Tuesday, February 28, 2023

It's Ketch-Up Day


How was your weekend and Monday? And how's your weather?

While forsythia is blooming in North Carolina, reminding us that Easter is on the way, California got smacked with snow. 

North Carolina

While in Northern California

Author D.L. Finn, her cat Zuzu and wildlife.


What about you, Blogger Buds, got snow or sunshine?

Oh yes, and as far as the continuing saga of groceries, they are still on the rise....



Thursday, February 23, 2023

Did You Know

Did you know, John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, was a foreign diplomat at age fifteen?




Tuesday, February 21, 2023

It's Ketch-Up Day

 Greetings, Blogger Buds. Hope your weekend and Monday were great. Today it's cats and flowers. Something different, right? Heh.

Flowers from the HH for Valentine's Day.


The first violet of the season.


The daffies are still going strong.


Frank looking down on his domain.




Frank, Calli and the toy mouse.



What about you, Blogger Buds? What's going on in your world?

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Did You Know

 Did you know, a flock or group of ravens is called an unkindness? AND a flock or group of crows is called a murder.


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

It's Ketch-Up Day


Wishing you a day filled with happiness and chocolate, Blogger Buds.

We got a Valentine from our great nephew and niece. Isn't it the sweetest?


This balloon was left from the grands' birthday where it had made a beeline for the ceiling. Instead of getting out the ladder we just waited for it to run out of gas. It lasted till just recently. On the last day of it's life, it totally freaked me out.I kept finding it in different rooms of the house.Finally, when it hit the living room, the HH ended it.RIP little balloon.


Good bud, D.L. Finn got me this for Christmas. Actually she and her HH made it.  Isn't it beautiful? Why am I just now blogging about it? I thought maybe it had been damaged in shipping because I couldn't get it to light up after turning on the on-off switch.  The only thing damaged was my brain:) I finally realized, that I hadn't pulled the tab off the battery.😀


My son and grand went to a father and daughter dance over the weekend.


And last but not least, let's hope my readers are more excited about my stories than Frank is. 😄

Friday, February 10, 2023

Your Weekend Read: The Vampire



In Darkness: The Vampire
By L. Diane Wolfe

Souls shrouded in darkness…

Stuck working as a barmaid for her demanding father, Anna dreams of adventure. When mysterious strangers enter the bar, she overhears they seek Zancrela, an ancient fortress filled with treasure and a magical library. Taking her chance, she offers to guide them. The conditions: deliver Zancrela or die.

As they journey through the wilderness, she discovers their secret: they are vampires. And most view her as food. One takes interest in her and her heart dares to hope, but it might not be enough to change her fate. Will Anna find Zancrela or become a vampire morsel?

Romance / Paranormal / Vampires — Fantasy / Paranormal — Fantasy / Romance
$3.99 eBook ISBN 9781939844903
Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/

 A professional speaker and author, L. Diane Wolfe conducts seminars, offers book formatting, and author consultation. She’s the senior editor at Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. and contributes to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
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I’ve been a vegetarian for 34 years and a total vegan for 28 years.


Last time I tasted chocolate was 2002. (And no, I don’t miss it one bit.)


I don’t bake with sugar and where I can, I replace oil with applesauce.

My Review

Anna, a young woman who works as a drudge in a tavern, meets a group of strangers one night and overhears them talking about finding Zancrela, a magical place she’s always wanted to visit so she offers to guide them. An offer that’s accepted but with a caveat of dire consequences if she fails: her life. Not too long after the trek begins, she discovers she’s traveling with a band of vampires and most of them consider her nothing more than a food source.  Danger becomes her constant companion as the chances of her survival lessen.

Ms. Wolfe has created an interesting storyline with well-developed characters. The tale flowed smoothly and held my interest with plenty of action/adventure and just enough romance to keep me reading. Thumbs up to the author for this entertaining story.