A View Of A Princess’s Life

Hi there! Camilla decided that I write a blogpost on whatever I like once a week. You’re about to enter a princess’s life at her birth.

There once lived Queen Lilliana and King Topaz who yearned to have a child (specifically a daughter). One day later, the Queen had a baby girl and the King and the Queen were very happy. They had a christening/baby shower/ party and everyone in the kingdom came.

Everyone watched the queen name the baby. The queen had selected Melody as her name. When Melody was one year old, she talked like a princess should.

She was 3, when she learned to walk like a princess. She was 5 when she was crowned. She began to study at age 7. She got a new bed at 9 years old.

She started washing her hair at 11 years old. She started brushing her hair at 13 years old. She started getting dressed at age 15. She then started liking young princes at school during her 16th year.

She started getting boyfriends in her 17th year. She started dates with boys in her 18th year. She found the perfect boy to marry in her 19th year. She planned the wedding in her 20th year.

She got married in her 21st year. She had babies in her 22nd year. In the 23rd year, she went to work.

In her 24th year, her husband died. In her 25th year, she became ill. In her 26th year, she died but her parents still remember her.

So to remember her, they built a statue, made a speech, a museum, some art, some pictures and some books. Her parents died shortly after all that was done. Her children took place of the throne.

Nobody forgot her. So when they died, they joined her so she didn’t get lonely.

There’s a lesson and the lesson is you should always honor someone after they die especially if that person is special.

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I got this photo at eBay.com but specifically http://www.googleimages.com/.

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Books I Recommend: A Place Where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai

Hi there! This is the 19th book recomendation.

1. A Place Where Sunflowers Growby Amy Lee-Tai
2. The Quilt Storyby Tony Johnston & Tomie dePaola
3. That Book Womanby Heather Henson
4. Everything New Under the Sunby Anne Mazer
5. Dumpling Daysby Grace Lin
6. Bailey the Babysitter Fairyby Daisy Meadows
7. Blue Jasmineby Kashmira Sheth
8. Addison the April Fool’s Day Fairyby Daisy Meadows
9. The Prayer of Jabez for Kidsby Bruce Wilkinson
10. Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine
11. All That Glitters Isn’t Goldby Anne Mazer
12. The New Year Dragon Dilemmaby Ron Roy
13. Caroline and Her Sisterby Maria D. Wilkes
14. Little House by Boston Bayby Melissa Wiley
15. House Of Happiness by Neil Phillips
16. Red Butterflyby A.L. Sonnichsen
17. Greenby Laura Peyton Roberts
18. Brookfield Daysby Maria D. Wilkes
19. Is Everyone Moonburned but Me?by Stella Pevsner
20. Flamingoes by Melissa Gish
21. Birds by Dominic Couzens
22. A Kid’s First Book of Birdwatchingby Scott Weidensaul
23. Little Town on the Prairieby Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Latest News: Song Sparrows

Hi there! My mother, Camilla, suggested that I write a series of posts about birds on my blog since I’ve been talking about them and learning about them. Please let me know if you have any bird books, CDs, or a website you’d recommend! Here is the part about Song Sparrows.

Song Sparrows are medium-sized and fairly bulky sparrows. For a sparrow, the bill is short and stout and the head fairly rounded. The tail is long and rounded, and the wings are broad. Song Sparrows are medium-sized and fairly bulky sparrows. For a sparrow, the bill is short and stout and the head fairly rounded.

The tail is long and rounded, and the wings are broad. Song Sparrows flit through dense, low vegetation or low branches, occasionally moving onto open ground after food. Flights are short and fluttering, with a characteristic downward pumping of the tail. Male Song Sparrows sing from exposed perches such as small trees. Look for Song Sparrows in almost any open habitat, like marsh edges, overgrown fields, backyards, desert washes, and forest edges.

Song Sparrows often visit bird feeders and build nests in human areas. Song Sparrows mostly find food in forages that are on the ground, sometimes scratching in the soil to turn up items. Also, sometimes forages in very shallow water (fractions of an inch deep) and up into shrubs and trees. They will come to bird feeders placed close to good protection.

The female song sparrow usually lays 4, often lays 3 to 5, rarely lays 2 to 6. The eggs are pale greenish white, heavily spotted with reddish brown. Incubation is obviously by female only, about 12 to 14 days long. Young: Both parents feed the nestlings. Young regularly leave the nest about 10 to 12 days after hatching, and remain with their parents about another 3 weeks.

They mainly insects and seeds. They eat many insects, especially in the summer, including beetles, grasshoppers, caterpillars, ants, wasps, and many others, also spiders. They eat heavily on seeds, especially in the winter, mainly the seeds of grasses and weeds. Birds in coastal marshes and on islands also feed on small crustaceans and mollusks, perhaps very rarely on small fish.

Males often defend only small nesting territories, so high densities of Song Sparrows may be present in good habitat. In courtship, male may chase female; may perform fluttering flight among the bushes with neck outstretched and head held high. Nest site varies, usually on ground under clump of grass or shrub, or less than 4′ above the ground, sometimes up to 10′ or higher. Raised sites may be in shrubs, low trees, or marsh vegetation, often above water. Rarely nests in cavities in trees. Nest (built mostly or entirely by female) is an open cup of weeds, grass, leaves, strips of bark, lined with fine grass, rootlets, animal hair.

The song swallow is present all year in many parts of the USA, but birds from northern interior move south to southern United States or extreme northern Mexico in the winter.

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Sources I Used:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mountain_Bluebird/id

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/mountain-bluebird

http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/mountainbluebird.htm

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/idaho/state-bird/mountain-bluebird

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/581/overview/Mountain_Bluebird.aspx

http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/infocenter/i7680id.html

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/california_quail/id

http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/californiaquail.htm

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/california-quail

http://dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov/rsgis2/search/Display.asp?FlNm=callcali

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Tree_Sparrow/id

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/american-tree-sparrow

http://birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/american_tree_sparrow

http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Spizella_arborea/

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Song_Sparrow/id

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/song-sparrow

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Books I Recommend: The Final Battle…For Now by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Hi there! This is the 18th book recommendation!

1. The Final Battle…for Nowby Lauren Baratz-Logsted
2. Hailey Twitch and the Great Teacher Switchby Lauren Barnholdt
3. Lost and Foundby Andrew Clements
4. Hailey Twitch and the Campground Itchby Lauren Barnholdt
5. Ibby’s Magic Weekendby Heather Dyer
6. Mary Mae and the Gospel Truthby Sandra Dutton
7. The Littles and the Big Stormby John Peterson
8. Aloha, Kanani!by Lisa Yee
9. Felicity’s Short Story Collectionby Valerie Tripp
10. Molly Marches onby Valerie Tripp
11. Kaya’s Short Story Collectionby Janet Shaw
12. Caddy’s Worldby Hilary McKay
13. The Quigleys Not for Saleby Simon Mason
14. The Quigleys in a Spinby Simon Mason
15. Saffy’s Angelby Hilary McKay
16. Sixth-Grade Glommers, Norks, and Meby Liza Papademetriou
17. Sheila Rae, the Braveby Kevin Henkes
18. Hair in Funny Placesby Bobette Cole
19. The Harmonicaby Tony Johnston
20. The Barn Owlsby Tony Johnston
21. Buffalo Girlsby Bobette McCarthy
22. The Little Piano Girlby Ann Ingalls & Maryann Macdonald

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A Realistic World Beyond Your Eyes

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Illustration by Lillian Darnell – 2015

Hi there, everyone! Please note that the words are in English. You’re about to enter a realistic world that will pull you inside the realistic world which is called Cinnamon Extraordinary Planet.

“Mother, where are my cinnamon scented dresses?” asked a 10 cinnamon cakes old girl (which is 15 years old in earth years). “Campari, sorry but I just put them in a wet donut roll (a washer) and won’t be done until its dry.” answered Mother as she applied lipstick on her lips.

“Oh fine, do I have to wear cinnamon shirts?” asked Campari as she pouted around the cinnamon room.

“Oh, hi there! I didn’t see you come in! My name is Campari. My mother mentioned it earlier. My mother’s name is Sweet Cinnamon Dazzle although she likes going by SCD or Mother. I have a father who works at a cinnamon factory and I hardly see him but I do know his name which is Twisty Spice Herb and he also likes to go by TSH or Father. My best friend is Splendid Apple Cinnamon. She likes going by her full name.” explained Campari Dazzle as she looked at her mother with a cinnamon? look.
“So you must be a world visitor. Campari told me about you. Nice to meet you!” said Mother as she looked at the reader.

“Campari has a cinnamon dance to go to tonight and is very excited to be going there.” said Mother in a jokingly way.

So Campari got ready for the dance and she saw Sherbet waiting for her so she said,”Goodbye, Mother!” so fast that her mother didn’t get to tell her,”Have fun!” and so the dancing partners headed to the dance.

When they got there, they danced until midnight to get some cinnamon rolls. After that, they danced some more. They danced out onto the cinnamon scented balcony in the moonlight and kissed briefly. Shortly after that, they went inside and left the dance.

“Mother, I had the most wonderful time at the dance.” said Campari dreamily. “Well, that’s great!” said Mother. Then they both went to sleep.

The next morning, Campari said,”I’m in love,” and her mother said,”Who are you in love with?” and she responded,”Sherbet.”Do you want to get married yet?” said Mother.

“Mother, I want to have dates with him first”. So the couple set out on several dates a few days later. Just a month after, Sherbert asked,”Will you marry me, my cinnamon bun?” and of course she couldn’t say no so she said,”Yes, I’ll marry you!” and then they went out to find Campari’s mother.

“Oh, Campari! You must be Sherbert! You came to tell me you want a wedding”. So shortly after, the wedding begins and all Sherbert and Campari’s families and friends came. And they lived happily ever after.

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Books I Recommend: Friction by Matt Mullins

Hi there! This is the 17th book recommendation. I would like to thank Camilla, all the authors who have looked at these lists, and everyone else who looked at all 17 book recommendations excluding spammers.

1. Friction by Matt Mullins
2. Birds A To Z by Terri Gezelle
3. Maya Angelou by Matt Mullins by Edwin Graves Wilson
4. The Last Gift by Wendy Mass
5. A Meeting Of Minds by Carol Matas
6. Lula and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay
7. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeline L’Engle
8. Many Waters by Madeline L’Engle
9. Patty Reed’s Doll by Rachel R. Laurguard
10. Peacock and Other Poemsby Valerie Worth
11. The Boy Who Lost Fairylandby Catherynne M. Valente
12. See You At Harvey’s 13. Kenya’s Songby Linda Trice
14. The Rooster’s Antlersby Eric A. Kimmel
15. Clara Ann Cookie by Harriet Zieffert
16. Once Upon A Time, The End by Geoffrey Kloske
17. Cuckooby Nick Davies
18. Marty McGuire Digs Worms!by Kate Messner
19. Frictionby Courtney Sheinmel
20. Marty McGuireby Kate Messner
21. Junoniaby Kevin Henkes

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Egyptian Eye Painting For A Special Cause

I have decided to sell prints of my artwork, Egyptian Eye, to help me and my family go to the 18p- conference at Salt Lake City this July 2015. The 18p- conference means I get to see my 18p- friends, traveling, getting a lot of exercise, finding new restaurants, and exploring around the city. I want to help pay for our hotel room and gas as we get to drive this year since it’s so close. It’s in a different location every year. You can learn more about chromosome 18 differences by going here.

Around August 1, 2015, we will donate 15% of profits to Demi’s Difference. Demi is a chromosome 18 friend who passed away unexpectedly in December 2014. Her family created this wonderful nonprofit to spread kindness, love and joy to others. Here’s the Egyptian Eye:

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Please note that I came up with the idea and Camilla helped me by scanning the Egyptian Eye. Camilla also suggested donating a portion to Demi’s Difference.

We will leave the price you pay up to YOU! To cover the cost of the 8 X 10 print and mailing, we suggest at least a love offering of $15 ($20 with shipping). Ultimately, it’s up to YOU!! We’ve given you NINE price options below. Just click on the arrow to choose. We’ll place an order every Friday.


You Choose Your Price!



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Books I Recommend: Willowood by Cecilia Galente

Hi there! This is the 16th book recommendation list!

1. Willowoodby Cecilia Galente
2. The Magic Cake Shopby Meilea Hashimoto
3. Have Wheels, Will Travelby Anne Mazer
4. Water Balloonby Audrey Vernick
5. Recipes for Art and Craft Materialsby Helen Roney Sattler
6. The Summer of Mayby Cecilia Galente
7. Pocahontasby Joseph Bruchac
8. Darkbeastby Morgan Keyes
9. The Wishby Gail Carson Levine
10. Rosetta’s Daring Dayby Disney
11. The Agony of Aliceby Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
12. Dragon’s Breathby E.D. Baker
13. Shadows & Moonshineby Joan Aiken
14. Ida B.by Kate Hannigan
15. The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kashaby Lloyd Alexander
16. Gypsy Rizkaby Lloyd Alexander
17. Snapby Alison McGhee
18. Dolphins and Porpoisesby Stuart A. Kallen
19. Experiments with Rocks and Mineralsby Carol Hand
20. The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floorby Joanna Cole

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Books I Recommend: The Case of the Groaning Ghost by James Preller

Hi there! This is the 15th book recommendation list!

1. The Case of the Groaning Ghostby James Preller
2. The Case of the Double Trouble Detectivesby James Preller
3. Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protestby Anna Bradford
4. Wishing for Tomorrowby Hillary McKay
5. Wheels of Changeby Darlene Beck Jacobson
6. Heidiby Johanna Spyri
7. Tumbleweed Skiesby Valerie Sherrard
8. Ice Dreamsby Lisa Papademetriou
9. A Mid-Semester Night’s Dreamby Margaret Meaeham
10. What the Moon Saidby Gayle Rosengren
11. The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academyby Diane Stanley
12. The Princess of Cortovaby Diane Stanley
13. Getting Used to the Darkby Susan Marie Swanson
14. Bronze Bowby Elizabeth George Speare
15. Violet Mackerel’s Personal Spaceby Anna Bradford
16. Bake the Best-Ever Cookies!by Sarah A. Williamson
17. Cool Cookiesby Marilyn Lapenta
18. Recipe for Disasterby Disney
19. A Pebble and a Penby Joan Donaldson

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Books I Recommend: The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

Hi there! This is the 14th book recommendation list. I’ve done 17 book recommendation lists since Janurary 2015!

1. The Truth About Twinkie Pieby Kat Yeh
2. Starfieldsby Carolyn Marsden
3. Latin for Bird Loversby Roger Lederer & Carol Burr
4. Sylva And The Fairy Ballby Margaret McNamara
5. Shiningby Julius Lester
6. A Thanksgiving Wishby Michael Rosen
7. Toothianaby William Joyce
8. Troubling a Starby Madeline L’Engle
9. Hollywood, Dead Aheadby Kate Klise
10. The Fairy’s Returnby Gail Carson Levine
11. Willa by Heartby Coleen Murtagh Paratore
12. May B.by Caroline Starr Rose
13. The Green Ghostby Marion Dane Bauer
14. The Woods Beyondby Kiki Thorpe
15. The Ordinary Princessby M.M. Kaye
16. A Pinch of Magicby Kiki Thorpe
17. Summerhouse Timeby Eileen Spinelli
18. Mystery at the Washington Monumentby Ron Roy

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