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AUTHOR’S CORNER: Full Blueberry Moon by Lynda McKinney Lambert

I think my readers will enjoy reading this today. I am re-blogging it to SCAN-a-Blog. Thanks, Patty, for posting my story.

Campbells World

Good afternoon campbellsworld visitors. So glad you could drop into the Author’s Corner today.
This afternoon author Lynda McKinney Lambert has stopped by to share a bit of craziness from her life with us. I understand this is the beginnings of yet another book from her.
Speaking of books, be sure to keep reading after you’ve enjoyed today’s offering to learn of all her other wondrous works.
As always, thanks for stopping by and do share and tell your friends.

“Full Blueberry Moon”
-Preface-

First Draft 7 July 2018

Stories, like puffs of clouds I have watched, seem to float across a summer sky as I lay on the grass looking into the heavens.

Each wispy version of my own life story merges into other varieties of local gossip or family legends. The hovering layers keep moving in a myriad of word-driven implications – in and out of my consciousness…

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NO LOOKING BACK IN 2019

I am re-blogging this to SCAN tonight. I think there is so much wisdom here, Patty. I wish you the best of all that can be for2019, and I am thankful that you are in my life – both as a professional and as a personal friend. You do so much for others!

Campbells World

NO LOOKING BACK IN 2019

BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER

JANUARY 2, 2019

“Today is yesterday’s tomorrow, and tomorrow is another day.”

I’m not sure who the author of that quote is but I’m sure of one thing, it goes right along with the theme I’ve chosen for myself in 2019.

‘NO LOOKING BACK’

Over the years I’ve wasted lots of time on looking behind me, worrying about things that cannot be changed, and trying to right wrongs that are no longer relevant to life and what it holds for me now.

Now, is the operative word in that sentence. Now, is where we are, and from where we must begin if we wish to go ‘Forward’ in our lives and make ‘Progress’ in the year to come.

This morning as I’ve been readying myself for the work that lies ahead of me in the coming year, regrettably I’ve come to…

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Friday Favs: The NEW BOE BLOG SHOWCASE

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Friday Favs: January 18, 2019 

 

~ Lynda’s Friday Favs ~

The NEW BOE BLOG SHOWCASE

BOE = Behind Our Eyes

Where to Find them?

Perhaps you have not yet heard of Behind Our Eyes, Inc. ?

It is an organization  that hosts a  writers group, specifically for  writers with disabilities.

I’d like to take this opportunity to share the website for the group.

The page containing blog listings from our members is now posted on  the group’s  website.

The direct link is:   https://www.behindoureyes.org/wp/blog-showcase/

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Do you know about Magnets & Ladders?

It is a literary magazine of Active Voices by writers with disabilities.

 

If you are a writer who has a disability, you may be interested in finding out more about the opportunities provided.  I’ve been a member for a number of years. I am a published author and writer who has significant sight loss.  But, the great thing is that our disabilities do not define us and cannot keep us from being active in the craft that we love.

In addition to the website, there is a writing opportunity 2 times a year to send work to the Magnets & Ladders Literary Publication for consideration.  The website for the organization gives information and guidelines you can read about how you can enter your writing for this magazine. Click here for guidelines.

BONUS:  CASH  AWARDS in Each Category. Enter NOW.

 

BREAKING NEWS…

For the Spring/Summer issue this year – 2019 – there is an additional opportunity for writers who have a focus on Nature and the Outdoors.  The contest will award a $50 cash award for the best poem in this category.  This contest is  a memorial award in honor of the group’s late member, Ernest Jones, who died last year. Ernie served on the board and was an active member of BOE for a number of years.

Visit the guidelines and learn more about how you can enter your work! But hurry, the deadline is coming up in mid-February.

It is free – no charge to enter your work for either competition.

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WAIT – There is MORE…

Behind Our Eyes has published 2 anthologies.

The  first Behind Our Eyes Anthology came out in 2007.

The second anthology is

Behind Our Eyes: A Second LookClick here for more information.

 

The THIRD ANTHOLOGY is now in process:

Behind Our Eyes: A Literary Sunburst

produced by DLD Books – scheduled for publication in early 2019.

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The latest addition to the BOE Website is the BLOG SHOWCASE.  All BOE members who write blogs are featured on this SHOWCASE, if they choose to be listed.

Be sure to visit the website and visit the blogs on the page.

I think you will enjoy it very much.  When you visit a blog, make sure you leave a comment so the blogger knows you were there. That means a lot!

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This article is written by  Pennsylvania Author Lynda McKinney Lambert.

This article was featured on the Friday Favs Special Feature as part of Lynda’s recognition of a variety of her favorite things – stories, organizations, and more.

Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright 2019.  All rights reserved.

You are invited to share this post with your friends on Social Media.

My only request is that you print it in its entirety, including copyright information and authors name.

You can find both of Lynda McKinney Lambert’s blogs listed on the New Blog Showcase at BOE.

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I Love you for That –

 

Friday Favs – Aloe Vera: Winter Delights

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11 January 2019

 

Friday Favs: Aloe Vera: Winter Delights

 

I often begin my morning by checking

the daily issue of the Old Farmer’s Almanac –

I receive a Newsletter which  comes silently

each day

in my mailbox.

First,

I check the front page for the poem of the day.  The featured poem, or fragment of a poem or proverb or quote always has a beautiful photograph or art work that goes with it.  To see a photo with some creative text is  inspiring to me.   Do you enjoy seeing an artistic image with a poem?  I think it is a WIN-WIN when there are TWO CREATIVE WORKS side-by-side.

How do YOU feel about that?

I think of  a POEM PLUS PHOTO  as a

MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN.

Word + Image = ART!

Below: Photo by Lynda McKinney Lambert.

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Today –

I spotted some photos of  a type of succulent plant that I love.

I bought my first Aloe Vera about twenty years ago at a rare plant store in Georgia. We were visiting our daughter who lived in Georgia at that time.

The Rare Plant store  was a thrill for us to find.  I never was in such a  a store that sold rare plants – we purchased a few of them and a container to plant them in. This purchase was how  I started my succulent collection.

I bought a shallow terra-cotta planter that looks something like a pie dish.  The circular planter  is wide at the top and shallow – only about 3 inches deep. I still have the dish I purchased  and I still have several types of Aloe Vera plants.

Aloe Vera plants brighten our  rooms

from late fall to early spring. 

As soon as I am sure winter frosts are over,  my plants go outside to live on our wraparound porch for about 6 months a year.  They thrive in the bright light of the porch, yet they are protected from  rain and direct sunlight.  It is important to keep the plants out of the rain  because they will get too wet and begin to rot.  The need to be in containers of terra-cotta for good  drainage.

With good care you can have your Aloe Vera plants for many years.

Everything you ever want to know about t Aloe Vera Plants

Here is a poem I wrote when my Partridge Breasted Aloe was blooming.

“Partridge Breasted Aloe”

She thrust her pointed daggers

upward and outward

concave deep green leaves

adorned with white spots

front and back.

Basks in winter sunshine.

from a center core at the base

spiny and plump

with white designs

on the spruce green leaves.

 

Winter is flowering season

one long stem bursts above

like a quiet barn swallow

shooting up from the center

of a rosette in the springtime

one salmon pink flower

fills my mornings with a delicate scent

no fragrance can match

the fragile beauty of her perfume.

 

Partridge Breast is a sun worshipper

thrives in the south-facing window

prefers to drink less in winter.

 

Partridge Breast is the Queen of my collection

succulents and cacti, my delights.

Partridge Breasted Aloe brings

a sense of peace to my home.

When spring rains turn towards

Summer’s cat-like days

my succulent friends spend their

vacation on my sun-drenched porch

where no grooming is necessary.

By Lynda McKinney Lambert, 2017.

Previously Published:

Naturewriting, Literary Magazine -, Feb. 13, 2018

Behind Our Eyes: A Literary Sunburst – Anthology #3. 2019

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I LOVE YOU FOR  THAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday is for Sharing – Bruce Atchison

STOP what you are DOING and Take a LOOK!
Miss Opal and Lynda are delighted to re-blog our top winners for the special feature – Saturday is for Sharing – on SCAN-a-BLOG in 2018. Bruce Atchison WON 2nd PLACE for MOST-VISITED blog of this series from 2018.
Bruce Atchison, and Mike Bayles came in SECOND – it was a TIE.
We appreciate you both so much and invite you to return again. Let Miss Opal and I know what is coming up for you this year. CONGRATULATIONS BRUCE!

SCAN

Post #124 – September 8, 2018

Saturday is for Sharing

Series of Guest Authors – #9

Miss Opal & Lynda

Welcome YOU to

Saturday is for Sharing 

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Bruce Atchison, Canadian Author

 

  

Hi Bruce,   It is a pleasure to have you as a guest today on Saturday is for Sharing.  I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for several years and I also know you through the Behind Our Eyes organization.

You are our first international Guest Author.

I recommend your memoir

Deliverance From Jericho: Six Years in a Blind School

to our readers. I have this book and will quote from the back cover:

Imagine being a disabled child, hastily sent to a boarding school hundreds of miles from home, and being kept there for months at a time.  This was the fate of most physically and mentally impaired students half a century ago.  ntellectuals and governmaent  officials…

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Saturday is for SHARING – Mike Bayles

miss Opal and Lynda are delighted to re-blog our top winners for the special feature – Saturday is for Sharing – on SCAN-a-BLOG in 2018. Mike Bayles interview took SECOND PLACE in the MOST-VISITED blog of this series from 2018.
Mike shares this honor with Bruce Atchison, who had the same number of visitors to his interview. It was a TIE for Second Place in the yearly STATS. We appreciate you both so much and invite you to return again. Let Miss Opal and I know what is coming up for you this year. CONGRATULATIONS MIKE.

SCAN

Post #131

September 22, 2018

Saturday is for Sharing

Series of Guest Authors – #12

Miss Opal & Lynda

Welcome YOU to

Saturday is for Sharing

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Mike Bayles

Wisconsin Author
& Poet

Welcome, Mike.

Q_
I really like the idea of blended genre – a collage – a different way of
presenting the passage of time – not in a linear way and not solely by use of
only one genre.

I am so interested in the work of creative people
who are working across genre and across disciplines like you do.

Anyway,
I am very interested in how you approach literature.Who influences you ? What
kind of writing are you particularly drawn to ?

Mike_ Interesting questions.
I don’t relate to the Post Modernist label. The poets I follow most closely are
Emily Skaja, Kara Candito, Matt Hart, and Caryl Pagel.

I have done poetry
readings in The…

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Saturday is for Sharing – Amy Bovaird –

This special feature came in as our #1 MOST-VISITED Post in the Saturday is for Sharing series in 2018.

Miss Opal and Lynda are pleased to present our #1 Winner of the Year for MOST_VISITED interview. on our blog in 218.

Congratulations to Amy Bovaird. It was a pleasure to have your story on our SCAN-a-BLOG and we wish you much success in 2019. Please visit us again, Amy.

SCAN

Post #122 – Aug. 25, 2018

Saturday is for Sharing

Series of Guest Authors – #8

Miss Opal & Lynda

Welcome YOU to

Saturday is for Sharing 

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Meet Amy Bovaird

Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss

 

  

Hi Amy,   I am so pleased to present your books and hear your thoughts today on SCAN.

Your life-long love of travel and your humorous adventures abroad,  teaching English as a Second Language, seem to be  the backbone of  your writing.  No matter what the story is about, we get an excellent view of the world as you experienced it.  You bring us along wherever you are, in your writing. I’ve been reading your stories for a number of years.

Recently, I listened to the Spring/Summer issue of “Magnets & Ladders Literary Magazine.” This magazine was  recorded on digital cassette by the Perkins Library. I really enjoyed hearing your essay…

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New Year New Beginnings!

I am re-blogging this post for it is something to celebrate.
This blogger is my daughter, Heidi Lambert McClure. This is her first blog post – ever! This should be a fun adventure in blogging for her and I ask that you visit her site, give her a “LIKE” and leave her a comment to encourage her on this new adventure.

Thank you for being generous, thoughtful, and caring about a new blogger and a new friend on the WP Blogger SITES.

Sassafras Hill Days

The blessing of Christmas and cherished time spent with family is behind us. New years eve and New years day were just two quiet days in the cabin on the hill. Jerry, me & all of our furry children wondering what the new year would bring. Monday quietly rolled into Tuesday.

New Year, New beginnings! January 1st 2019 I started my new JOB! I am now officially self employed! My studio is now my work place and I am now my own boss! I have worked for this day for a very long time and this will be the BEST job I have ever had!

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SCAN – STATS – STORIES – SMOKIN’ Good Stuff

Post #156

January 4, 2019

 

THANK YOU for reading, sharing, re-blogging, and commenting on SCAN-a-Blog  in 2018.  Most of all, I THANK the 95 FOLLOWERS of SCAN. How much I appreciate your VISITS and how much I enjoy VISITING YOUR BLOGS, too.  You inspire me and teach me, and you widen my world.

Here are some stats from 2018.

 

90 Posts Published

TOP STORY for 2018:  RIVER, a poem and reflection.  Read it here!

47,753 Words Published

620 Average Words per Post

493 VIEWS in DECEMBER

2,647 VIEWS in 2018

7,943 All-Time Views on SCAN-a-Blog

5,552 VISITORS on SCAN in 2018

 

Saturday is for Sharing is a  Special Feature I started in 2018. It had a lot of attention for my fellow authors. I can think of nothing I enjoy more than promoting your work and seeing you thrive and grow.  For this feature, I invite published authors to contact me. You can learn more about this interview by looking for “Saturday is for Sharing” on the top MENU BAR of the page. 

Contact me for more information and let’s set you up with an interview to promote you and your book.E-mail:  riverwoman@zoominternet.net

Congratulations to Amy Bovaird for garnering the TOP VIEWS for your interview with Lynda and Miss Opal on Saturday is for Sharing!

Read Amy’s interview here: Click Here!

You will LOVE READING the TOP POST in Saturday is for SHARING by Amy Bovaird.

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2  Saturday is for Sharing featured guests – Mike and Bruce  came in 2nd place – a tie!

Mike Bayles: Read it Here!

Bruce Atchison: Read it Here!

Share the Happiness.

Re-blog or share on your social media.

I love you for that!