Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #119 – My Hideaway by Miriam Hurdle

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine. The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics.

In this series I will be sharing posts from the last six months of 2020

It is an opportunity to showcase your writing skill to my readers and also to share on my social media. Which combined is around the 46,000 mark. If you are an author your books will be mentioned too, along with their buy links and your other social media contacts. Head over to find out how to participate: Posts from Your Archives 2021

This is the second post by Miriam Hurdle and as a talented photographer she captures both nature and family with beautiful images.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #119 – My Hideaway

Ann-Christine invited us to explore the theme of Hideaway and would like to see our interpretation.

There is no time like this when we all need a hideaway. A place in which we could find safety, calmness, beauty, feel the contentment of being, and sustain the patience of riding out the storms.

My garden is my hideaway. Nature and the little creatures speak to me and I find comfort in their messages. The branches bend when the wind blow. The roots reach deep to draw water and nutrients. The flowers dance in the breeze. Some plants go dormant in the winter. Some creatures migrate south in the cold season. They don’t fight against nature but make the best of what nature offers and maintain their balance at their present state.

©Miriam Hurdle 2020

Books by Miriam Hurdle

One of the early reviews for Tina Lost in a Crowd

Jacqui Murray VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars An important lesson presented beautifully Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2021

Miriam Hurdle’s Tina Lost in a Crowd (2021) is a delightful story! Third grader Tina is looking forward to her summer activities before entering fourth grade. She loves learning but also loves doing it outside the schoolhouse. She and her mom create a list of her top ten activities, one of which is a concert at California’s famed Hollywood Bowl with its outdoor venue. In the company of her parents and best friend, they start the evening with the traditional picnic to be followed by a symphonic concert. All goes well until Tina and her friend need to use the restroom and get lost in the gargantuan crowd of concert attendees. Thanks to wise advice Tina and her friend follow for just such a circumstance, the story has a happen ending.

This wonderful story touches on so many topics parents will appreciate–the end of a school year, planning summer activities, and most importantly, what to do when their young child gets lost in a crowd. The pictures are stunning. Colors are vibrant and context is deeply tied to the story which serves visual learners as well as textual. I can easily envision parents, teachers, and homeschoolers reading this story aloud to their classes. I love everything about this book.

And don’t forget to read the authors note at the end to find a personal tie in between this story and the author.

Read the reviews and buy the books:Amazon US And:Amazon UK Goodreads: Miriam Hurdle – Blog: The Showers of Blessings – Twitter: @mhurdle112

About Miriam Hurdle

Miriam Hurdle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She published four children’s books at twenty-six years old. Her poetry collection received the Solo “Medalist Winner” for the New Apple Summer eBook Award and achieved bestseller status on Amazon.

Miriam writes poetry, short stories, memoir, and children’s books. She earned a Doctor of Education from the University of La Verne in California. After two years of rehabilitation counseling, fifteen years of public-school teaching and ten years in school district administration, she retired and enjoys life with her husband in southern California, and the visits to her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters in Oregon. When not writing, she engages in blogging, gardening, photography, and traveling.

Thanks to Miriam for allowing me to share her fabulous images and I know she would be delighted to receive your feedback – Thanks Sally.

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72 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck – Lens Artists Photo Challenge #119 – My Hideaway by Miriam Hurdle

  1. My goodness, how lovely — just like Miriam. 💗 I can feel the peace just looking at the photos and the little angel at the piano is beyond precious. Thank you, Sally, for featuring Miriam’s hideaway.

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  2. I’d love to escape to somewhere like Miriam’s getaway space. And congrats on your newest release Miriam. I’m missing a lot not keeping up these days but happy to see you featured and a new book! ❤

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  3. Hello Sally. Colleen advised me to reach out to you for a new and first poetry book promotional post, I’m revealing the pre-order title and cover today on my blog/site. I was wondering if you are able to help me in its promotion.
    Apologies for putting this randomly on a post. Not yet sure where I can more conveniently contact you.
    Hoping you are well,
    Jude Itakali.

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  4. Crystal clear photos with vibrant colors. You can never go wrong with a sweet grandchild photo either. Miriam really has a knack for photography.

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