house finch


Dad Tom took this photo of a male, baby house finch in our back yard. When I saw it, I decided it would make a great background for a Spark. I looked for something about new beginnings but didn’t find anything that “spoke” to me. I found this quote about joy and thought it appropriate. Life is good and improving daily with individuals getting COVID vaccines and our communities opening up a bit more.

Our Spark today comes from Marianne Deborah Williamson. She currently is a columnist for Newsweek magazine. She was hired shortly after suspending her 2020 campaign for the democratic nomination for U.S. President. Williamson is an American author of 13 books. She has received national attention as a result of her frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was known as Oprah’s spiritual adviser. You can find out more about her on Wikipedia.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks,“I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world.”

Awww Mondays

Our little finch friend is participating in the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. To join him click on the badge below.


The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky


Your favorite, fun-loving tabbies will be sharing another of their adventures tomorrow. Stinky hasn’t given me any clues as to what they’ll be doing, so you’ll need to stop by to check it out for yourselves.