of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
All animals have a favorite time of day or night when they are most active and alert.
For many, including my cats, Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley, the times are matutinal (dawn, or sunrise) and vespertine (evening or sunset). When animals are most active at those times of day, they are described as crepuscular (creh-puss-kew-lur).
We've all heard of nocturnal animals, meaning those who are most active during the night. Crepuscular animals want to hunt, play, and disturb the sleep of their owners during those times when it is dim, not light and not dark.
Some humans are also crepuscular, coming very much alive and accomplishing more during the evening and early mornings, but not me. No way! I am nocturnal. So, it is a slight conflict when the furry boys want to play predator when I want to catch up on my sleep in the early morning. This is what they look like:
"Hey, lady, is it time to play, yet?"
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."