MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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ANOTHER PUZZLE GIVEAWAY

BIRD (TITMOUSE) 11 (NF).jpgI have another nature puzzle to give away! This time, it’s my cute, little tufted titmouse also created by Shutterfly! And the giveaway also includes a $100 wine voucher from Naked Wines! The 252-piece puzzle and the voucher will be given away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EST.

You must be 21 years of age or older to enter the drawing. Also, in order to receive free shipping of the prizes, you must reside in the United States; otherwise, you will be responsible for postage. All you have to do to enter is respond in the affirmative (YES) to this post, indicating that you wish to have your name entered into the drawing.

As always, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

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A FLOWER AND A BIRD

My two VIDA tote bags arrived yesterday! My “Peppermint Rose” and my favorite little titmouse bird, “Who You Lookin’ At?

Don’t forget that when you shop VIDA, you also help us support our LITERACY FOR LIFE program. We provide literacy programs to the makers of our products. They learn to read, write, and do basic math which helps them to build better lives for generations to come.

To shop my collection, just click on the links in this post. And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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“PROUD AS A PEACOCK”

PEACOCKRegal in appearance, peacocks are some of the most beautiful birds in the world.  When they spread their train into a dazzling fan, they are even more spectacular.  Thus, the expression “proud as a peacock” is used to describe a vain or self-centered person.

Why does a peacock put on such a fabulous, showy display of its brilliantly-colored, metallic feathers?  To impress its female (peahen) counterpart, of course 🙂 .  And wouldn’t you know, she tends to select as a mate the peacock with the most impressive display 🙂 !

In ancient times, travelers brought these birds from their native home of India to display them as ornamental in elaborate gardens in other lands.  Live peacocks adorned the gardens of ancient Greece, Rome, and India.  The Bible indicates that peacocks were among King Solomon’s valuable imports.  (1 Kings 10:22 & 23)  Understandably, they are highly prized for their beauty.

HAPPY READING!  From my heart to yours.

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com

(Peacock Photo-Courtesy of Office.com Clip Art)