Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tintype Saloon Frolics

Evening and long purrs, my glorious and gifted Big Felines... okay, this is what research for a story will get you, sometimes. During her spit-polishing edits, the Kougar included this in BRANDED BY THE TEXANS ~

Dillon raised his brows, a master of intimidation when he wanted. His gaze penetrated like an Old West gunslinger. Dono knew, since he kept a tintype collection in his private rooms.

So, moi headed to the internet for a little searchie of tintypes... voila, the above pic from a place in Branson, Missouri, that specializes in these kind Old West, Civil War pictures ~ ~ Yep, this Big Cat had a good laugh over these willing-lookin’ saloon ‘ladies’.

The Kougaress would have shared a pic of a shapeshifting Woodpecker. However, it has a copyright. You can view these two impressive pictures at Coast to Coast am... in the pics section.

Here’s the story that went with it. Plus, the website is fascinating.


The photo on the left shows a woodpecker and the one next to it shows that the woodpecker shapeshifted into a man with a red cap. Shapeshifting is a common theme in mythology and folklore where a person or animal changes in physical form or shape.

What makes these photos even more amazing is that they were taken in Sedona, Arizona, an area well-known for its vortex and portal energies. Also the area where this photograph was taken is close to Boynton Canyon where the Yavapai-Apache Indians believe is the birth place of their Eve who had a daughter referred to as the "First Lady" mother to all of the Yavapai people.

The Yavapai Creation story recounts how the beautiful lady was sealed in a log with a Woodpecker at the beginning of a great flood that lasted 40 days. After the flood, the story tells how the Woodpecker freed the young woman from the log and guided her to the summit of Mingus Mountain where she met the Sun who fell in love with her. She returned to Boynton Canyon in Sedona bathed in an enchanted pool and gave birth to a daughter referred to as the "First Lady".

--Cassandra & Celena Cloverleaf
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Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar added her latest 1,000 word flashie, Flash ~ You Win, I Leave, to her FLASH FICTION COLLECTION at TextNovel ~
Mid-Day Madness
By Courtney Braezille

For some reason I can't seem to write in the middle of the day.

Featured at THE PINK BLOG ~
The Return a Selection of My Reviews
by Jan Bowles

I think Jinger did a lovely job with this cover. To me it is very romantic.

What If They Don't Come?
By Crystal Kauffman

I had to sigh while reading Serena’s earlier post because in the not too distant past, ideas popped in from so many places I had to cull through to find the ones with the most potential.

On Serena Shay’s blog she provides a link to an article about e-pirating which interviews a major downloading pirate ~
Moi’s comment ~

Serena, I scanned the article.

There's one point I rather agree with, when it's a faceless big corporation, people aren't likely to care as much...
Course, what they don't understand is in the small print/e-pub biz, they're stealing from us individual author/artists.

I don't think a lot of folks understand that's like stealing from a mom and pop business.


Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Sylva felt her husband’s growl as if it lived inside her, both extreme bliss and as a ruthless force. The breast he stroked craved exactly what his touch provided, while her other breast burned for his attention, again. “Sylva.” His voice wasn’t quite as deep as his growl, yet it reverberated through her, pleasing every fiber of her body as much as his slow-hand caresses. “Oh, yes,” she moaned. The fullness of her breast reveled in every gentle slide of his fingers and his palm. Her nipple peaked to a harder point, then ached for anything he wanted to do.

Zeke brushed his thumb on the inner swell of his woman’s swollen breast. All his. His forever. As he molded and shaped the abundant curves of her breast, he felt like an artist, a musician playing his woman’s exquisite body. The satin of her skin tormented his fingertips with pleasure, the sensations so beautifully carnal, he wanted to explode inside with it. “God, darlin’, we need to explore every way of lovemakin’ there is.” She whimpered, a wild soft trill of sound, that stabbed into him both sweetly and hotly His loins raged. “Passion,” she murmured. “Every way of passion. Please.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 394 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, January through December 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~

~~~ Do not comply with the corporate Borg. Resistance is victory. ~~~
~~~ Remember, knowledge and truth make us unfit to be slaves. ~~~

Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Tintype dreamy kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Hehe, great tintype pic, Savanna! I also love the Branded snippet...rawr, I bet Dillon has a special type of intimidation that he uses on the ladies! ;)

I can't wait to find out what it is...

Savanna Kougar said...

Dillon, does have his own way of dominating... yup.