a loveliness of ladybugs 🐞 🐞🐞

Ladybugs are often thought of as lucky; more than likely because they are crop savers. Farmers love these little beetles. Initially this was to be the cover illustration for my book; alas someone else beat me to it and I had to pivot. Instead I chose a Siege of Herons. My hardcover book is available

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Document your life.

I am beginning to work on updating my December project: Remember 2022. As always it will be a series of daily posts and questions accompanied by a quote to encourage you to reflect on the year that was just lived. Some questions are light and easy; others may ask you to dig deeper. Always free

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A venue of vultures for international vulture awareness day.

Vultures have a bad reputation but, the key role of the vulture in signaling the presence of a carcass to other scavengers prevents contamination by pathogens and helps keep nature free of disease. One of the illustrations in my book Siege of Herons- Collective Nouns Alphabetically. Hardcover available here on my website or a sweet

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Friday Gratitudes

Friday Gratitudes β€’ Duolingo – Swedish lessons commencing β€’ Window replacement starts today β€’ Only one meeting on the schedule β€’ Coffee – today’s first cup was perfect β€’ Connections with others – in all the ways: letter writing, IG, texts, emails, conference calls, in person and on coffee dates This was a full week.

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Peony season comes later

Evening walks and the peonies are blooming. I was thrilled to learn the deer do not eat the blooms! We found one in our garden. I cut it. In the autumn we will move it to a better location.

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Saturday somethings

A quiver of surfboards in honour of International Surfing Day. You can also use quiver ton describe a bunch of arrows (a quiver is the actual container) but, did you know you can use quiver to describe a group pf cobras. May you never see that in real life! Learn more collective nouns when you

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Friday Gratitudes

β€’ we are a team of two at work; so good 😊 β€’ My daughter is coming for a visit β€’ Car battery was not dead; just needed an adjustment β€’ Therapy today β€’ new address labels featuring Siege of Heron artwork Mid June. Heading towards Midsummer. What!? Tomorrow marks 27 months dye free. One

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