Who's Got the Button?

© Pat Murkland

Just wrote a magazine article about dog buttons.
Sighthound buttons, to be exact.
I'll fasten a link here when it's published.

I've been collecting buttons for years.
I love buttons with dogs, and especially love those with sighthounds.
I love sighthounds, especially Irish Wolfhounds.
And I love writing.
Follow your bliss, yes.

Birds of a Feather

An assignment to go bird-watching? Twist my arm.
I have done my share of early mornings, binoculars ready to see and count the next beautiful bird that flits into view.
I've been all over California, and to other states, and continents, too.
Birding is just an excuse to go out and enjoy and learn about the world around you.
So when I received this recent assignment from UC Riverside, I was only too happy to go along.
UCR has incomparable Botanic Gardens that are interesting in any season.
Although it was not "a birdy day," we managed to see some beautiful birds: