Tree Square Challenge – July 28

Becky is the hostess of  Tree Squares Challenge which is almost over.

This giant bird of paradise is outside of a library near me. The tree is so lovely. I once had seven of these in my front yard against my wall. They grew quickly and I was in awe of the black bird flower heads they produced. Once I found out that rats like to nest in the trees, I dug up all the ones in my yard. I put them on the curb for anyone that wanted them. By the next morning they were all taken. So I shall admire the tree, as long as it is not on my property.

One Liner Wednesday

Linda is the hostess of One Liner Wednesday. 
1. Make it one sentence.
2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.
3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.
4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!
5. Have fun!
The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others.


Blogging Insights #2

Tanya is the hostess of Blogging Insights. She has started a new format in which we are asked to respond to a quote. Today’s quote is:

Here is the secret of writing : there is no secret.
— Ralph Fletcher

I personally believe there is no secret to writing. So I agree with the author. I do believe that there are a variety of ways to improve our writing. There are classes, books, groups, seminars, etc. related to writing. But they are not secrets. The more you read and write, the better your writing gets.