Blogophilia Week 50.13 – Promised Rose Garden

This is Blogophilia Week 50 of our 13th year!

Wishing all of you a Valentine’s Day filled with love, joy and your favorite treats!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there’s gotta be a little rain sometime
When you take, you gotta give,
so live and let live and let go, oh, oh, oh, oh
I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden

I could promise you things like big diamond rings
But you don’t find roses growin’ on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well, if sweet talking you could make it come true
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly;
love shouldn’t be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can…

“Rose Garden” sung by Lynn Anderson

ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE continue to post the link to your blog on either the Facebook Martien Ecrits timeline or the Ecrits Blogophilia group!!!!!! Thanks for your cooperation!


Honored Blogophiliac Bettie Davis

It is with great sadness that we learned last week our beloved writer Bettie Davis had passed away. She wrote with our Blogophilia group for a very long time. If memory serves, she joined us about 7 years ago in or around Year 6, maybe even earlier than that. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Bettie, rest in love. You will be missed!


Week 49.13 Jacket Winner

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air as Irene Melgoza flies on the wings of love like Cupid, flinging an arrow and capturing the coveted jacket! Congratulations, Irene! Dia Jade is right behind her, thinking that nifty jacket will come in handy for those cold, balmy Florida nights! Craig Fallon and Stormy Gail Dormire are plotting their strategies to take back the leather as they shiver against the Arctic winds! But don’t rule out Christopher Mitchell, as he is calmly waiting to pull an ace out of his sleeve! All the Blogophilians are waiting for their chance at love….errr, the jacket that is! Only THREE weeks remain in the season – and then we begin YEAR 14!! WOW! Now the question of the week is…..who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Rebecca S. Revels!!!
Irene Melgoza had a lovely vision of Rebecca standing on the mountain as the glorious sun rose above the peaks and shone on her face. Her premonition was correct, and each of them collects a glowing 4 points to add to their scores!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were provided by Dia Jade and Tyler Myrth! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Michelle King!
Nobody saw Michelle behind the camera lens as she snapped this amazing photo of the hummingbird! For her incognito skills, she cashes in big time with 6 points!

Martien’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Looking!”
Craig Fallon and Dia Jade were the only ones looking through the clear hummingbird feeder to the other side! They each nailed the correct phrase of the week, collecting 4 points apiece! And since both of them integrated the word into their blogs, they get an additional point. Woo hoo, well done!

Now, isn’t that lovely?


Week 50.13 Picture

Blogophilia Week 50.13 Topic: Promised Rose Garden

Hard Bonus (2 points):
Use a song title from Frankie Valli and/or the Four Seasons

Easy Bonus (1 Point):
Mention a town or city from North Dakota


PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (EST), Saturday, February 20, 2021. Please TAG Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

**THE GUESSING GAME**Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the TOPIC – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the PICTURE – one guess permitted!!
The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points.Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start Writing!!!

Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Dahlia Ramone

David Schrader

Christine Wichman

Christopher Mitchell

Colleen Keller Breuning

Craig Fallon

Lisa Conrad

Dia Jade

Tyler Myrth

Jay Sole

Irene Melgoza

Michelle King

Lissa Fallon

Stormy Gail Dormire


Click here for Ecrits Blogophilia, and how it works!

Week 49.13 Writer Points

114 Irene Melgoza
113 Dia Jade
112 Craig Fallon
112 Stormy Gail Dormire
106 Christopher Mitchell
105 Christine Wichman
103 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
102 Colleen Keller Breuning
100 Rebecca S. Revels
100 Tyler Myrth
60 Bettie Davis
59 Michelle King
50 Lissa Fallon
39 Michael Wayne Engeseth
17 David Schrader
17 Lisa Conrad
6 Jessica Brooke Miller
6 Rebecca Grusendorf
6 Sharonlee Imageweaver
2 Dahlia Ramone
2 Joleene Naylor

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14 Responses to Blogophilia Week 50.13 – Promised Rose Garden

  1. Good morning, Martien. Time to find a new story to write.

    And congrats again, to Irene.

  2. Congrats to Irene. You sure got yourself a great Valentines gift. . ((HUGS)) to all.

  3. likamarie says:

    Mornin’! Congrats to Irene! Another good week in the blogosphere, missing our dear friend Bettie.

  4. Irene Melgoza says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day & happy writing to all my lovelies! 🙂

  5. Congrats to Irene!! Loving the prompts and wishing everyone a fun week of writing xo

  6. dahliaramone says:

    Hello to everyone. I’ve been MIA lately, and am sorry to hear about Bettie. I hope everyone else is doing well.

    I’ve written for this week, first time in ages, it seems.

  7. falcon1974 says:

    Marvin. As much as it pains me, I did not have looking in my choices for picture phrase. I also did not have it in my blog itself. I don’t deserve those points.

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