• What I Liked in August EclecticEvelyn.com
    Life,  Pets

    What I Liked in August: Pets and People Edition

    Hello, September! It’s time to share my favorites from Instagram for August. I always have such a hard time narrowing it down to a manageable amount of posts that I like so I have decided to do a theme this month. Every Instagram post either features an animal or a person.  I hope you enjoy! Are you following me on Instagram? Why Not? Follow me here   https://www.instagram.com/p/BYFGeVXHh3G/ #latenight #biglittlelies #bingewatching with my buddy #cat loves him some good drama. #nightphotography #petsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #animalphotography #excellentshow A post shared by Nicki Burgess (@nickiburgessphotos) on Aug 20, 2017 at 12:39pm PDT Billy still loves his reflective magazine. #catsofinstagram A post shared by…

  • When EclecticEvelyn.com

    When #SoCS

    “When I see you smile” This lyric is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw today’s prompt. Back when music was great and our hair was big. Maybe, I’m partial because that happened to be when I was a teenager.  Am I aging myself? Oh, well, I will get over it. I am a woman of a certain age and when you become a certain age, you should be proud because as they say, the alternative is worse. When, if, if and when. If means it might but when means it will. If I go to the store, leaves it up in the air about whether I…

  • Should She Stay or Should She Go? EclecticEvelyn.com

    Should She Stay or Should She Go?

    For those of you who read my blog, you know I like to do these little vignettes or scenes as a writing exercise. I like to share them and get your input.  Here is one I did for today.   It was a hoarder’s paradise. From the open door, she saw piles of trash and what appeared to be animal carcasses. She also saw that needles littered the floor. Was this a shooting gallery or a taxidermy shop? Exactly what had she stumbled into? As she peered through the cavernous darkness of the abandoned house she noticed a faint red light in the distance. It wasn’t a steady beam, more…

  • Songs that Make You Happy EclecticEvelyn.com
    Health & Wellness

    7 Songs That Make You Feel Happy

    I find that music has the power to change my mood.  If I am sad I can listen to certain music and I am instantly happy.  This music seems to transcend time and genre. It’s the kind of music that gets your toes tapping.     It just makes you feel happy. As they used to say on American Bandstand       Here are a few songs that make me happy. Here is my Happy Playlist if you want to listen to more. What songs make you fell happy? Let me know in the comments and I might add them to the playlist.

  • Favorites in May EclecticEvelyn.com

    Favorites in May

    Its really hard to narrow it down but here are 15 of my favorite photographs I found on Instagram during the month of May.  Show them some love and follow the ones that interest you.  For many, it’s all about networking and building that following so reach out and you may gain a new follower along the way. For me, I just love beauty I see in the photographs.     https://www.instagram.com/p/BUxARQFlJZj/   Filming in Braxton County, WV A post shared by Jon Matthews (@jonmatthewswv) on May 30, 2017 at 3:12pm PDT   Landscape: "Storm over Ha Ho No Geh" • Navajo Lands, AZ. One of the coolest things I…

  • M #AtoZChallenge EclecticEvelyn.com

    M is for Morrison

    Newborn Awakening Gently they stir, gently rise. The dead are newborn awakening. With ravaged limbs and wet souls. Gently they sigh in rapt funeral amazement. Who called these dead to dance? Was it the young woman learning to play the ghost song on her baby grand? Was it the wilderness children? Was it the ghost god himself, stuttering, cheering, chatting blindly? I called you up to anoint the earth. I called you to announce sadness falling like burned skin. I called you to wish you well. To glory in self like a new monster. And now I call you to pray.     Jim Morrison is best known as the…

  • F #AtoZChallenge EclecticEvelyn.com

    F for Floetry

    Floetry was the marriage of poetry and music. Floetry united the lyricism of song with the lyricism of spoken word to create something amazing and inspirational. Floetry introduced spoken word poetry to a wider audience. Natalie Stewart, a slam champion and a founding member of the performance poetry group 3 Plus 1 which was rising to critical acclaim throughout London, Birmingham, and Manchester, invited Marsha Ambrosius to join her on stage to perform at a spoken word night, where they debuted a piece called Fantasize. Floetry was born.   Floetry released two albums, Floetic (2002) and Flo’Ology (2005) and a live DVD Floacism (2003). They received 7 Grammy nominations, a…