I can't complain we had an easy winter, but I'm thrilled to welcome spring and so gloriously happy to see and hear the arrival of our returning birds!
The ever great protecting eagle won't escape storms as they fear nothing.
"Many times it happens we live our life in chains and we never even know we have the key."
Be a desperado and take those risks you fear.
As an author for children I believe Beverly was their eagle, and her stories will continue on endlessly. For those that read.
In honor of Beverly Cleary, a children's writer, imaginative and clearly she wrote for the enjoyment and betterment of all children. Born in McMinnville, Oregon on April 12, 1916 and died March 25, 2021. She lived a wondrous 104 years.
The next few photos are from a parade (before COVID) in McMinnville, Beverly's birthplace.
Hello from the Tickle Monster, totally friendly critters.
She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.
Honestly, this character of sorts has a wee bit of eagle blood don't you think?
"Words were so puzzling. Present should mean a present, just as attack should mean to stick tacks in people."
Beverly Cleary from Ramona the Pest
If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it.
This is probably my most favorite as well as inspiring quote by Beverly.
"I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there."
Some critters are much, much, oh, ever so much-much
So muchly, much-much more unlucky than you! Dr. Seuss
When you've got critters, than life is better than great!
You get what everybody gets. You get a lifetime. Neil Gaiman
Thanks for your visit. Stay safe and take good care of you.