyond the brushed aluminum exterior,audience members gaze upon the stage Opera enthusiasts wait for the singerWith shut eyes, she whispers “open sesame” as the invisible curtains part ways in her mindStarry backdrop of lapis lazuli skies gives way to her glowing presence A brilliant…

#Paint-Chip Poem: Her Wedding Day

She applied some lipstick and smacked her lipsThe soon-to-be bride was just peachyShe was going after the whole enchiladaAfter all, it was her wedding day! Calligraphed sand dollars for the guestsA wonderful apricot nectar cake for dessertBridesmaids were happy with their coral dressesShe and her fiance helped decorate the beautiful venue The Melrose Knitting MillA…

The Rise of a Median King

Hello everyone, hope you are well! One of my favorite interests include Greek classical history and mythology. I’m endlessly fascinated about the downfall of former empires and the Greek tragedies that touch upon universal themes and issues that impact humanity. To this day, classical mythology has influenced modern-day culture in a variety of arenas: sports,…