Earth Day 2018

No littering sign

Earth Day 2018 is TODAY! This year’s theme is:

Plastic Pollution

This year people are being encouraged to reduce their plastic consumption and use more eco-friendly materials


NaPoWriMo 2018

What's Next? Sticky NoteJust a Reminder for all of you Poets:  NaPoWriMo 2018 starts tomorrow!

Yes, tomorrow, April 1st is going to be quite an eventful day!
Not only is it Easter Sunday, but it is also
April Fool’s Day and the beginning of
National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo 2018.

So Happy Celebrating whichever one or all you choose!

It’s National Crayon Day!

crayonsIt’s National Crayon Day!  How will you celebrate?

Here are some ideas:

Enjoy coloring  your world today! 🙂


Share Your World 2014–Week 28

Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?
Yes, I have been in many parades, both as my self  or as a clown character.  (Some day I may write a blog post about that:)
I was a professional clown for 5 years and during that time I participated in many activities, including parades. 
Also, as a dance team member, I participated in a couple of parades as myself, and in one parade, our dance team won a trophy!
All very lovely memories!

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?
I would definitely go!  I have never been to an opera, but really want to attend one.  On my “bucket list”!

Why did you start your blog?
I enjoy sharing photographs and poetry that hopefully inspires.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)
I guess my favorite tradition would be spending holidays with my family.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful that last week I recovered quickly from a bad head cold that came upon me suddenly and spoiled some beautiful hot summer days for me!   This week I am looking forward to just enjoying what each day brings as I have a few days off from work and the weather forecast looks lovely!  Maybe I will just decide to go and spend a day at the Zoo!  🙂  (If I do–watch for some Zoo photos to come!)

Thanks to Cee’s Photography for this delightful “Share Your World” Challenge

Share Your World--Cee's Photography Challenge

Cee’s Photography–Share Your World Challenge–



DAB Day–Parrot

DAB Day is Draw A Bird Day and it has a special story with a meaning behind it. It is celebrated every year on April 8th
To celebrate DAB Day today ( Draw A Bird Day) I am sharing a picture of a parrot my daughter drew when she was in middle school

Parrot drawing

“Laura’s Parrot” Original Drawing by Laura Atkinson

Thanks to Ginz&Tonic for sharing about DAB Day.
Visit Gini’s blog to read her awesome poem and see her beautifully drawn bird, a patterned swan.