Spring Snow, Birds Galore

Who says the old ground hog can’t be wrong or half right? This transition into spring has been a strange one. At least it isn’t officially Spring until March 21. All the strange weather fronts have brought a multitude of  birds to my yard and feeders. I can’t go out the front door without being screeched at, dived at or otherwise harassed by my avian friends. I wouldn’t have it any other. I only hate that in two weeks I have to cut my three Leland Cypress trees in front of my house. I have several nests in the trees.

I’m putting my house on the market in preparation to moving back to Mississippi. All the hustle and bustle should make me happy, but part of me is sad to leave my home of 11 years. I think the move will be good and bring new possibilities, like seeing old friends and  my grandkids more often.

I hope that my Blog followers stay with me in the move because I’d hate to lose you also.

Evelyn

Blog Spot Interview

Looking for Lunch

Looking for Lunch

 

For those interested in my writing, I’m being interviewed today on the following site. Everyone is welcome to stop by and say Hi or leave a comment.

http://thewritewaycafeblogspot.com

I’m celebrating Tiponi-Child of Hope’s finalist  status in the Winter Rose Contest.

Wisteria-Mysterious Plant

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Wisteria

As a child, as soon as the weather warmed we spent most of our waking hours outside. We walked everywhere barefoot and carefree. A long dusty road wound through thick woods to Grandma’s. As we walked to her house to play, we passed myriads of cascading purple flowers.

When I asked what they were, my sister call it Mysteria.(She used to tell me all kinds of things, and I usually believed her.) It made sense really, for the beautiful flowers hung heavily on the limbs, giving them a droopy, mossy look. I pictured it climbing the walls of some old stone mansion, digging into the rock and shrouding the old place with mystery and secrets.

Today I know the real name, and I still think the plant looks mysterious. I have often tried to capture the lovely blooms with my camera. The photographs never give full justice to the magnificent vine. I finally got a few shots that are decent if not prize worthy.

Please enjoy, and use your imagination to dream up a story about this flower.

 

Happy Spring

Evelyn Timidaiski

 

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A Great Beginning

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My Novel Jungle Blooms won first place in the FRW Golden palm Contest in the Sing Title Category.  As my first novel, it feels like a child that has finally grown up and is ready to go out into the world. It is currently being read by an editor and I have my fingers crossed that it will be published.

I will now be concentrating on re-edits of my second book Tiponi-Child of Hope. Tiponi is the story of a Hopi Indian girl, born an albino, who is actually only half human.  She is spirit.  She will grow up to be White Buffalo Calf Women and help save the world from a terrible disaster.

Keep In touch.

All encouragement and comments are appreciated.

Evelyn

A Great Beginning

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My Novel Jungle Blooms won first place in the FRW Golden palm Contest in the Sing Title Category.  As my first novel, it feels like a child that has finally grown up and is ready to go out into the world. It is currently being read by an editor and I have my fingers crossed that it will be published.

I will now be concentrating on re-edits of my second book Tiponi-Child of Hope. Tiponi is the story of a Hopi Indian girl, born an albino, who is actually only half human.  She is spirit.  She will grow up to be White Buffalo Calf Women and help save the world from a terrible disaster.

Keep In touch.

All encouragement and comments are appreciated.

Evelyn

The Wayward Dock

 Most people look back on their year and prepare to make momentous changes. I look back on mine and see this image of an askew dock.  Notice the dock follows a very zig-zag path from one pole to the next. That’s the way the year has gone for me. No matter how hard I tried to chart a course, life happened. Things changed and I carried on. I believe that might be the secret to making it work.

I made it through the year, mostly healthy and problem free. I witnessed the happy union of my son and his lovely new bride, the death of some that were taken too early, and completed my second novel.

Tiponi: Child of Hope is the culmination of a year and a half of research and writing. I hope to find a publisher this year and have it in print.  It may take a while, but like the dock, I intend to make it as a writer.

I hope all of you and yours have a happy and safe New Year.

Evelyn