Three Blogs I Love

The blogging 101 assignment says to choose 3 blogs I love:

Aileen Hunt lives in Ireland. She is a published author and editor. Her writing is “nonfiction mostly: essays, memoir, prose poetry, and shorter, and more humorous pieces.” She is also exploring ‘flash fiction’: “telling a story in as few words as possible.” Her stories evolve through her own captivating photographs and her poetic words that paint a picture. Aileen’s gift is not just looking, but seeing. In her post: Front Door, she is able to take a ordinary thing, such as: a door knocker and weave a captivating story. I loved her post about bird watching entitled: A Charm of a Day which shows Aileen’s love of nature. I hope you take the time to visit Aileen at:

Kay lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a published author and teacher. She loves: art, nature, hiking and photography. Kay says, “Creativity and nature are at the heart of almost everything I do.” I loved Kay’s post entitled: For A Drop of Water. Her beautiful photographs draw us in and reveal a lovely story about a boy and a lizard. One of the links on Kay’s site is called: Cat Rock Letters. Kay found letters written by her grandfather while he was courting her grandmother. Kay is doing research now about her grandparents and the time they lived in hopes of writing a book. A draft of the book is here: Cat Rock, the First Dance. If you love photography, nature and art, you won’t want to miss Kay’s blog:

Ullis lives in Stockholm. She calls herself an “amateur” photographer, but she is way beyond an amateur. Her stunning photographs revel someone who has a good eye and the ability to capture precious moments in time. One can see Ullis’ great sense of humor in her photos and posts. In one post we see a beautiful flower with a caption that reads: Drama Queen. Her photos make us pause and reflect. I loved: Unladylike Breakfast and easily identified with eating cake for breakfast.  Ullis’ lovely post called: Morning Light reminded me of how I too love waking up before night unfolds into day. Visit Ullis in beautiful Stockholm at:

  12 comments for “Three Blogs I Love

  1. November 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Ellen, thanks for the lovely words. Glad you’re enjoying the blog. Writing it keeps me on my toes. Are you finding that too? So happy you led me to Ullis’ blog. She has a great sense of humour and I’m looking forward to seeing how she progresses. Hoping to learn from her to! Congrats on the Newbie award. Well deserved!


    • November 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      You are welcome!
      I love writing and hope that with time I will grow in that area. I must keep writing and reading… I was checking out your reading link and your stacks of books. I will be looking up some of those titles on Amazon books soon.

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      • November 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

        That’s funny! I was just thinking I need to update that page, but for I’ve been reading a lot of books on the Kindle recently. Hard to take a nice photo of that. 🙂


      • November 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

        Hi Aileen,

        Maybe a glimpse of some book titles? 🙂
        If you had to choose 2 books that you think writers should read, what would they be?

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      • November 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm

        Hi Ellen, let me think about that for a bit. Books have been on my mind this week. Just finished weeding my bookshelves. Big job but glad I tackled it. Everything nice and orderly now. (If only I could get my mind the same!) Think my next post will be about books and reading, with at least two recommendations just for you.:)

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      • November 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

        Hi Aileen,
        A post about books and reading? I can’t wait!
        I look forward to reading it. 🙂


      • November 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm

        Was just thinking I need to update that page, but for some reason, I’ve been reading a lot on my Kindle recently. Hard to stack up ebooks and take a nice photo!


  2. Kim Stafford
    November 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I love Ullis’s ‘A Very Small Fungus’


    • November 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Thank-you for commenting on my blog!
      I love ‘A Very Small Fungus’ too! Ullis makes me laugh every time I read her posts.

      ~ ellen


  3. December 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Ellen, finally got around to writing that post about writing books for you! Hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you’ve any questions.


    • December 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Oh Aileen!
      I love your new post! And I love how your husband is being helpful. 🙂
      Ten titles? How exciting! I am only familiar with one of the books, sad to say. Bird by Bird, but I haven’t read it yet.
      I will add these books to my list of books to read. I’m sure I will have questions. It’s nice to know I will be able to contact you. Thank-you for mentioning my name in your post, you are too kind.
      ~ ellen

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      • December 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        You’re welcome, Ellen. Hope you don’t feel you have to read all those books! I read them in dribs and drabs over a long period. Would be completely confused if I tackled them all together:)


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