Wednesday, November 21, 2012

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - The Falls & Links

I'm late!  Sorry about that.

I'm finally getting back to the Seven Falls pictures, of which the Stellar's Jay was the first one.

The entry gate

A view of the lower falls from Eagle's Nest

These trees always fascinate me.  Poor things  are on eroding hills, their roots exposed, yet they survive.

I don't think this little fall counts among the seven, as it doesn't have a name.

The lowest fall, Hill Falls, named after the current owner.  A fan waterfall.

And the trek begins...
Now for links:

Blog Hops/Fests:

M. Pax and Tyrean Martinson are hosting the Hobbit Blogfest on December 14.  Post your answers to four hobbit questions and see what everyone else has said.

A group of bloggers has created a blogfest to honor Alex J. Cavanaugh, the ninja who has given so much to the blogging community.  The Cheers Cavanaugh Blogfest will occur December 10th-12th.  Hosted by Mark Koopman, Morgan Shamy, Stephen Tremp, and David Powers King.

The And You Are... Blog Hop is being hosted by Tammy Theriault and Emily R. King.  Scheduled for December 3, you're asked to answer some questions from David Spade.  There will be three Christmas presents given out to posters.

Call for Guest Posters:

We are looking for guest posters on the A-to-Z Challenge blog.  You can contact any one of us via the contacts page, but Tina is your girl for arranging guest posts.  This is a great way to get yourself out there to a new audience.

Free books:

You can try for a chance at a free eARC of Exhale, by Jennifer Snyder.  Just stop by Hannah Grace's blog, Paper, Ink and Coffee and enter.  Exhale will be released December 10!

This Friday, not only will Andrew Leon of StrangePegs be releasing part 9 of his Shadow Spinner serial, but that and all previous parts will be FREE!


Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust does online writing workshops.  Of particular interest if you can't attend in-person classes, but want to enrich your writing knowledge.

Anything to share?  Participating in any of these hops/fests?  Excited about part 9 of Shadow Spinner?  Have you guest posted on the A-to-Z blog yet?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Bet those falls were cool to see!
    Have a great Thanksgiving, Shannon.

  2. I want to go to there! Great pics!
    And thanks for the plug! You know, there's very little better than finding an unasked for plug just waiting around to be found!

  3. Amazing photos! Thank you for posting.

  4. Oooh, the blog hops and fests look fantastic! I've just signed up for the Hobbit Fest (I'm going to the midnight showing in my town, so I don't think I have any excuse to not do the blogfest too), and for the "And you are . . ." blog hop.

    Contemplating an A-Z guest post. We'll see. I'll try to finish surviving NaNo first.

  5. Alex, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    Andrew, yay, glad I could provide it!

    Shauna, thank you!

    Rebekah, fun! And I'm completely jealous of the midnight showing.

    Becca, it is!

  6. Yep, I'm participating in a few of those. I wanted to sign up for HOBBIT but the linky is closed. I've asked on Tyrean's blog whether that was intended :)

  7. I'm sure the blogfest will be great! Unfortunately I will likely be away for a few days in December but will call in to see how it all went. Have fun!

  8. Beautiful pictures! Lots of exciting blogfests ahead! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Shannon.

  9. Wow...those pictures are beautiful!! And all the blogfests sound great.

    But I'm curious. What would a guest poster on the A-Z challenge do? I've heard of this challenge, but I've only been blogging for a few months and I'm not sure exactly what it is. Let me know?

    And thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  10. Trisha, ack! I haven't signed up for that yet. Hope it's just a glitch.

    Pat, I hope your travels are at least partially for fun!

    Julie, I did. I hope yours was great, as well!

    Tamara, you can post about anything that might be useful or interesting to the readers. If you'd like to consider guest posting, it wouldn't be during the challenge, itself, but the rest of the year, and you can look at what others are posting to get an idea.

    As for the challenge, it occurs in April. You post every week day in alphabetical order (April 1, A; April 2, B), on any theme you like.

  11. I'm signed up for the Cheers Alex blogfest. Hadn't heard of the other two. Thanks for the links.

    Liked the photos of the falls. Nature shots remind us 'city people' to stop and look around.

  12. Excellent pics! Can't wait for the Hobbit blogfest. ;)

  13. Those signs mean business! Great to see the leaf color.

  14. Definitely loved the pics, even though I got a little dizzy from seeing it at the Eagles view- they were breathtaking. Some really great shared info. Checking out the links! Def enjoyed reading your posting today!

  15. D.G., I'm lucky in that I live in the city, but it's about five minutes drive to "nature" and we have protected space within the city. One of the reasons I love Colorado Springs.

    ibdiamond, it should be fun!

    Susan, oh boy, did they!

    Gossip_Grl, I don't have an issue with heights, but this trek certainly gave me a few moments. Especially since I was lugging three littles with me. I don't think I relaxed the entire time we were on the stairs until I had them safely on the ground.