Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Look! I'm Blogging!

Well, here I am! And on Valentine's Day, no less. Thanks to some dear people on Absolute Write (you know who you are!), I have *gulp* begun my very own blog.

Here's a brief explanation for the title of the thing: I am a full-time freelance writer/photographer and I work with two parrots watching over my shoulder. Rio is a 20 year-old Blue-crowned conure and he's a very exacting editor--he's also the inspiration behind my first book, The Conure Handbook (Barron's Educational Series, Inc.). Pancho is a 20-something year-old Orange-winged Amazon. He also figures heavily into my work, most often as a model. Pancho has appeared in a number of print publications and is extremely photogenic.

I live in a rural setting and enjoy watching the huge varitey of wild birds native to this area. At any given time, there are numerous birds dining at the feeders on my front porch and on the pellets and seeds I scatter in the back yard. If the food supply runs low, they don't hesitate to peck on the window to tell me!

Hence, the title Writes With Feathers, or Écrit avec des plumes (thank you, Dawno!).

Well, if that isn't enough excitement for one time, I don't know what is! Until we meet again, then. :)

27 comments:

Anne C. Watkins said...

testing, testing...is this thing on??

Unique said...

>YEOW<

Did you have the volume on high?

Anne C. Watkins said...

LOL! My ears are still ringing, Unique. :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Dawno said...

Welcome aboard! Have fun and give those battle birds a treat for me. Happy Valentine's Day!

Frank Baron said...

Welcome to the blogosphere Anne! There's always a need for more birdbrains. :)

Anne C. Watkins said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, too, Dawno, and thanks for the welcome!

The battle birds do love their treats, don't they? lol

Anne C. Watkins said...

Well, Frank, if it's birdbrains ya need, it's birdbrains I've got plenty of! lol

Thanks for the welcome. :)

Marilyn said...

What better Valentines day gift than a blog that keeps giving and giving.

Congratulations on your new blog!!

Sean D. Schaffer said...

I do believe it works, Anne. Right on!

I like your blog. I hope you have a lot of fun with it. :)

Othmar Vohringer said...

Here you are finally. Been waiting for it quit a while. But now you made and I am all "chirpy" about it. Let the birds fly and entrtain us.

Othmar aka huntwriter :D

Anne C. Watkins said...

Thanks, Marilyn, Sean, and Othmar! It's so nice to 'see' you here! You all made blogging look so much fun I had to try it myself. :)

I've still got a few things to figure out but I like it so far!

Othmar Vohringer said...

Anne, I know you are busy and all with you blog so I thought I will help you with you first posting. You are tagged for the meme. He, He,

Othmar aka huntwriter

Anne C. Watkins said...

I'll get you for this, Othmar! lol

I don't know what I'm doing yet--go easy on the newbie, please! *groan* heh

Andrea said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Anne. Welcome to the blogosphere. :o)

Jen said...

Welcome, welcome, Anne. :)

I thought I had something witty to say, but I can't remember what it was, so it must not have been very witty after all. *s*

~Jen

Laurie said...

Congrats on the new blog!

quidscribis at AW

Laura said...

Welcome - I'm a new blogger too. Looking forward to reading more about your birds, too.

Anne C. Watkins said...

Thanks, Southern, Jen, Laurie, and Laura! It's so nice to see your names here! :)

paintbrushpoet said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading your blog. It will be even more fun when you get your pictures going...no pressure. again...Cheers!

LauraLynn said...

Gorgeous Family!!

LauraLynn said...

Muwhahahaha Oh, wait... its mine too!! Love ya!

Anne C. Watkins said...

Hi Paint! I finally got the nerve to try pictures and they worked. *whew* I visited your blog and love your art work! Such talent. :)

Anne C. Watkins said...

Hey, look, everybody, it's LauraLynn! She's my sweet daughter and mommy to those kiddos whose pictures I posted. I'm glad you stopped by, sweetie. :)

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Great to see you here! I can't wait to read all your quill entries. :)

Jill said...

Hey Anne!! Way to go! You are TOO YOUNG to have grandchildren, my goodness. Looks like you all have a lot of fun. Keep on blogging! Can't wait to read.

Vanessa said...

Welcome to the blogging world. I look forward to reading more.

Anne C. Watkins said...

Hi Jo, Jill and Vanessa! I'm so glad you dropped by and left comments! I think I'm really going to enjoy blogging--I know how much I enjoy reading your blogs. See you around the 'blogosphere.' :)

And Jill, the check is in the mail re: too young to be a grandmother. rofl