Despite the fact that quite a bit of the day was overcast, I felt like spring might finally be here. The flowers and trees and birds are doing their best to support this philosophy. The cowbirds and catbirds have returned. It was so nice yesterday to step outside as evening was falling and hear the catbirds.
If you’ve never listened to a catbird (or think you never have), they sound a lot like a mockingbird with a variety of calls, but there’s a certain chatter about it, which gives them their name. If you want to give a listen or learn more click here for a page about catbirds.
I know a lot of you north of here got snow late last week. Hopefully all of you will get a burst of spring soon enough.
This weekend I participated in the 24-hour short story contest from Writers Weekly. I haven’t partaken/partook(?) in the contest for several years, but thought maybe after doing all of the prompts, this might not be so tough. Right? Wrong! The prompt was a paragraph long and by the end of it, all I could think was: ugh. A picture or a few words lets your creativity emerge. A paragraph felt like it squelched my imagination. Well, I wrote something and submitted it. In six weeks, they’re supposed to announce the winners and honorable mentions. I’ll post the story here at that time.
There’s just about another week of the A to Z challenge. I think I’m going to be pretty happy when it’s done. I enjoyed it more last year. I think I’ve been out-of-sync so much lately, which may call for re-organization. If anyone has good advice on how to do that, feel free to let me know. Right about now I could use all of the help I can get! 🙂
Hopefully you’ve been able to get out and enjoy Planet Earth today. If you did something special, I’d love to hear about it or direct me to your post if you’ve written one.
The Lyrid meteor shower is supposed to be reaching peak so if you have cloudless skies, look up!
Have a good week. I hope to be around to visit your all.
Thanks for stopping in!
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