L is for... Larksong and Alfred Russel Wallace

Back in 2011, I held a week-long contest to celebrate the fact that I'd reached my 500th post, after nearly four years of blogging.
At the time, I sorted many of my previous posts into groups, which made for easy referencing, especially of story material. (Also because I've never tagged my posts!)

When I celebrated reaching my 1000th post during last year's A to Z Challenge there wasn't time to sort all the posts between 2011 and 2016.

What better time than now?

I’m actually going to go over 1,000, and collate all posts to the end of 2016! And I’m going to link to every single post (except for the A to Z posts, which are mostly summarized), something I didn’t do in my original 500 compilation, or even in my 900th post compilation.

I’ve got lots of fun themes coming up for each day -- and each day will also highlight a fellow blogger or two!

Today is...

Larksong and Alfred Russel Wallace transcripts

Wallace and here
A Wallace quote about England:"'This makes me hope I may soon realize enough to live upon and carry out my long cherished plans of a Country life in Old England.'"

A new story set in Canada in the summer before World War I...
Larksong theme
Research and George photo
Looking for a title

A snip! Copied here:
From the aviary, the chittering of the birds suddenly rose. He pictured Alice as she'd been yesterday, straight as a goal post, with that elegant thin-limbed stance. Her shoulders back, and both palms held tirelessly high in the air, as the birds swooped in and out, taking seeds from her hands.
A wild image came to him, of himself grabbing her about the waist from behind, birds and seeds scattering every which way as he buried a kiss deep in her neck.
"What in blazes?" he muttered, and turned away from the house. "Pull yourself together, man!" He tried to focus once more on the building opposite and the finances of his country club daydream. Yet the image of Alice in the aviary, flushed by his kisses, would not leave him.
Another snip

Today’s featured blogger is... DL Hammons !

Have you ever transcribed documents, or done genealogy work?


Interesting excerpt! I have to admit, though, that I'd freak out if birds started eating things out of my hands. Alfred Hitchock's movie about birds may or may not have tainted my perspective of them. :)
Hi Deniz - I didn't know about the Canadian 'Larksong' ... lovely read - but does it lead to danger, or to the light ahead, or to old memories fading away ...

I know you're deeply into Wallace's work ... that quote is lovely ... 'Old England' there are pockets still around ...

DL - does great work for other bloggers ...

Cheers and enjoy the Easter weekend - Hilary

Deniz Bevan said…
Now I miss this story! I don't think I'd handle birds very well either, but I was inspired by my grandmother for Alice's grandmother -- she was always very gentle with animals.

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