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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. “K” is done
    And so “M” I.
    I think “L” go
    Get some good shut eye.
    When I wake
    If “M” feeling glee,
    Maybe I’ll make it
    All the way to “P”!

    It’s 4:23am and the birds started singing about 23 minutes ago. The birds inside my home will likely start soon too. I think it’s about bedtime. See you all later.
    Love from Ali Gator!

  2. Whoof!!! Yur piktures are driving me quackers!! ARF, just a little K9 humour. Hey… fur K I should’a done K-9… I must’a been asleep when I did that. ARF.

    I’ll get Mom to help me woof Q soon as she wakes up. I’ve been sleepin’ all night, and now she’s gonna too.

  3. Ooops, forgot to tell you, I love your photos of the mallard ducks. There was a beautiful pair of them at the dog park today, but they didn’t stick around long. Some dog (not mine) chased them away.

    Reba will be back to let you know when I get her Q done for her… and I’ll let you know about my other letters too.

  4. If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.
    You get my award , hands down, for the cleverest Q.

  5. That Dr. John! He loves to give awards doesn’t he?!

    You’re a Quack! So, the Queen of Quack should not be a bit concerned about your proximity! I think she was fixin’ to WELCOME you with OPEN wings!!!

  6. What an adorable “quack” !! Good idea for Q ! not so easy to find something.

    My roundtrip was nicely organized, and what I have seen was interesting too, the problem were the Greeks ! Never saw such bad mooded people it looks like if they drink every morning a liter of vinegar, lol !

  7. ha, heard a few quacks by the pond today… they must have been greeting yours!
    great choice 🙂

    when i found out the event would be on time, i knew immediately what Q would be 🙂

  8. Alice — don’t burn yourself out again catching up!

    Reba — I’m glad you liked the ducks. You be a real good girl and stay quiet while your momma gets her rest.

    Alice — I am glad Reba isn’t the type to chase small defenseless animals. I bet her momma taught her kindness.

    Dr. John — thank you!

    Mar — thank you, but not as inspired as your Q.

    Melli — that open winged greeting is an ATTACK, not a welcome. I’ve been bitten by enough geese to know what signs to watch for. I wasn’t getting even a half millimeter closer to that little lady.

    Brian — well, her bad side is beautiful, so her good side probably would have dazzled me so much I’d have forgotten to take pictures.

    Gattina — you and Polona came up with the same Q thought, but used different subjects, and you were both brilliant. So far I have enjoyed Q the best and can hardly wait for X!

    Gawpo — that male ducks are shy?

    Juliana — I loved your offering. I’d say it was the most original of the bunch, though I do believe Melli’s took the most work.

    Minkydo — thank you.

    Cyndi — your Q was quaint, indeed — and I see that you not only caught up, but passed us by a day.

  9. Robert — that duck head almost hovers off the screen, but I swear I didn’t enhance the shot.

    Maggie — I could have reached out and touched them!

    Carletta — thank you.

  10. Quilly, yes, Reba’s Mom does her best to teach Reba kindness and such, and on top of that, she’s just naturally not a bird dog, haha. I will do my best to not burn myself out again, at least any time soon. Thanks for your kind words.

    My L, M & N are now up.

    Thanks to all who have come over and checked out all the ‘catch up’ posts. It is appreciated. I’ll soon be over checking out all your posts that I’m behind on.

  11. I’ll make sure Mom takes her camera and finds some more alphabet piktures fur us to post and fur you to look at. Bark!

  12. Ohhh — sorry to make you sad.

    Sauerkraut — ??? Evil birds? Were you frightened by Alfred Hitchcock as a child?

    Baba — you’ve done wonderfully with EVERY letter. the idea was to share, and we’re all doing it.

    Shelly — I was amazed at how close I was allowed.

    Alice — some dogs chase anything that moves just for the fun of the chase.

    Reba — good dog! [pat, pat, pat]

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