Wildlife Greetings

Todays Inspiration
Main Feature Image – Hemp Agrimony

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it. Sauté it. Whatever. MAKE.” 

Joss Whedon

Wildlife Greetings – Season 4 – Directory

Music – Backyard Party


In the yellowing autumnal wood,
A fairy spilled glitter hither and yon,
Gilding the floor with an amber glow,
While a demon watched from a bluff,
Desiring that gold dust for his own.
He ran to her with a greedy flush,
Swiping the magic from her hands;
He hissed at her with a raspy breath
To chant the spell to transfer wealth.
Faithfully, she obeyed his command
And turned him into a golden leaf;
The cold wind blew in from the north–
Soon the leaf was tattered and torn.
You are safe now dear soothed the trees,
As the fairy cried in her winter den,
She had already forgotten the evil one,
Mourning the leaf that might have been.

©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II

If you would like to submit a poem that you have written, an ode, or an observation and would like to see it displayed in either the Wildlife Greetings or Lasting thoughts of the Day series, please do feel free to drop me an email with your name and blog and l will include it.

Rory Matier
The Autistic Composter


Hemp Agrimony

Cuppa Community Chat

image above property of Kristian Weigman
Today’s Cuppa is with Kristian from Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table

I started my blog back in 2015 when my mother was dying. The first post I wrote was about my acceptance of knowing my mother had reached the end stages of her life. I feel things deeply, and expressing them through the written language is beautiful and cathartic.

I titled it Life Lessons From Around The Dinner Table because I come from a long line of great cooks, and the best conversations always take place around the dinner table.

It’s inevitable; when you get a group of people together for a delicious meal, people are bound to express themselves more freely because they are in a joyous state. That’s what my goals are with this blog. It’s my digital dinner table.
Image above Pixabay
What inspires you the most, and are there subjects you write about more than others?

Many things inspire me, but I think love and sunsets inspire me the most. The subjects I tend to write about more than others are love and pain. I have learned to appreciate both in my life, for both have taught me how to live.

What do you do for relaxation?

My absolute favorite way to relax is to have my hair washed and played with. Since it happens so infrequently, my current go-to form of relaxation is soaking in a bubble bath. I like to light some candles, turn on some easy-listening music, partake in some cannabis, and turn my brain off for a bit.

When did you start writing poetry, and what influenced your writing the most?

I started writing poetry as a child. I don’t recall the exact age, but if I had to guess, I would say I was around ten. I had recently lost my grandmother, who was my best friend. I quickly learned how cathartic putting my feelings on paper was.

What is your favourite flower?

I have a hard time picking only one favorite, so I like to do a Mount Rushmore of favorites. My Mount Rushmore of flowers are dahlias, orchids, sunflowers, and tea roses.

When did you first discover your love for writing?

I discovered my love for writing around the age of five. My mom used to leave scrap pieces of paper lying by the phone to take notes, write important messages, or doodle. I was constantly taking some to write down thoughts and ideas. My mom took note (no pun intended) of this and bought me a journal. I started filling journals with stories and my feelings and opinions.

What food can you not live without?

Cheese! I love cheese. I would be despondent if I had to give it up for some reason. Cheese and apples are my favorite snack! Well, cheese and apples, and white cheddar popcorn.

Do you have a signature dish you enjoy creating for friends and family? What is it?

Yes, Shepherd’s Pie. I make a mean Shepherd’s Pie, which is the dish I get the most requests to make.

A book you could read over and over and why?

The Velveteen Rabbit. It was the first book I read as a young child, and it made me realize I wanted to be a writer. I find that every time I read it, I find something that resonates with me. It is technically a children’s book, but it has some advice adults could be wise to adhere to.

 Do you prefer to be in the garden, the kitchen, or somewhere else in or out of your house, and where?

I prefer to be in the kitchen. The kitchen is my happy place. I love to turn up the music and sip a glass of wine while I cook. It is one of my favorite things. I also love sitting on my front porch, especially during the early morning hours, watching the sunrise or during a thunderstorm.
There we go folks, l hope you enjoyed this morning’s Community Chat with Kristian as much l did. Until the next time.

We both wish you a great day ahead.

Introducing the new mini-interview series “Cuppa Community Chat’.

9 Lifestyle orientated questions with a leaning also towards your blog genre will be asked of you and appear in the Wildlife Greetings series published Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings at 06.55 am GMT.

If this appeals let me know below or alternatively email me direct your interest to theautisticcomposter@gmail.com with CCC as the title.

Many thanks.
Rory Matier

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12 thoughts on “Wildlife Greetings

  1. Paula’s poem is beautiful and I enjoyed Kristian’s interview. I’ve forgotten some of the books I read and I am glad Kristian and Paula mentioned The Velveteen Rabbit because I loved it too.

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