“This is harder than I thought it would be.” Photo taken in Holland Park, London
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
That’s a long way up (and down)!
Yes. and they show no fear.
Did you climb up to save him?? 🙂
Of course! Good thing I had my rabies shots. But I don’t think they have rabies here.
Just how many shots did you have to get for the upcoming trip?
none for this one. But when I went to Africa I had to get a lot. Rabies alone is three shots over a period of time. I think one day I got 4 or 5 shots in one arm. I didn’t feel well that night.
Wow, I’m surprised. I thought you would have had to get some. Phewwww! 🙂
I’m still up to date with my shots. Had to take pills for typhoid and will take malaria pills while there. One of my shots, can’t remember which one is good for 30 years. That’s my favorite one.
Ok, now I get it. It’s not that you don’t need shots to go there – it’s just that yours are up to date. Sorry, I’m a little slow :).
No worries, when the doctor said I didn’t need any I started to argue. Then I realized that I was actually asking for shots. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate needles. I used to have to get blood tests done a lot and oh man, every time people would have to give me pep talks.
Looks like the trees around here =)
Really? I haven’t been to your neck of the woods.
So you have them over there, too!
Awww…that’s really cute! At our previous home, there was a squirrel that would taunt our dog. Have the squirrels you’ve seen done that to Miles?
We have a couple of squirrels at our current home that just fly through the trees. They are fun to watch, and even more fun to watch them fly over to us (ok, I guess they don’t fly, but they can jump really far) when we hold out a peanut.
The squirrels hate Miles. The only reason I was able to get this photo was because Miles was at home taking a nap. Once they see Miles they start yelling and then run off. Maybe I need to carry peanuts with me.
Wonderful tree and great colour of the sky! 🙂
The blue sky was great that day. Today is cloudy 😦
so lovely pose you captured. Thanks and Love, nia
Almost did not see the squirrel!
I heard him before I saw him.
Gambare little guy!!
Hope he didn’t fall down like one of Indonesian proses, No matter how good a squirrel can jump one day he will fall
This time he was safe. I have seen a squirrel fall before, but he got right back up and climbed the tree. Love the proverb. I also like the Japanese proverb: Even monkeys fall from trees.
I have heard of that too. I think they both have the same meaning
I agree. Not sure which one I prefer.
A squirrel can scamper up so high and fearlessly because it is genetically wired to survive if it falls 9 out of 10 times. What could we learn from this?
Only fall nine times 🙂
Could you visualise yourself as a squirrel with this knowledge? What would you do then?
From what I’ve observed about squirrels they have no fear. And if they fall, they try again
So what could be our learning from such behaviour?
Keep trying no matter what the obstacle
I love your perspective. God bless!
Thanks. I’m curious about your answer to your question.
Difficult to answer dispassionately now as anything I think would be coloured by your responses. But I guess I would have followed the direction of your thought….:)
Thanks for the honesty.
Those squirrels are tricky little critters. Thanks for the like of “Quarter Moon Meets Feisty Cloud”.
They are clever. I love watching them.
I think I have been in the same sort of fix…….:-)
Ah yes I can relate as well. Lots of obstacles in life.
they are amazing problem solvers. no matter how “squirrel proof” a birdfeeder is, they find away to empty it.
You can’t stop them