Xingfu means blessed.

Originally posted on XingfuMama:
Xingfu means happy and blessed in Chinese. Even though 2014, the year I started this blog, was a busy and, at times, difficult year that is the word I thought of for this space. Mama not because I have many children but because I seem to fall into a caregiving role.…

Back To Fall

Originally posted on Writer's Treasure Chest:
As soon as it’s November the pumpkins will be gone the skeletons are in the attic free of ghosts is our lawn. ** For a moment there is silence in peace, our life can stay for just one small and little moment before the next big holiday. **…

Trick And Treat

Originally posted on Evil Squirrel's Nest:
Good squirrel, bad squirrel. It just wouldn’t be Halloween on The Nest without a brand new, freshly carved Squirrel O’Lantern!  This year, the good pumpkins sold out way faster than expected, and by early last week when I normally buy my pumpkin each year, they were already long…

Pinnacle of Sadness

Originally posted on cosistories:
He found her standing alone on a pinnacle of sadness. There was no breeze. Her blue dress hung down in straight lines. Her white stockings had seen better days. Her white pinafore was gone to points unknown. She had chopped her blonde hair to shoulder length, but the ends were uneven…

5th Halloween-Poem Contest – Jury introduction – and Start Up

Originally posted on Writer's Treasure Chest:
Picture courtesy of: http://preventioncdnndg.org/ ****************************************************************************** JURY: I am honored to announce that the following authors have agreed to participate as judges in the jury who will decide on the winners of the contest: Author Raymond Walker Author Sherry Perkins Author A. J. Alexander Thank you, authors, for your…

Welcome to Cole Manor

Originally posted on Cats of Cole Manor:
This site is dedicated to three of the most interesting cats I’ve ever met! Joey, Simon, and Beatriz! As I continue to reside at Cole Manor, I endeavor to chronicle their lives in all their splendor! This is Simon Eugene Banks (pronounced Bonks) the Third resting in the…

“Giant Redwood Trees of California” by Albert Bierstadt: Sublime Art, The American Frontier, and The History of Redwood Trees

Originally posted on NATURE MEETS MIND:
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO, PLANTS AND ANIMALS WERE PEOPLE. So the Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok story goes. One of those was Coyote, who made the world from the Sonoma Mountaintop. The elders of Coyote’s village became giant redwood trees, and they were coloured blood-red to remind everyone…