A picture says it all

angry robinMore snow today and it’s cold again. I’m actually out of words for it. No, I have one more — Blah.

On the upside, I heard an eagle screeching mid-afternoon yesterday. The river must have opened in the warm weather. That’s a sure harbinger of spring. It’s been solidly iced over since the polar vortex hit us.

No robins yet, but I also saw red-winged blackbirds in my yard the day before yesterday. The males’ flashy red epaulettes aren’t even feathered out yet. They get here early to start their nests and they have time. Their relationship potential is all about real estate.  When the females arrive later on, they’ll tempt them with prime location.  I’m hoping these fellows know something about the end of the longest winter I can remember.


I’ve temporarily cut back on blogging cleanfor my put-my-life-back-in-order spring cleaning — a project known far and wide as the Annual Purge. Thanks for stopping by even if there isn’t much new to see. I have no time for blogging right now, but the extinct word of the day is updated daily.


Another 100 Things Blogging Challenge! For 100 days, I’ll post something from my chosen topic: Words on the Verge of Extinction. There are 31 entries to come.

Here’s one for today:

Veprecose (adjective 1721)

full of brambles


I’m participating in The Romance Reviews’ Anniversary party. My particular part in the contest is over, but the celebration runs all month long and there are a lot of prizes to be had. See what I have up on my newest satellite blog:


4 Us iconSee what’s happening on the blog today

Check out the newest contest on our website. We have Leprechauns to find! Our March contest will have 5 winners with one Grand Prize Winner: $50 gift card for Amazon/B&N. Other prizes will be split randomly among the remaining 4 winners. http://www.romancebooks4us.com/


all7books-smallLove Waits in Unexpected Places – Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories

Download your copy of my free 1st and 2nd chapter sampler, I write what I’d like to read so my stories are rich in realistic/historically correct dialogue and factual information. My multidimensional characters are the sort you’d welcome into your home to share a cup of tea or a beer. Though I wouldn’t open the door to the villains…


Coming soon~

I’ll be blogging full bore in April with the A to Z Challenge. I’ve started my list already — my topics will cover fascinating aspects from history. I have a healthy sense of wonder. I promise your imagination will fly with mine.

For ten days in April I’ll be in the Authors in Bloom blog hop on one of my satellite blogs. It’s all about showing those many facets authors have outside of their novels. Many years ago, my husband and I led wild foods programs for Chicago’s Field Museum and I’ll be sharing my recipes.



About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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4 Responses to A picture says it all

  1. Ray G says:

    So far the weather has been for the birds. 80 yesterday 70’s today and around 40 tomorrow with possible flurries before it gets that warm. At least the circus won’t be here until next month. In 1980 people were stranded overnight at the circus. To prevent boredom an extra show was put on. Ever since when the circus comes I look for snow.

    • 80s to 40s. If that doesn’t say something is broken, I don’t know what does. My birthday is coming up. I can count on two hands when I’ve seen snow on that day. I have the feeling this year the socks come off!

  2. hey there! i’m jenn, one of tina’s minions for the a to z blog challenge. just wanted to drop by and introduce myself and say welcome to the challenge!

    as for winter… the bluebonnets here in texas are starting to show themselves, which makes me VERY happy.

    • Hi Jenn. I had fun with it last year and looking forward to this one. When I have spare moments I assemble. Right now I have a quarter of my topics sorted out. I’ll be ready. 🙂

      Bluebonnets? I’m envious. Not so much as a snowdrop has made its appearance here.

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