A Love Affair with Birds

By Patricia Zick @PCZick My grandmother taught me a love of birds many years ago back in Michigan. She had a bird feeder right outside the window so she could see it from her chair in the living room. She kept bird books on the table there and I loved to visit her in theContinue reading “A Love Affair with Birds”

Raising Independent Children – and facing the consequences

By Patricia Zick @PCZick What was I thinking when I thought putting myself out of the parenting job meant the ultimate success as a parent? The greatest piece of parenting advice I’d ever received, I liked to brag. Several years back, my daughter called me to give me some news. She was newly graduated fromContinue reading “Raising Independent Children – and facing the consequences”

Florida’s Fragile Environment

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I lived in Florida for nearly thirty years. Its landscapes and wildlife still inspire me. Its fragile environment serves as a canary in the coal mine for ecosystems everywhere. Here’s my view of Florida through my camera and words. I often imagine what the early inhabitants of Florida saw as theyContinue reading “Florida’s Fragile Environment”

Acts of Kindness

By Patricia Zick @PCZick It’s easy to forget in the every day bustle of our lives that the little things we do are often the ones that remain unforgettable. Sometimes little acts of kindness can become giant deeds to the recipient and can make all the difference in the world. And we may not evenContinue reading “Acts of Kindness”

Writing & Gardening – No Time to Blog

By Patricia Zick @P.C. Zick I’ve had to let my blog go the past week or so. I’ve reblogged some of my favorite blogs on topics near to my heart, but I haven’t been able to find the time or inspiration to concentrate long enough to put out a thoughtful post. I’m juggling three projectsContinue reading “Writing & Gardening – No Time to Blog”

The Inspiring Blog Award

Today when I woke, frustration with many parts of my life filled my head. Where do I start with my second draft of my new novel? How can I improve the abysmal sales record for my newly released novel? I wondered if anyone ever read my blogs or my posts on all the social mediaContinue reading “The Inspiring Blog Award”

Florida’s Water or Lack Thereof

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick I moved from Florida two years ago, but I still keep track of this place I consider a part of my history. I learned to canoe and kayak on the Santa Fe River in North Florida. This river flows to the infamous Suwanee River, which eventually empties into the GulfContinue reading “Florida’s Water or Lack Thereof”