Monday, October 30, 2017

Local Street Art and More

After commenting last week that I didn't see much street art in this area guess what I stumbled across:
Isn't this great? It's at the Yellow Deli in Hiddenite, NC and painted around an actual water wheel that's running. The food is both healthy and delicious. It is run by a co-operative society: The Yellow Deli People/Twelve Tribes of Israel and is open from Sunday at noon till Friday at three. Whether one is in agreement with their beliefs or not the food is good and the ambience is warm and inviting.

After lunch, a friend and I went hiking at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, in Alexander County, another fun find.  You can do moderate to strenuous trails or just do a simple walk at the base. The weather cooperated with us on our outing. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.
You can see the walking track below.

My walking buddy.


Wishing you a Happy Halloween a day early.  I'll be off line for a few days. My little grandson is having surgery tomorrow.  Positive energy, good thoughts and prayers are appreciated. For those of you who have all ready sent good wishes or lit a candle, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wink and A Nod AND Startling

This week's Wink and Nod recipient is Nick Wilford. The multi-faceted  Nick is both author and editor. He is married with three daughters, five dogs and lives in Carluke Scotland. Black and White, the first of a dystopian trilogy has recently been released.

Wink, wink, Nick.

So many blogs. So little time.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Can't Fool Me

Kid's Playhouse
You can't fool Franky.  He knows a bird when he sees one. (Note the tail.  It's not fluffed up that's the actual size and well over a foot long.  It reminds me of a Vegas Showgirl's Feathers. Maybe because he swishes when he walks. He's very proud of it:)
Did you have a great weekend, blogster buds?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wink And Nod Thursday AND English Is Tough

For those who like to read romance and for author's looking for an editor, reviewer, virtual assistant or promos, you might want to check out Nas Dean's blog Romance Book Paradise.

Wink, wink, Nas.

So many blogs. So little time.


Here's some recommended fright reads from Dancing Lemur Press:

Parallels: Felix Was Here
Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life
Matowak: Woman Who Cries

Maski: Broken but not Dead


English. It's Tough.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Planting

Remember this? The mum Franky decimated last year.
I moved it to the garden and it made a comeback.

A friend who used to run a daylily farm gave me some new daylilies for my fall planting. And...we discovered a wonderful garden nursery outlet in Pineville. Most of their gallon perennials were 3.99. I found hollyhocks which I've been looking for since March. I also got columbine, bee balm and winter kale. Minus the kale, I'm ready for spring:)

See the hind leg of my little helper?  He loves to help dig the holes:)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wink And A Nod...AND...Astrology Signs

Like vampire comic strips? Then you'll love Heather Holden's blog. Heather is a very talented artist who has combined her skill with imagination and come up with some fun comic characters. Like online comic wallpaper with a bite to it? You can pick it up at Heather's for a dollar.

Wink, wink, Heather.

So many blogs. So little time.


A little fun with astrology signs.
(from Pinterest)
I'm grace. Not sure how that happened.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Look At Those Hands

Source: Pinterest

About as creative as I get with my hands is clear nail polish......

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy Birthday

Any other blogster buds that have birthdays this month?


Shameless Family Promo

My sister is commuting to work in a car that has 346, 000 miles on it.  She is trying to win a new Volvo.  If you just happen to be in the vicinity and would like to vote for her, I know she'd appreciate it:)  FYI: The trailer is a little difficult to hear.

FYI: The contest ends October 13th. If you have any problems with the link Allison is in the Illinois section.  You can vote for multiple entrants but only once per entrant.
Thanks to everyone who voted.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Show Us Your Insecurity

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
This month we're having an IWSG meme contest.  We are to: post a photo of ourself or our alter ego with any of the IWSG swag or logo. Then leave a comment at either the website post or FB directing the administrators to our photo. They will visit each site and pick the top three.  Here's mine: 

I only get to say this once a year so...Ten-Four, Good Buddy.


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