One paper heart
trimmed in frilly,
of a sweet,
Once it’s notched, drawn, and trained on a specific bullseye,
Cupid first blows a kiss, and then lets it fly ~
Has my hunky cherub poked your curiosity to continue reading? It wouldn’t be the first time for Continue reading →
After the last bout of rainfall, Black Angus dot a green Sonoma county field at the edge of the San Pablo Wildlife Refuge. A short distance further, a most curious structure looms in the vast marshland on the east side of California Highway 37 between Sears Point and Mare Island. The structure is familiar; its location is baffling. Continue reading →
‘Tis often the time of year
my inner grinch hangs about
But this time ’tis different
I’ve news of a new sprout
T’was the night of his birth…
not that blessed one.
The he here is Theo,
the first Weidner grandson.
The first of two grandchildren,
But that’s an announcement for another time
Since it’s not in me right now
To work on my meter and rhyme.
And in the interest of not keeping you
from your week of holiday celebrations
I’ll leave you with these photos
and Continue reading →
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Tagged 'twas poem, adventure, BIG BEAR AND LITTLE FISH by Sandra Nickel and Il Sung Na, children's picture books, Christmas 2022, dogs in Christmas pjs, Donna Lambo-Weidner, Donna Weidner, Nightmare Before Christmas pjs, ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA by Jim Averbeck and Yasmeen Ismail, TWO MANY BIRDS by Cindy Derby
The moon is a waxing crescent tonight. It’s the kind of silver sliver that makes me want to lasso the tip, reel it in, swing my leg over it and…
go for a ride.
No rocket fuel necessary.
Propulsion powered by imagination, curiosity, and a passion for exploration.
A map? Who needs charts, data, and calculations?
Intention is my guide, my navigation tool.
Where to? Continue reading →
Posted in ADVENTURES, PONDERINGS, TRAVEL/PHOTO Themes
Tagged adventure, ariel photos, Ben Hiant, Callanish Standing Stones, crescent moon, Donna Lambo-Weidner, Donna Weidner, Freedom Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Greenland, Ittoqqortoormiit, Lana'i, Suisun Valley, Taj Mahal
‘Tis All Hallows’ Eve and in true scary fashion,
the wind is a’ howlin’ with fury and passion.
The moon’s begun waning, but still lights the way,
for our loved ones who’ve passed to the ‘other side’ of the bay.
Up from the floorboards, through ceilings and walls,
they knock on the windows and shriek down the halls.
There’s laughing, and singing, and regular howls;
if we didn’t know better, it might clench our bowels.
‘Tis their annual visit. They Continue reading →
Was it sunlight twinkling in the steaming emerald canopy that whet your curiosity before
the steady downpour that urged you to soar
above the fragrant jungle floor?
Was it afterwards,
when you took flight and came to alight upon a bushy
frond laden branch
to plot your breakfast route Continue reading →
Posted in ADVENTURES, AWESOME PEOPLE, POEMS, PONDERINGS, TRAVEL/PHOTO Themes, VIEW FROM MY SOAP BOX
Tagged adventure, Donna Lambo-Weidner, parrot feathers, poaching exotic birds, sounds from the rainforest, The Amazon Rainforest
Where does the time go?
Not only has it been forty-one years since I and ‘Mr. Man’ (as my kids lovingly refer to their father) tied the knot, but an entire year, that’s three-hundred-sixty-five-and-a-quarter days, has flown by since the triple decker sandwich of special events we celebrated last fall in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Predicated on the postponement of our eldest son’s 2020 wedding, Mr. Man and I headed south a few days earlier to celebrate
Talk about the rocket ship of flying time…40 years? How is that even possible? But Continue reading →
Posted in ADVENTURES, EVENTS, FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, TRAVEL/PHOTO Themes
Tagged anniversary, Arch of Cabo San Lucas, Beth Terrill at NorthSouth Books, Cabo San Lucas, Clay Austin Photography, Donna Lambo-Weidner, Donna Weidner, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, Los Cabos, Los Tamarindos, Stephen Fraser, wedding adventure
There’s a first time for everything…a baby’s first step, first smile, first word. A child’s first day of school, first best friend, first date. A first love, first heartbreak, first…you name it and there’s a first for it.
Sometimes that first inspires laughter.
Sometimes it invokes a waterfall of tears.
Sometimes it conjures up a feeling of…well…have a look… Continue reading →
There are times in life when we are faced with, at least what we perceive to be, an insurmountable obstacle preventing us from attaining a specific goal. We hit a brick wall and see no way forward. We moan. We blame. We stomp. We scream. We hem and haw, throw our hands up in disgust and walk away, only to never know the joy we might have experienced had we refocused our intention, dug in, and powered thru…
much like our tenacious furry neighbor, Sugar, did today. And who knows? In Continue reading →
Posted in ADVENTURES, ANCIENT WISDOM and TEACHINGS, FAMILY, HUMOR, PONDERINGS
Tagged breakthrough moments, Donna Lambo-Weidner, Donna Weidner, nature's life lessons, overcoming obstacles, pet adventures, pet's life lessons
Beth Terrill at NorthSouth Books and Elena Rittinghausen at NordSüd Verlag have bought world rights to
There Are No Dragons in This Book, a debut picture book by Donna Weidner (l.), illustrated by Carla Haslbauer, about a dragon explaining to readers that there are no actual dragons in the book… except for him. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Stephen Fraser at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency represented the author, and the illustrator was unagented.
Posted in ADVENTURES, Donna Lambo-Weidner Books, EVENTS, VIEW FROM MY SOAP BOX, WRITING CHALLENGES
Tagged adventure in writing, agent Stephen Fraser, Beth Terrill at NorthSouth Books, Carla Haslbauer, Debut Picture Book, Donna Lambo-Weidner, Donna Weidner, Elena Rittinghausen at NordSüd Verlag, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, Publishers Weekly, There Are No Dragons In This Book