Posted in Blogging Challenge, Gardening, Picture Books, Quotes, What If

Sing A “Slow Song…” [Day 1 of Three Days, Three Quotes, Three Tagged aka 3D3Q3T]

The lovely Mridula at Dementia’s Diaries tagged Love a Good Yarn with a challenge…


Three Days. Three Quotes. Three Tagged. [3D3Q3T]


YIPPEE! with a side order of UH-OH.

The rules of the challenge are these:

Thank the person who nominates you:

[That’s easy. Thank you Mridula!]

Post one quote per day for three consecutive days:

[I think the QUOTES in my book collection were a bit confused and thought we were playing hide and seek instead of tag… I must say they’re very good at it. Three consecutive days… Hmm…  I might be able to startle a quote or two out of hiding over the course of a week or so… Does that count?]

Nominate three new bloggers each day:

[Let’s just say I find it IMPOSSIBLE to choose! Now I have to add a big dash of OH-NO to the previous YIPPEE! and its generous side of UH-OH.]

That said, I’ll be fulfilling this challenge rather loosely.

If you’re reading this or the two 3D3Q3T posts that may follow [assuming the remaining QUOTES ever come out of hiding that is…], consider yourself nominated.

This nomination comes with a truckload of GRATITUDE for your creativity and a heartfelt THANK YOU for stopping by. If quote fever strikes, have fun with it!

And don’t forget to visit Mridula at Dementia’s Diaries!

Best Wishes!


I chose this as the first quote because it’s planting season.

And because my paternal grandmother sang a lifelong ‘slow song’ to her garden…

One of my fondest memories —

eating her squash blossom pancakes.


“…They say you plant happier corn

if you take your time

and that squash tastes best

if you’ve sung it

slow songs

while it’s growing…”



by Byrd Baylor

illustrated by Peter Parnall