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Tonight’s post in on my new site — http://orples.net Please visit us there to pick up the links to visit Mr. Martin’s blog where you will find some wonderful advice on writing in general.

 

Today's post is on our sister site. Please visit us there for the full scoop. Thanks bunches.

Today’s post is on our sister site. Please visit us there for the full scoop. Thanks bunches.

I was happy to have stumbled onto his blog sometime ago and I hope you will be too. AD Martin is one of our neighbors.

[New post] Photography 101: Mystery

I don’t know who comes up with these challenges, but the orples and I came across a mystery just the other day. Madhu is always shooting off really, really interesting subjects during her travels in her blog, theurgetowander. Being the sweetheart that she is, Madhu invited the orples and me to come play in her domain. We came across this sleeping leopard. It’s a mystery to me as how that poor cat can sleep with those noisy orples chattering away.

How does that leopard sleep with all of that chatter going on?

How does that leopard sleep with all of that chatter going on?

I think Olivia is more mystified by the size of the huge feline. And Oscar is wondering if Olivia is brave enough to wake the leopard up. I certainly hope not. I don’t think Olivia would stand a chance if he’s not a happy camper when he opens his eyes. If you want to see what other adventures the Orples and I have been up to, come with us to visit the neighbors. Today’s post will be the first subject you come to, so just toggle down to see our previous postings, from the newest to the oldest in this category. Enjoy your travels. 😉

The Orples Go to Madrid

Today our travels take us to Spain with Meg. We will be in Madrid, admiring the many beautiful sights their ancient city has to behold. Not again! There go those silly orples. It appears Oscar has fallen. Thank God Olivia is there to save the day. What would he do without her? While Olivia and I rescue Oscar, you can check out more cool arches on Meg’s blog.

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It looks like the orples are in trouble in Madrid. I hope Meg hasn’t wandered off too far. Olivia might need some help pulling Oscar up from the ledge below. These two! What’s an orple-keeper to do?

Come, join our adventure as the orples and I tour other people’s blogs. Please feel free to stroll through my blog category, ‘Visiting the Neighbors‘. The selection varies—and grows–with each new orple adventure. If you would like to be an orple-keeper, too,  grab your badge here.  If you’d like to play along, allowing the orples to play on your blog, with due credit given, of course, please let me know. I’ll add your name to my list. You can see what we’re up to by scanning my other posts. And of course, ping-backs are welcomed.

[New Post] The Daily Post . Bad Signal

Those nice people at the Daily Post have really done it now with their Bad Signal’ Assignment. “Oh man, I hope Olivia hasn’t checked my voice mail. My friend, Sally, called and left a message about my newest book, she just bought.  I’ve been writing an adult trilogy about the Sanderson family, and some other people.  My newest series is a family saga, stretching over about twenty-three years, so, of course, the peopling varies. Olivia was upset, thinking we were still in the prototype stage of that series, and we probably should be, since I’m sure I didn’t catch all of my errors, prior to self-printing. Olivia is still going to be bent out of shape, and she even likes the story. But she’s a perfectionist. She said I should pay an editor, instead of doing everything myself. I told her, I’m broke, and am playing catch 22 with fate. One day, when I’m back on my feet, I’ll reprint, then I hope the first printing will be valuable to anyone lucky enough to own a copy of this version.I keep hoping I’ll run into a big wig, publisher who thinks my Brides trilogy is the bees knees, and will want to reprint the story under their banner. Right now, the first printing is available for sale for both books 1 & 2, warts and all, on Amazon.com. Olivia is too busy being mad due to her competition to care why I self-published behind her back. I might have to spank her if she doesn’t straighten up and act like an adult. I wonder how old orples have to be, to be considered an adult? Who would I ask?

Olivia and Oscar have just found out Brides has been published.

Olivia and Oscar have just found out Brides has been published.

Back to my dilemma. What on earth am I going to tell Olivia to appease her? She and Oscar are my sidekicks. Besides, Olivia can be difficult when I hurt her feelings, which happens anytime she not in the spotlight. I think I’ve created a monster. For anyone unfamiliar with what an orple-keeper (me) has to put up with, you should check out ‘How Orples Came To Be.’.

The Orples and The Model Bridge

As the Orples and I have been traveling around, with one eye on other people’s blogs, Colline has given us permission to play on her turf. She told me to come check out what she’s up to, and we did. You should come see the model bridge she built for her class.

Oscar waits for the glue to dry, while Olive rushes him along.  She appears to be in a hurry.

Oscar waits for the glue to dry, while Olivia rushes him along. She appears to be in a hurry.

Olivia is hoping you guys will enjoy Colline’s hard work as much as I did. Plus, Oscar is finally getting to do something useful. If you want to see what else the orples are up to, check out their Category, Visiting the Neighbors, on my blog page. And please, feel free to re-blog. Also, if you’d like to participate, just speak up. I’m sure the orples will find plenty of places to play on everyone’s blogs. Actually, when I read the article that went with this, Colline was admiring this bridge, not building it,  but don’t tell Olivia. Sometimes she gets so excited, she gets her stories mixed up. Please forgive her for her hastiness.

[New Post] The Orple’s New Friend

Today, Olivia and Oscar found out about Sonel’s monkeys. They were a bit tiffed with me for not having introduced them to Mr. Monkey earlier, but they do realize that all things come with good time.  I need to ask Sonel if this little Monkey has a name so I can extend formal introductions. But for now, it’s Mr. Monkey and the orples, playing together, in Africa on Sonel’s blog (link below). She has some fun little critter’s to play with, So I’m sure we will be visiting her often. In the meantime, tick, tock. Gotta Run. It ain’t easy being an orple-keeper, you know. 🙂

Hanging around at Sonel's place, playing with her monkeys.

Hanging around at Sonel’s place, playing with her monkeys.

Okay,  Sonel,  I neglected to copy the link from which I pulled this particular photo on your blog. If you would like to direct me back to the source, I’ll share THAT link. For now, THIS link is directing others to enjoy your monkeys via another post from your blog. I get side-tracked trying to keep up with Olivia and Oscar. You would have to be an orple-keeper to understand the frustrations, I imagine.  But we try.:)

[New Post] Literate for a Day

This is a daily post suggestion which is perfect for an orple-keeper, such as myself. Except, we’ll have to pretend that Olivia can’t read, so you guys play along, and don’t tell the folks setting the challenge. I don’t want to get disqualified for some silly little white lie. This is all in pretend anyway. So I think I’ll write to Olivia and tell her what I’m up to, Oscar can read along with her, to keep him in the loop. Although Oscar usually tags along for the adventure. He’s happy with about most any activity Olivia and I choose to participate in.

Hey Everybody, check this out.

Hey Everybody, check this out.

Dear Olivia (and Oscar), While I have some super photographs myself that I can use to propel my blog, what do you think of the idea of inviting other bloggers to join us? I was thinking you and Oscar could borrow photos from other people’s blogs. Remember that blog we did yesterday entitled ‘What in the World?’ Sonel loved to see her work with you and Oscar serving as host. We can link back to anyone’s blog who wants to share. Robin, over at Reflectionsformysoul, wants to jump on this bandwagon, too, so we’re already building an audience. Are you and Oscar willing to work with me here? Just as I am asking other people’s permissions to use their stuff, I want to be sure it is cool with you, too. So be sure and speak up now. Drop me a line when you get time and let me know if you and Oscar are up to the task. I am looking forward to a speedy reply, Your loving friend and orple-keeper, Marcy P.S. Please tell any blogger you run into, the invitation is open to them to jump in on the fun. They’ll just need to let me know if they’d like to share their work. Thanks for spreading the world. .