Archive | August 2017

Another Puddle

“Just” another reflection…

Andrew Joyce

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This entry was posted on August 30, 2017. 3 Comments

Stunning Photos…

Be stunned by the beauty of nature…love these!!! Thanks for sharing them! My human says “inspirational” and some of us know what THAT means. We’ll see.

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My thanks to J & G for sending these:

Ladybug in the morning dew!

Cloud: What An Incredible Picture!!

Rain – view from an airplane

One in a million!

The “Tsunami of Clouds”!

A magical place in Austria – Grer See

A rare and wonderful atmospheric phenomenon

“Fire Rainbow”

This optical effect in the atmosphere

is only manifested with the appearance

of a horizontal rainbow

localized on a background of light

where high cirrus clouds are located

Waterfall Rainbow was created by the

refraction of light in water droplets.

Morskoi sand under a microscope

with a 300-fold increase.

Rhodochrosite – Beautiful Shii mineral,

also known as “The Rose of the Inca”.

The view from the height of 8000 meters.

Splash – from a stone thrown into the water

in front of a sunset.

In rare cases, you can see a completely circular rainbow

(known as a 360) from the plane.

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This entry was posted on August 30, 2017. 2 Comments

#Read about Guest Pre-Published #Author Aurora Jean Alexander

Most interesting interview!

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aurora-jean-alexanderWho am I?

Hello,

I am Aurora Jean Alexander, a romance short story author, and poet. Right now I am working on my debut novel. When I’m not writing or at work, I’m into sports like traveling, extreme reading or going for long romantic walks.

Important keystones in my life are the support of my boyfriend and the affection of our four cats.

I have an extended bio on my Website, and I’d be happy to welcome you there anytime.

What does writing mean to me?

I started reading at a very young age. In many ways reading wonderful and mysterious stories was something to tickle and develop my fantasy. One day I read a book I never forgot. That day I felt the need to write stories. I wanted to create people, tell their stories, and build worlds and adventures. I one day wanted to write a book telling…

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This entry was posted on August 24, 2017. 2 Comments

A tribute to ALL Women…

Enjoy this great tribute to all women, put together by our own Princess Aurora. (Hey! I’m female too….does this apply to felines? I think so!)

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My thanks toAurora Jean Alexander  for sending me this

it’s one of the best tributes to women I’ve read

When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day…….

An angel came by and asked.” Why spend so much time on her?”

The lord answered. “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?”

●She must function on all kinds of situations.
●She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time.
●Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart.
●She must do all this with only two hands.
●She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day.

The Angel was impressed” Just two hands…..impossible!

And this is the standard model?”

The Angel came closer and touched the woman.

“But you have made her so soft, Lord”.

“She is soft”…

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This entry was posted on August 24, 2017. 1 Comment

Who Am I to Give You Advice? – Guest Post by Andrew Joyce…

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My name is Andrew Joyce, and to my many fans—both of ’em—I want to say hello. To the rest of you good folks, I’d like to introduce myself.

I’m a writer of little renown. Now, as the title of this piece suggests, who am I to give advice? A very good question, one I’ve obviously asked myself. I have four books out and the fifth should be with us any day now. I have gone through what you are all going through. I’ve sat at my damn computer day after day trying to put into words the sensational story swirling around in my head. When I finally had my story on paper—and more or less coherent—I had to start with the editing. Then, to add insult to injury, once the book was published, I had to demean myself to market it. Well, maybe demean is not the right word, but…

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Walk in their shoes

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“.. before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Is everything okay over there?” said my son, calling from half a world away. “Yes… fine…” I replied, moments before madness hit London Bridge. Britain, like so many countries recently, reeled once again as violence destroyed lives and peace. That attack followed hard on the heels of Manchester and Westminster, and would precede a lethal attack on Finsbury Mosque.

“My daughter and granddaughter were there,” said our Companion, speaking of the Manchester bombings that killed children as young as eight years old, as we struggled to come to terms with yet another explosion of hatred and inhumanity.

Britain is far from being unique in this. Globally, over eight hundred terrorist attacks have been listed this year alone…

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This entry was posted on August 16, 2017. 2 Comments

What Zoe Wants…

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Hello, fans and friends across the globe! Zoe here . . . catizen of the world. I’m going to let you in on a little secret or three, but before I do, a brief introduction may be in order (I guess there might be some people who have not yet made my acquaintance). I am a soft-as-sable tuxedo cat, with almond-shaped green eyes, like my human’s. Well, we have the same color eyes, anyway; in terms of shape, Emily’s eyes . . . never mind, it’s not important. I like to write stories about my life and adventures, and you all seem to enjoy reading them, thankfully. That is how I came to be contributing monthly to the Ape’s blog. My stories are true—well, there is always a germ of truth to each one. You may need a microscope to find it, but it’s there. And with that, I will…

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