Polyphemus In The Sunset #WeeklySmile

The evening was warm, and I stood out on the deck watching sunset colors tinge wisps of clouds pink. Something flew over the roof as I eyed the sky. Large wings flapped, it must be a bird. But something wasn't right, the way it glided and its wings curved, reminding me of something from a fairytale. … Continue reading Polyphemus In The Sunset #WeeklySmile

A Barrel of Fun #WeeklySmile

When the days stay warm, and there's no longer a threat of frost in the night, it's time for us to get the old barrel ready! It's become one of our yearly traditions. This old barrel was left behind by the people who had this house before us, and one day, after walking through town and seeing shops and restaurants fill … Continue reading A Barrel of Fun #WeeklySmile

Dandelion Fun #WeeklySmile

  Me and my dad went outside on the lawn Sunday, which is covered in dandelions right now. There was a heavy breeze, so I plucked a dandelion that had turned into a white puff of parachute seeds and blew on it. The breeze pushed the seeds towards my dad, and he tried to dodge them as … Continue reading Dandelion Fun #WeeklySmile

It’s Finally Warm! Yes, I’m Excited. #WeeklySmile

Spring has been a long time coming here, in northern New England. Weeks of cold and rain, and not a leaf bud in sight. But since May arrived, it's gotten mildly warmer, enough for the flowers to bloom, though not as full as they have been previous years. I heard on the news that this spring … Continue reading It’s Finally Warm! Yes, I’m Excited. #WeeklySmile

Light In The Rain #WeeklySmile

#WeeklySmile is a weekly link-up event hosted by Trent McDonald, with the purpose of spreading smiles and making the week a little brighter. http://www.wallpapermania.eu/images/lthumbs/2012-08/3310_Rain-in-the-district-including-sunlight.jpg It was Mother's Day, and all morning long the sky was drear and overcast. When we came home from church, a break in the clouds finally let blue sky and sunshine through. … Continue reading Light In The Rain #WeeklySmile

Updates and April 2016 #writing #reading #blogging

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  It has been a LONG time since my last monthly update post, and there are several reasons for that. Back in December, my grandfather passed away over Christmas and it was a difficult time for me, my family and relatives. We were all very close to him. He was a wonderful person, and I … Continue reading Updates and April 2016 #writing #reading #blogging

Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

April's #AtoZChallenge explored many legends and legendary creatures from around the world. I learned a ton doing this: about creatures I'd never heard of or only vaguely knew of, about many interesting folklore tales and how they came to be, and about fossils of monstrous creatures that once lived. Many of you really enjoyed the posts, … Continue reading Legends and Legendary Creatures, the A-Z List!

Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Zlatorog and the Hunter The Mountains of Triglav were guarded by white goats, who often chased away intruders by stone avalanches, and their leader was the great Goldhorn. His golden horns … Continue reading Zlatorog Goldenhorns and the Hunter Tale #AtoZChallenge

Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Yong Yong are a different kind of dragon in Korean mythology and folklore. Most dragons in European mythology are linked to the elements of fire and destruction, but dragons … Continue reading Yong the Wise of Korean Legend #AtoZChallenge

Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Xana The xana is found in Spain's Asturian mythology. She is a creature of extraordinary beauty, believed to live in fountains, rivers, waterfalls or forested regions with pure water. She … Continue reading Xana the Mysterious Beauty #AtoZChallenge