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Y is for Yard, Yes, and Yesterday

Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 29, 2016


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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “Y is for Yard, Yes, and Yesterday” by Linda Martin Andersen

This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z.  I’m excited about trying something new.  I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.

Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge.  There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Y is for Yard

In an earlier post, I wrote about an experience in my back yard.  An elm leaf was suspended in the air and twirled in the breeze–one of nature’s windsocks.  I am thankful for all I see out our window.  I am also thankful for the wide open space and for the wildlife that visits too.

Check out the photos below and earlier posts about them.  I hope you enjoy them.

Tell about some of your pleasant experiences in the yard.

 

Copyright 2015 Linda Martin Andersen

Copyright 2015 Linda Martin Andersen

https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/where-are-you-hanging-out-this-summer/

Copyright 2015 Linda Martin Andersen

Copyright 2015 Linda Martin Andersen

https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/its-show-and-tell-friday/

Photo by Jim Martin. Copyright.

Photo by Jim Martin. Copyright.

https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/jump-back-jack/

 

Y is for Yes

Are you a writer and hoping for an acceptance from an editor or agent and rejections show up instead?  Stick with it.  Your “Yes” is out there somewhere.  It might be closer than you think.  See…

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

 Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Your job is to keep writing, polishing your work, and submitting it.  Find your “Yes.”

Y is for Yesterday

Do you like collecting antiques and reading old diaries?  Do you like history and nonfiction?  Do you enjoy visiting museums and touring old homes.  Do you enjoy looking at old photographs.  Is “yesterday” or history something you want to know more about?  Do you read historical fiction?

Which interests you most:  yesterday, today, or tomorrow?  Why? How will this guide your search for books to read?  Do you enjoy a variety or are you drawn to a specific genre or time period?

Some of my first independent readings were biographies.  Have you read any lately?

What “Y” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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13 Responses to “Y is for Yard, Yes, and Yesterday”

  1. Dear Linda,
    I love all of your “Yes” words!
    Great positive messages!

    Love, Joan

  2. The Yeti yielded to the yak as she headed toward the bright yellow lemon, but the yegg stole the fruit out of the safe before anyone could reach for it’s yummy goodness. Yes, word play is indeed fun!
    I wish I knew how to upload pictures so I could show you our back yard after a Maryland blizzard in 2003. The snow is 2/3rds the way up the four foot fence. If the snow could support his weight, our dog could have almost stepped over the top of the fence. I had to shovel a path on our front deck, so I could fill the bird feeder.
    And tomorrow zeros in on the last day. What a fun month, Linda. Thanks..

    • Sarah, wow, you’ve got this word play down to a science. I’m impressed. Sorry the yellow lemon wasn’t there for the taking.

      Your description of the snow and your determination to feed the birds painted a perfect picture. No camera necessary.

      See you tomorrow at the playground! You deserve a gold star for your participation.

  3. In my own words said

    Our yard backs up to a creek so although we’re “in town,” we get lots of wildlife coming through our yard. We have a fox family and den in the foresty part of our property to the left of the backyard. We’ve also seen bald eagles, barred owls, turkey vultures, huge turtles, raccoons, opossums, deer and coyotes. We also have a resident groundhog under our deck. It’s really fun to look out our kitchen or living room window and see all the green this time of year. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Yay, we made it! I hope we keep in touch! http://www.dianeweidenbenner.com

    • Wow, you really do have the perfect property within the city limits. Great view of wildlife, with lots of variety. I hope we cross paths often after things close out here on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

  4. Linda, love all the positive yes’s I can tell you had fun typing them all. I like sitting in the back “yard” listening and watching the wildlife enjoy the yard too. I like things of yesterday, but enjoy today and wonder what’s coming tomorrow … I know the letter Z. 😃🙃

    • Tracy,
      I’m glad to hear that you get to enjoy wildlife in your back “yard” too. I agree that yesterday, today, and tomorrow are all good. And yes, the letter “Z” is tomorrow–today now. 😉 Thanks for playing along throughout this series. I have loved having you here.

    • Tracy, I have to admit typing and copying “Yes” line after line was so fun! Surely there’s one coming my way soon!

  5. Oops. I missed this one Yesterday. Y is also for YOU. A fun blogger and friend.

  6. Bee Halton said

    I do even though I try not to live in yesterday 😉

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