#IWSG–Happy are those who dream and happier are those who write about it

Here is this month’s (optional) prompt for June: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing? “Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did …

Orchid–#AtoZChallenge

My flower for today is the orchid.  When I went, almost 2 years ago, to Monteverde, Costa Rica, I visited the Orchid Garden there (Jardín de Orquídeas).  We saw many amazing orchids there–so different from the ones they sell here in flower shops or grocery stores.  This painting, for which I used photoshop’s watercolor and …

Lilac–#AtoZChallenge

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.   Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring, Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west, And thought of him I love. by Walt …

Forget Me Not–#AtoZChallenge

Here is a forget me not–a sweet little flower.  It’s message is to take the time to remember those you love–whether they are with you or not.  It’s also an icon used by the Alzheimer’s Society.  There are several people who I loved in my life who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, so the meaning of …

Story #49: Two Princesses, a Prince, Lamb and Red Dragon

Two Princesses, A Prince, Lamb and Red Dragon   Once upon a time, there were two Princesses and a Prince.  They lived in a rainbow palace with their parents, the King and Queen, and with their pets, a little lamb and a red dragon.  The children loved to play in the great garden behind the …