Quote for the week: Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. Ray Bradbury
Today is also the second Monday in August, which means it's Ripples in the Inkwell time.
Ripples in the Inkwell #inkripples is a new monthly meme created by Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. They’ll be posting on the second Monday of every month with a new topic. They’re all authors, but you don’t have to be to participate. Simply compose your post using the monthly theme,
grab one of the images, and link back to the three of them. Make sure to use #inkripples when you play along and promote your posts. The idea is that we toss a word, idea, or image into the inkwell and each post is a new ripple. There’s no wrong way to do it! If I can do it, you can too.
August's theme is Dog days/Things that drag you down
The themes for the rest of the year are:
October: Fears/Things That Go Bump in the Night
November: Remembrance /Thankfulness
December: Celebration /Gifts
So, what are things that drag you down, your dog days?
One of mine is the heat. With temperatures in the 100 + range, the only time to go outside and enjoy nature is early morning and late evening.
Another thing is the bugs. The crickets have been awful this year. They're in the house, as well as outside. The grasshoppers too are everywhere. Now I remind myself that they are food for the birds and maybe other critters. But I still don't like them.
Other than that, August isn't so bad. I like the sun still shining at 8:30 PM. I enjoy listening to the quail calling "Bob White, Bob White."
Oops! I'm supposed to be talking about Dog Days. The heat makes me kind of lazy and I put off doing things I should do. A nap sometimes is much better.
Enjoy your Dog Days. There is the autumn to look forward to.