7/30/16

To Swing On A Rainbow


She wished to swing on a rainbow into a sky painted blue, where the stars slept at night and angels flew. And when the sky turned black from day to night, she would dangle from a star like the string on a kite.

What would it be like if her wish did come true, what would it be like, if only she knew.  

 Ann Clemmons

I'm working on my final draft of a children's manuscript, so I thought I would just write a short post today.

Thank you for stopping by A Nice Place In The Sun and have a spectacular Saturday!


7/29/16

Happy Feline Friday! Why am I always the first to arrive for band practice?

Happy Feline Friday! Feline Friday is a Kitty meme I found on my buddy Sandee of, Comedy Plus'  blog and Sandee discovered on her buddy Steve of  Burnt Food Dude's,  blog, which is where the meme originated.  -Us bloggers "pay it forward." -

Why am I always the first to arrive for band practice?

7/25/16

If Doors Could Talk


When my family visited my maternal grandmother during the springtime, we sat on her screened in front porch before the onset of a sweltering Louisiana summer, at which time we visited inside with the air conditioner. The view of her front yard from the porch in the spring and autumn months was intoxicating. You felt as if you were sitting inside a bouquet of untouched flowers beneath a pristine airy sky.   
The house was in the center of the yard, which was surrounded by azalea bushes, petunias, and moss sheltered trees, so the heat wasn’t the only reason we sat on the front porch instead of going in the house, it was because we couldn’t resist being outside.    

The front porch had two front doors, one for humans and a door my grandmother had built at the  bottom of the front porch window for her beloved German shepherd, “Sam,” whose door remained swinging from the top hinges after his death. I loved to enter the porch through Sam’s door and of course, play with it although my grandmother prohibited it.  Sam’s door was built for Sam and when a hinge broke or the wood cracked, she had it fixed, she never removed the door.   


7/21/16

Forgotten Language, by Shel Silverstein





Forgotten Language, by Shel Silverstein


Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly
in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions
of the crickets,
And joined the crying of each falling dying
flake of snow,
Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
How did it go?
How did it go?

http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/…/shel_silve…/poems/14830



7/20/16

Wordless Wednesday!



Hey, it's Wordless Wednesday, one of my favorite memes that I discovered on Comedy Plus, one of my favorite blogs. Wordless Wednesday is fun and a great way to meet new friends. If you wish to participate just publish a photo that conveys a message without using any words.

After you've posted your photo add your name to the link list on Sandee's blog, (Comedy Plus) where you can also copy the Mister Linky's Code and paste it below your photo.
Have fun and thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun.


7/4/16

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL


Happy Fourth of July to my American friends. Thank you to my friends from all over the world for watching this video and visiting A Nice Place In The Sun. Have a great day!

Today's Popular Children's Picture Books

Today's Popular Children's Picture Books
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Upcoming Book Reviews with a guest post from the author, Charles Ghigna

Upcoming Book Reviews with a guest post from the author,  Charles Ghigna
My First Book Of Hockey!

Strange, Unusual, Gross, & Cool Animals

Strange, Unusual, Gross, & Cool Animals
By Charles Ghigna

Motherhood- Courage


Motherhood is an art impossible to explain, one which requires a vast sea of love, devotion, compassion, and understanding, unmatched by any affection we will ever know again.- Ann Clemmons

Courage-

Courage



Humor-

Humor


Words-

Words are the core of our souls, without written, vocal or lyrical expression we lose sight of one another or worse, ourselves. Words bring forth the essence of the human spirit; so express yourself without abandon.

Ann Clemmons

Written Phrase

Why is it that those we should know or believe turn out to be the ones we least understand? I suppose the world is an illusion until we find our way home.-Ann Clemmons

Favorite Phrase

I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...

Beatrix Potter’s Journal, 17 November 1896, from the National Trust collection.

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The Storyteller, by Dawn Drover

Alone in her world
of make believe
weaving her stories
of magic and light

She brings joy
to the eyes
of innocent minds
less jaded and free

For only they know
what's in her heart
holding the secrets
she guards so well

Life's hidden mysteries
belong to those
whose wisdom and truth
shine on in imagination


Written for Ann
~Dawn Drover~

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