Sunday, January 19, 2014

December Posts Revisited: And moving to a new Blog

  Tis a new year and a new blog blogger has been driving me crazy, so I'm making the switch:) This is a work in progress so have patience with me. I will diligently be going through all my wonderful followers on my old blog and following from this blog. It will take time, but I think, for me, it's past time for the change!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Introducing--> Lisa Marie Gabriel

As this weeks featured Author...

I don't have a picture or bio on her, but she has written several books. Check her out!

Angela Bradley's marriage is on the rocks. She and husband Owen take a second honeymoon to try and remedy the situation, a trip of a lifetime to British Columbia, but little does Angela know that saving their marriage is the last thing on Owen's mind. He has arranged to meet up with Ingrid and continue his affair. Whilst there Angela meets Berenice, an elegant widow of Italian descent, who is seeking to come to terms with her husband's violent and tragic death. The two women seem inexplicably attracted to each other, but Berenice is older.... much, much older.... and she has an amazing secret or two up her sleeve! This Gothic romance novel flits from Renaissance Florence to the forests of modern day British Columbia as the story of the two women unfolds and Owen comes to a sticky end. It is suitable for adults 18+ to read as it deals with themes of vampirism, shape-shifting, death, and there is some adult content including straight and lesbian love scenes....

A collection of intense and descriptive poems inspired by nature, love and spiritual awakening, Love from the Ashes Seasons in the Fire was first published in 2006 and is being released in a new edition in paperback and on Kindle. The poet seeks within and exposes a freshness, honesty and vulnerability in writing that is both descriptive and musical. Written at a time of profound personal development, creative intensity and spiritual awakening, these poems will speak to hearts and minds alike.

In Remembrance of Future Present seems an odd title, doesn't it? It comes from the poet's sense of timelessness both in her life during the period these poems were written and also from a belief that all time coexists. These were poems written over an intense period of reflection. Written quickly and shared with love they reveal the workings of an inner self in a struggle to break free. In this new edition, you will find poems that rhyme and poems that don't, poems that are sentimental and those that are descriptive. Above all Lisa's poems display an honesty and a vulnerability together with a musicality that speaks directly to the reader.

"I am told I am old-fashioned, that my poems speak of a bygone age. I prefer to think of them as timeless? When we go within and the heart speaks perhaps it will speak a language that resonates with a time past or perhaps a time future. All I know is that I wrote myself a path out of my own personal darkness...."

An analysis of Vaughan Williams work. Part One is an analysis of the songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams, with musical examples as illustrations and is followed by Part Two, an analysis of On Wenlock Edge, a revolutionary piece of music in its time.

""Even now we're One Inseparable by Oceans in our bliss A whisper of the Romantic In the Eye of God..."" The first step to freedom, happiness and full self-actualization is to love ourselves with total acceptance. Without making that step we are not fully capable of loving others. This poetry is about awakening to Love. It is about full acceptance and the abundance that follows....

The Cat the Bat and the Burglar

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I lost all of the blogs I was following!!

That's right! I hopped onto my blog through Blogger this morning and every single blog I followed was gone. Nothing! Nadda!! Sometimes I really hate working with Blogger and Google! I keep thinking that I will switch over to WordPress, but haven't had the time... Well maybe now is the time. Sorry everyone, I have a major decision to make before I start following blogs again. I am going to continue to use Blogger until I make that decision, but I am Not going to start following any blogs until I decide to switch over. I Don't want to lose the blogs I follow again.

Stupid Blogger may be more trouble than it's worth.

Any comments on WordPress and the ease of it are greatly appreciated:)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Off The Beaten Path: Christmas Day

LOL! I'm backtracking to Christmas Day because I really wanted to get this picture up and then forgot all about it. It was a very nice afternoon on Christmas, so in-between opening presents and the big dinner get together, me, my son, and a friend of mine, with dogs, headed out for a hike on one of our many back mesa's. We only spent about 2 hours climbing and walking, but this is one of the many pictures I took.

New Mexico is such a beautiful state:) Enjoy!

As in the picture, it's really dry this winter and now it's cold again. I haven't be out on a walk the last few days because of the frigid winds, and my dog has some rough allergies. I can handle walking at 30+ degrees, but 24- is just to cold for me. Is it time to hibernate yet?