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Notable Quotes Part One #pinterest #quotes #Canada150


Happy Canada Day all you Canadians. Today our country is 150 yrs old. This may seem a small number to some if you, especially in Europe. But to us it’s pretty awesome! 🇨🇦🎈🎉🎂🥃❤️
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Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: Poem – Italian Sonnet “The Rooster’s Year” #amwriting #poetry #flashfiction #BellLetsTalk


Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.

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Lunar New Year, this January coming, 

Falls on the twenty-eighth; each year changing. 

Two-days short each month, calendar arranged, 

Every now and then, extra month added some —

Years; sweeping out the bad luck, bring income —

Of good luck for the Rooster’s year; detained

With bad luck being born in Rooster’s year same. 

Chinese all celebrate — dragons welcome. 

Say Rooster’s confident, hardworking, honest

People’s person; then, firecrackers light —

Sky with brilliant red, ends old year; promises, 

Year of luck, decorated scarlet; fond —

Kids gifted with cash; all enjoy the night, 

Dragons, food, and firecrackers delight

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See: “When Is Chinese New Year 2017? How to Celebrate and What the Year of the Rooster will Mean” by Mickey Smith 

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My Thoughts, Writing

Echos of My Neighbourhood: Snow and Orchids


 

Front Land Winter by Amanda Eifert

Where I live, snow and cold is to be expected about eight months of the year. We have had an unusually warm Fall and Winter this year in Edmonton, Alberta. January is midway through and we only received our first -20 degrees Celsius last week. It feels cold at first when you’re not used to the cold but after a few days out -20 degrees Celsius doesn’t seem horrible. 

It’s February I’m worried about. We usually get atleast a few days of -30 degree Celsius weather and we haven’t yet. Not to mention, the snow so far has all been light and fluffy. You can see in the picture how it only sits on the trees without weighing then down. Heavy snow will arrive too making it difficult to shovel walks and driveways. Also, it makes driving more difficult. But right now I’m happy with the beautiful snow we have and how bright it is with the sun reflecting off the snow.
 

Orchid by Amanda. Eifert

I have mixed feelings about how this particular plant. I like it because it it is a beautiful orchid. It is a living plant growing despite Winter outside. This is the second time it has bloomed. My mixed feelings come in because I received the orchid from my ex this summer in hospital. It was a thoughtful gift from my boyfriend at the time. I said I’d never been given any flowers so he bought me this orchid. But he is my ex so I have to consciously tell myself I cannot throw the pretty plant out into the cold to die. He keeps texting me, wanting to get back together. I wish he’d stop. I try to tell him, I’ve moved on but he doesn’t understand that. So, yes I definitely have confused feelings about this orchid.

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Thanks to Jacqueline from A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales for hosting Echos of My Neighbourhood. 
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