The Eagle Has Landed

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As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. ~~ Helen Keller

So sad and so true. Some quotes leave me a bit in awe. So much packed in so few words.

The eagle in the photo is often sitting on some old dead snags a few miles from home. Sometimes, we’ve even seen two. I find it interesting that, as a young girl, the sight of an eagle was a special occasion. In my memory, I remember only seeing one during my childhood, now I see them quite often. One occasionally flies over our property.  It’s wonderful to know that their numbers are increasing. In fact, a few months ago, we nearly hit one that was feasting on some road kill. We actually heard its wing feathers brush against the truck. It was one of those times you give a silent thank you as you look out the back window and see that it made it to the other side. Things can happen so quickly.

So what’s new on the publishing front?

I’ve a few stories accepted for publication in upcoming anthologies, one to be published in 2016, the other in 2017.  Then of course you all know about the upcoming publication of the sequel to Flying With a Broken Wing in Spring 2017. I expect the edits for this will soon get underway. I really enjoy the editing process. That’s where small miracles happen. I’m quite anxious to meet the editor I’ll be working with, and can hardly wait to see what the cover will look like. Don’t expect to see that for quite some time, though. And it could possibly be the end of the year. In fact, you’ll likely have it long forgotten before I’m ready to have a cover reveal.

Other than that I have a few stories I’m working at and, hopefully, will be submitting somewhere in the not to far future.  That’s if all goes well and no distractions come along. We all know how life has a way of throwing a pickle or two into the mix. As my friend, Gail, would likely agree, it keeps life interesting!

Personally, I prefer baby dill. How about you?  😉

 

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  1. That Hellen Keller quote is so relevant, it sent chills. Good luck with your writing projects. I for one am looking forward to the sequel. The next Amanda book will be out in October. As for pickles, I love my mom’s the best but I also like gherkins.

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  2. Busy-busy. Congratulations on upcoming publications.Wish you much success. ❤
    The year roars forward in 2016 and I feel I'm not making much progress. Life, and feeling overwhelmed is sapping my energy. I shall prod along. 😎
    I love baby dills. My mom used to make the best ones.

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    • Thanks, Tess! I agree, time is going so quickly. I, too, wish I was making better progress. I have too many distractions. Prodding along is better than standing still.I hope you soon get your energy back. I’m hoping we’ll soon get some warm sunny weather, that usually makes me feel like doing things.

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      • We’ had some clammy, hot days in Ontario. The sun always puts a spring in my step. Shall I send some of our weather? I don’t mind sharing. The humidity hasn’t been too constant, thank goodness. 😎

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        • We’ve been using some heat most days, Tess. Lots of damp weather, although the sun is supposed to shine later this week. I can hardly wait!

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        • We’ve had what I call weird weather but thankfully, no thunder nor lightening–maybe not hot enough, long enough. Okay by me. 🙂

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  3. Judi

     /  June 12, 2016

    We see lots of eagles in Scott’s Bay. They have a nest not to far away from our trailer. We can even watch them fed their young, if you time it just right. I don’t like dills of any kind. I know what you’re saying “weird”, who doesn’t like pickles.

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    • You should try and get some photos, Judi! That would be cool! Who? Me? Think someone weird….Now that’s good for a chuckle. 😉

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  4. You know I’m SO looking forward to the sequel!
    Funny, I didn’t think at all you are really talking about pickles. Laura, is there another grandbaby on the way? Life does have its interesting distractions. 😊

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    • Thanks, Lynn. I hope you won’t be disappointed!

      LOL! Actually, a pickle is just another name for what Cammie would call a “racket.” Kind of an inside joke! Nope, no new grand babies on the way that I know of. I hope all is well with you, Lynn.

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  5. Nice photo! Although I’ve only seen one eagle on our property in twenty years here, we’re in an area near where they come through on migration to nest — thousands of them — so I don’t have to go far to get photos. As for pickles, I’m fond of dills … used to eat them whole from the jar as a girl, but these days a slice on a burger suffices.

    Congrats on your various publications. I’m really looking forward to that sequel. 🙂

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    • I would have liked a closer shot, but unfortunately my zoom isn’t so great. Still, it’s nice to see them in our skies. Thanks for the congrats, Carol. I’m pretty anxious to see the sequel in print. It’s a lovely feeling. 😀

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  6. Lovely photography! I like dill spears along with savory chicken salad. Yum, yum!

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