Writer’s Quote Wednesday: H.G. Wells

Best remembered for his science fiction novels, H.G. Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was a British writer of novels, short stories, history, social commentary, biography, and autobiography. His science fiction works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau,  The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and the military science fiction The War…

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Every year I look forward to the blooming of the Sweet Autumn Clematis, the vine my grandmother called Country Clematis. It twines itself around the posts and porch rails on the corner of our front porch, spreads onto other shrubs, and emits a lovely fragrance. The small delicate flowers open in August and bloom into…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Roald Dahl

“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.“ (Roald Dahl) Roald Dahl ( 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) rose to prominence in the 1940s, writing for both adults and children. He is…

Song Lyric Sunday – Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing – Little Sparrow

“Little sparrow, little sparrowPrecious fragile little thingLittle sparrow, little sparrowFlies so high and feels no pain” Written by Dolly Parton, Little Sparrow appears on her album of the same name which was released in 2001 and which received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album that year. The title song itself is considered to be…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Eugene Field

 “…Books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are what you find them to-day, speaking the same words, holding forth the same cheer, the same promise, the same comfort; always constant, laughing with those who laugh and weeping with those who weep.”  (Eugene Field) Known as “the poet of childhood,” Eugene Field  (September 2, 1850…

Everyone deserves a little sunshine

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” (Jeffrey Glassberg)

Song Lyric Sunday – Cowboy/Western – “The Git Up”

“Gon’ and do the two step then cowboy boogieGrab your sweetheart and spin out with ’emDo the hoedown and get into it (whoo, whoo, whoo)” Trust me to come up with something different! My 9-year-old grandson introduced me to this song and the dance about a month ago. It’s not exactly the Wild West, but…