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X is for Xanthic Sky & Rainbow

Yellow sky with rainbow (photo by Tui Snider)
Yellow sky with rainbow (photo by Tui Snider)

Phronistery is Phun for Word Nerds

While hunting for words that start with the letter X, I came across a nifty site: Phronistery. It’s a website dedicated to unusual words. It’s well-organized and gives concise definitions. Fun! I’ve bookmarked it ‘cuz I’m a word nerd and I bet a bunch of you all are, too. :D

Xanthic Means…

…yellow! The word “xanthic” means “yellow,” so today’s post features a trio of pictures I snapped after a dramatic hail storm we had last month. I live in Tornado Alley, so I do more than just marvel at the sight of a pretty sky. Green skies, for instance, can indicate that a tornado is near. *shudder* So as lovely as the xanthic sunset and rainbow was, it made me a uneasy, too! Around here, beauty can be a little scary sometimes…

Phew! We’re nearly the A to Z Finish Line

How’s the A to Z blog challenge going for all y’all? For me, it’s been intense, fun, and intensely fun. *thunk* (That’s me collapsing in a happy heap.)

Win a Copy of Unexpected Texas

There’s still time to win a copy of my Amazon Best Selling travel guide Unexpected Texas, too. For details, pop over to U is for Unexpected Texas. This could be your lucky day!

Yellow sky after hail storm (photo by Tui Snider)
Yellow sky after hail storm (photo by Tui Snider)

Follow me on Instagram & I’ll follow you back!

I’ve gone from turning up my nose at the idea of cell phone pictures, to being an avid iPhone photographer, which is why my theme for the 2014 A to Z blog challenge is Instagram Travel Photos. If you are on Instagram, I’d be delighted to follow you. Simply follow my photo feed (@TuiSnider) on Instagram and I’ll follow you back!

For more, check out my collaboration with Morgan Dragonwillow. Morgan used my iPhone photos to accompany her poems in a book called Wild Woman Waking. Check it out!

Yellow sky with rainbow (photo by Tui Snider)
Yellow sky with rainbow (photo by Tui Snider)

What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, people from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers. To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can.

My A to Z Inspired Book: Unexpected Texas

I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my blog during the A to Z Challenge last year, because it convinced me to take the self-publishing plunge. On March 2, 2014, I released Unexpected Texas as a paperback and eBook and it quickly became an Amazon Best Seller!

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Check out the other participants of the A to Z Challenge 


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  1. Hello Tui, your photos are beautiful, I have followed you on Instagram. Thank you also for sharing that wonderful word website, it looks great fun! I will see you around beyond the #AtoZChallenge, it has been a crazy month…

  2. Tui, I’ve been learning so many new things on this challenge…hm. Love your photo…gorgeous colors!

  3. Beautiful pictures! I love looking at the Texas sky. Thanks for the X word for yellow! Now, I need to check out the website you suggested!:)

  4. Great pic and I learned a new word! Over at my blog, I’m the one teaching new words right now. =D

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