Looking Forward – A Tanka

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Cold winds are racing across the foothills on this fine Colorado day. The sky is a pale blue, and a white haze of clouds has crept over the mountains. Ron is working in the kitchen preparing a fabulous meal to commemorate the day. The holidays are hard for me each year, and … Continue reading Looking Forward – A Tanka

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Waiting Game

Mel’s visuals of autumn are spectacular… AND, take a sneak peek at a new character she is sharing – A goddess of Autumn! Had to share! ❤

Melissa Barker-Simpson

This week for the Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) the theme is Autumn.

The quote I chose is by George Eliot:

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. George Eliot.

There is something truly magnificent about autumn, and though we Brits don’t celebrate the holiday, it is a time for thanksgiving. For the glorious colours that explode to life, even in death. For the rich and pleasant smells, the wind on your cheeks, the fire in the hearth, and the warm drinks shared with friends.

I found myself inspired by the theme, so I created a few images to (hopefully) entertain you.

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My inspiration for the piece of flash fiction has its roots in my current project. Eventually I will get back to my other works but, as you probably know, I have lived and breathed the…

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Autumn”

Hey, EVERYBODY! It's that time again! Time to join in the "Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge," co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself, Silver Threading! Please use #WQWWC on your post so when we share to Twitter we can retweet you and spread the inspiration. Welcome!  This is an open invitation to … Continue reading #WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Autumn”

An Essay on the Importance of Halloween in American Society

Halloween has become one of the most celebrated retail holidays in our American culture although the roots of the holiday are shrouded in religious beliefs that have survived from the beginning of time. Think of Halloween and visions of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and candy appear. Lots of candy! But the earliest celebrations of Halloween symbolize the … Continue reading An Essay on the Importance of Halloween in American Society

Gratitude Sunday–Holidays

As part of Colline’s Gratitude Project, I would like to say how thankful I am for holidays.  Halloween is just around the corner and I dearly miss the days when my children were still home getting ready for Trick-or-Treat.  I loved carving pumpkins and all the fuss that came at that time of the year. … Continue reading Gratitude Sunday–Holidays

An Autumn Day

Crisp autumn mornings spent drinking coffee and watching the steam rise from your cup swirling, like thoughts in a cluttered mind. In the afternoon, the sky wears a vivid blue mantle on its shoulders reflecting sunlight into the cloudless skies radiating warmth to those far below. Leaves with glowing colors of amber, red, and ginger … Continue reading An Autumn Day

Misty Sunrise

This was the view through my “horse-hole” this morning.  High humidity caused the haziness.  As the morning wore on, the humidity dropped to 31% F. this afternoon, which is FANTASTIC for those of us living along the Gulf Coast.  A cold front from way up north dropped all the way down into our southern neck … Continue reading Misty Sunrise

Gratitude Sunday

Colline, of Colline’s Blog, sponsors a weekly Gratitude Project where she encourages us to be mindful of what we are thankful for each week. This week I am thankful for the cool breezes blowing into our little part of the world – Pensacola, Florida.  It has been an excruciatingly hot summer here in the northwestern … Continue reading Gratitude Sunday