Happy first day of Spring! There’s not a whole lot of things that you can count on these days, but you can always count on spring coming around. I think it’s fantastic that one of the first flowers to bloom after a long, dreary winter is the bright, yellow, happy daffodil.

Spring is all about splashes of color. I love color. That’s why I love this baby, spotted elephant that I spotted at South of the Border in Dillon, South Carolina. He wanted to come home with me, but I had to say, “No. You’re too big to fit in the car.” And besides, I couldn’t take him from his home because if you go to, South of the Border, you can always count on spotting a spotted elephant! South of the Border, is filled with oodles of silly, photo opportunities, not just for kids. Just be sure you have a camera, a camera with a charged battery or at least your battery charger.

When I arrived at South of the Border, I couldn’t wait to get out of the car and start shooting. But, after about five pictures, my battery died. I forgot to charge it and I forgot the charger. So, I had to resort to shopping and eating. If you want to see the baby, spotted elephant and lots of other curious things, check it out. This year they are celebrating their 60th anniversary! South Of The Border ~ America’s Favorite Highway Oasis

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Oh, before I go, if you like trees like I like trees, check out my most recent article in the Fort Mill Times,There go the trees – and the neighborhood | Brain Flurries | Fort Mill Times.

Thanks for stopping by and spending a few moments from your time bank with me!  Until next time, I’m off to see what I can spot on this first day of spring!


I got a round tuit!

I’m so excited to be back here on my blog.  I’ve neglected it.  The entire month of January, I kept saying to myself, “Self.  I truly will post something on my blog, just as soon as I get around to it.”  January flew by.  February was about to fly by. And then… it happened. Finally, in the nick of time, I got a round tuit!  And I have a picture to prove it!

So, now that I’m back, I have a few things to share.  First of all, I’m changing “Word Wednesdays” to “Word Whenever Days” because you never know when you’ll discover a new word.  And sometimes, you just can’t wait to share the excitement.

Also, here is my link to my latest article.  I hope you had a fantastic, Valentines Day filled with lots of laughter and chocolate.

And  in case you haven’t heard, my favorite author, Kate DiCamillo was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 -2015.   The theme for this year is, Stories Connect Us.  Here is the link to read more.

Notice at the bottom it says, Request Ambassador Appearance.  Yes, there is a form to complete but, OH MY GOSH!!!!!  How cool would that be!!!!  Let me know if she is coming to your town, I won’t be far behind!!  I just reread her book, Because of Winn Dixie, and I’m convinced that if everyone would read that book, the world would be a better place.  Thank you, Kate DiCamillo for your stories.

Whew! I’m glad I finally got  a round tuit!  If you are in need of one, I hope you find one.  I’d share mine, but one never knows when they’ll desperately need to get a round tuit!