Monthly Archives: April 2019

Every author celebrates and promotes the launch of their debut book in different ways. Some take trips around the world, while others stay closer to home. No matter how you celebrate, the first month after your first book baby is born is almost always a blur of activity, usually including readings and book signings at […]

via A Debut Author’s View Of The First Month by Laura Roettiger — Lauri Fortino’s Frog On A (B)log

King of the Mountain

Taken on the peak just behind our house. The first time I took him there a year ago, he could barely make it over a small felled tree. At this point, he’s leaping over everything and runs laps and circles to get in some exercise on this very short climb.

Full Moon Part One 4/19/19

Usually my pictures are taken with the mountains for a backdrop, but I didn’t make it home last night due to events yesterday afternoon and this morning far from home. These shots, which I took through tree branches created a different effect. I like it, even though neither the branches nor the moon are as crisp and clear because the focus of my lens gets confused.

Let me know what you think. Any favorites?

The Promise of Spring

Spring photo

Spring in 150 words or less? A contest? Sure, I’ll give it a whirl!

The Promise of Spring

The first warm day brings the promise of hope. Bulbs planted months ago poke through the ground. Colors appear. We bend to admire them, catching the scent of hyacinth. Deep breath, eyes closed. Senses awakened. The warmth of the sun and longer days create a vibrant garden. Spring is our favorite.

Winter laughs, she’s not ready to leave. Snow! Snow covers our beautiful new garden. Sadness fills our hearts. Will our crocus and tulips survive? Are the hyacinth wishing they waited? We cheer for spring to win this battle.

Sun to the rescue. Using gentle persuasion, Sun dismisses all traces of snow. Our battle weary blooms recover, then wither. Their leaves provide nutrients for next year’s flowers.

New growth continues. Ducks waddle in pairs near the pond, trees unfurl fresh leaves, and the return of music from the branches delights us once again.

Spring delivers on her promise. 

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