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…

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…

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 – 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…

Frogging the Swatch

“A CAL is basically a group of people all working on a large project at the same time and pace. Some are targeted to more advanced crocheters and involve a variety of difficult stitches. Others are designed so that everyone can participate, no matter their skill level. Often the pattern chosen will be an afghan,…

Coloring Pages: Floral Poem & Quote

A thing of beauty is a joy foreverIts loveliness increases; it will neverPass into nothingness; but still will keepA bower quiet for us, and a sleepFull of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. – John Keats, Endymion Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded…

Snow Quotes

We were blind-sighted by a snowstorm that recently hit our area. Texas generally has such a warm climate year round. So the past few days have probably been the coldest for us in a decade. Like some of you, we have lost power, heat, and running water. I’m going to be okay, and I believe…

#WDYS- Spunky, Bold Entrance

“Daring to plunge into the unknown may very well land you in paradise.” – Bronnie Ware “I’m active, I’m attractive, and I’m in demand!I’m a mover, I’m a shaker, and I work my plan!I help them, I encourage them, and I share the dream!I’m excited, I’m ignited, and I’m leading my team!I’m a woman on…

Fun Words, Serious Words, and Everything in Between

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg Hi there!…