Hello and Welcome to Baydreamer where I thread words together from every stitch of life in poetic form, memoir, and fiction. California is my home where my husband, Matt, of thirty-four years, and our chocolate lab, Copper, reside; we have two grown children. I have authored two collections of poetry: New Day, New Dreams (2013) and Finding a Balance (2015), and my latest book, More than Coffee: Memories in Verse and Prose was published in September of 2021. My poetry has been included in several anthologies and and published at Spillwords.com. I am currently working on another poetry collection to be released around Mother’s Day.
My writing projects are sometimes serious – drawn from painful subjects and raw emotions – or they spotlight my silly side – pulled from humorous moments. I am inspired to write about family, love, loss, and nature – the marvelous wild world that surrounds me: the smell of the woods, the sound of a babbling brook, and the chorus of birds singing. Recent backpacking trips with my husband along the California coast and Sierra Nevada mountains have stirred up thoughts to pen about fear, loss of friendship, overcoming challenges, nature, of course, and the possibility that anything can happen. Hikes along the Paper Mill Creek remind me that life is fragile. From trout hatchlings to swallowtail butterflies, I marvel at how the world is interconnected and every living thing matters. I hope you will find a little nugget of delight, comfort, or understanding in my poetry and stories – some detail that resonates with you beyond my words.
Thanks for stopping by and see you on the trail,
© Lauren Scott, Baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
332 thoughts on “About Me”
I’m loving the new blog design. Very personable 🙂
Thank you, Pryncess! 🙂
I am so glad that you realized that I wrote that just for you…”Lauren’s Poem”. I just discovered that you put it up and am so pleased that you liked it. There is so much love and heart in you. It draws out the same in others. You are a beautiful Soul and presence here.
Thank you, Linda, for your very kind words. I’m in awe and truly feel the same about you. I couldn’t “not” paste your poem on my wall. It was just so beautiful to not share…I hope you’re doing well and will visit you soon. xoxo
Hi sweet Lauren! I have nominated you for another Candle Lighter Award. I know you have many, but here is one more from me because you are truly deserving. Your work is an inspiration for so many….thank you.
If you choose to accept, visit this link for details…
I know you have much going on right now, and I am still keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers….so no rush for this, just whenever you are able to get to it.
Lots and lots of love, blessings and peace,
Hi Celeste, Thank you for your patience and kindness…I truly appreciate this award and have others that I am far behind on accepting, so I will hopefully follow through by the end of this week. I need to respond to all of the wonderful comments I’ve received during this tough time in our family’s lives…thank you again, for your love and support..it really means more than I can put down in words~xx
I love your poetry! Amazing! just stopped by your blog, and it was so much fun and pleasure!
Thank you so much, Shruti! I appreciate your visit~
and you might like to check on my blog at shrutitrivedi.wordpress.com too!
I will do that soon, but I’ve been “away” for the last 2 weeks, as my Mom was ill and passed away. I’ll need to catch up on responding, then I’ll start visiting again…take care~
@John-Cromwellshead: John, I’m so sorry you’ve been through this, too. Again, I can’t thank you enough for your prayers and you are in mine, as well. It’s a part of life, but not an easy part…Blessings, Lauren
Thank you dear Lauren, I take comfort knowing mum and dad are in a better place. It does not take away the pain, it does not bring them back. I thank them for giving me life, for I will spend a big part of mine remembering them.
You’re welcome, John, and I feel like you do, but now we worry about Dad. He’s doing well at 92, better than we can imagine, but he lost his gal, after 70 years of being together, so it’s heartbreaking. I do believe that God will give us strength to carry forward and time will heal. But, it’ll take some time and won’t happen overnight. Mom is in a better place and we’re so thankful she didn’t suffer long and passed peacefully. There are so many blessings and wonderful memories that we’re trying to hold onto…have a good Wednesday and thanks for sharing. It’s great support…Lauren xx
Tag! U are it!!
Thanks, Aliza, this looks like fun! I’ll follow through over the weekend, with “late” awards! Have a wonderful Friday! 🙂
Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit…one of many to come I feel sure.
\o/ Praise the Lord /
Thank you so much, Paul, I’m glad you enjoyed and I’ll be back soon to visit you, too! Take care and Blessings to you, too! By the way, our mutual blogging friend is dear Caddo~
Hi Lauren. What a lovely blog you have. Yes, I can see that you do write from the heart–my favorite kind of writing! I have looked around a bit and look forward to reading more of your poetry. Keep doing what your doing–it’s very comforting and relaxing to visit here.
Thanks so much, Jeannie! I appreciate your visits, too, and also for following me. I can already tell I’ll love your writing, too. I was just heading over your way, but you beat me! I’m glad we connected through Eric! See you soon! Lauren 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award. If you choose to accept this award, here are the guidelines: http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/
Thank you for making the world a better place with your writing.
congrats, you have been nominated for the sunshine award 🙂
spread the joy and happiness 🙂
Wow, thank you so much, Ahmad, for thinking of me for this wonderful and cheerful award. I’m truly honored! I happen to be far behind on blogging and trying to catch up, so I will follow through within the week. I hope you understand and thanks again! Also, congratulations to you, too! 🙂
thank u 🙂 congrats to u too 🙂
it;s ok 😀 we all fall behind in blogging 😀
i hope this gift would cheer u up and give u some boost 😀
i hope u will get back on track 🙂
dont forget to check out my poems as well 😀
Yes, this is very nice and does cheer me up and I will visit you soon, within a few days, okay? Take care and have a great day! 🙂
take all the time u need 😀 am not in a hurry 🙂
u too have a good one 🙂
How lovely! Well done for finding and exploring this creative outlet of writing. I have reached the conclusion that I need to do this myself. Look forward to reading more of your poems.
Thank you, Marina, it has been a fun learning experience, all in one…I encourage you to, as well, and thank you again, for visiting me and for “liking” some of my poems. I hope you continue to enjoy! 🙂
Hey Lauren, right bach atcha my friend; I nominated you for the HUG Award, check it out at my blog! xx
Thanks so much, Sharon! I just commented on your blog and I appreciate you nominating me, too! I think I goofed with that 2nd post, because I don’t think we’re supposed to accept it more than once. I believe I’m going to have to pass on following through, Sharon, only because of time constraints and the fact that I have already received it. I’m going to acknowledge you, though, so please know that I truly appreciate you thinking of me. I hope this is okay~xo
i like your blog. Your post are very interisting.
I invite you to visit my intercultural blog: http://parolesemplici.wordpress.com/mytinbox/
I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin box” where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories.
My dream is to create a intercultural blog with authors from around the world.
Do you want to collaborate for “In parole Semplici”?
I’ll wait your reply:
Happy Birthday, Lauren! I tried to leave a comment on your actual post, but it won’t let me … hoping that your day is as special as you are! ~ Love, Julie xox
Thanks so much, Julie, my day was actually yesterday, so I just edited my post….But thank you for your wishes and xo’s and for your lovely words. I hope you’re doing well, too…xo Hugs back to you!
Happy birthday youngster!
Thanks for the “young” complement, John! I can use all I can get! 🙂
Happy Birthday, you young sprout, you! So glad you had a great luncheon with your family!
Thanks, Rose, and another “young” complement, yay! 🙂 xx
Happy belated birthday. Thank you for following my journey through blogging. I am going to go read some of your words now. 🙂
Thanks, Sam, and I hope you enjoy your visits! 🙂
And, you’re very welcome, too! 🙂
Hi Lauren, I tagged you for ’11 questions’ check it out! xx
Hi Sharon, I’m sorry I’m running late, but will get to this sometime this week, okay? Hope you are doing well! Thanks for thinking of me, too! xo
ur blog is awesome! check out my humble blog soon! 🙂
I will be coming back for more of ur writing!
Thank you, Mindy, for your visit, kind words and follow! I will be over your way soon! 🙂
Thanks for following me, it’s an honour 🙂
You’re welcome, Ami…I tend to get behind on reading, but I’ll be over your way soon! Thanks so much for your kind words! 🙂
Hi Lauren! I’ve honored and tagged you back in The Commenter Award. Please visit me at this link for more info http://songsofseasons.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/new-post-commenter-award/
Thanks so much and I will follow through between now and the weekend. I’m sinking! 🙂 It’s all good, though, and I love your poetry and haiku, so I will continue to comment! 🙂 xo
I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out here: http://bulletinamaelstrom.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/the-liebster-award-my-first/
Oh, thank you so much! I appreciate you thinking of me and will follow through by the end of the weekend, I hope! I’m sinking with emails, but I’ll do my best! Thanks again and I’ll see you soon! Lauren
welcome Lauren! 😀
Wonderful blog Lauren!
Have been subscribed for months. Commenting for the first time. You’re an inspiration, all the time.
Thanks so much, Archana! Your kind words are very encouraging and wonderful for a Wednesday morning! 🙂 Hugs back!
Thank you for your inspiration… http://rlbk75.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=690&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2
Thank you so much! I’m glad my writing inspires you and I hope it continues to do so~
I love reading your blog! All of your words are so well spoken. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you so much! You’re very kind and encouraging and I appreciate it!
I too am nearing 50 and have just begun to fullfill my writing dreams. It’s never too late!!!!
Congrats, Kara, I’m happy that you’re seeing your dreams come true, too. I’ve never been published and to a small degree, that is still a dream, but i’m not sure just how important it is anymore. I’ve received more gracious feedback on this blog than I ever dreamed of and I’m continuing to write….anyway, I wish you all the best and I hope you’ll visit again! 🙂
“Very Inspiring Blogger Award”
Thank you so much, Archana, I am truly honored and so glad you find my blog and writing to be inspiring. Truthfully, I am so far behind on some past awards, that I’m not sure if I’ll be able to follow through with this, due to time constraints…but even if I don’t, I do appreciate you thinking of me and I hope you’ll understand~I’ll be over your way soon, too! xo
I enjoyed my stay and will be back again.
Thanks so much, Steve, nice to hear and I’ll visit you soon again, too!
HI Lauren, I have nominated you for the “Lovely Blog Award” and the “Versatile Blog Award”. If you will accept please drop in, http://www.positiveboomer.wordpress.com Thank you. Renee 🙂
Thanks so much, Renee, for thinking of me! Heading over your way now! xo
YOU are most welcome. MY friend with the “magic with words”. Have a wonderufl day Lauren. 🙂
Beautiful writings! Enjoyed my visit today 🙂 Blessings!
Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by! I’ll do the same soon! 🙂
Hi! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!! http://shalvikap.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/one-lovely-blog-award/
Thank you so much for this nomination, Shalvika! I’m honored and truly touched you thought of me…
Hi Lauren, thanks for visiting and following my blog. Great blog and I love your poems (haiku), so inspirational.
You’re welcome, Bob, and I have written many others that are not haiku, so if you have the time to peruse, please do so…I know what “not having enough time” is all about, but I wanted to let you know there’s more than haiku around here! Take care and nice to meet you! 🙂
Thanks Lauren for pointing it out. Obviously there are non-haiku in abundance over at your blog and I definitely noticed them. 🙂
Okay, thanks, Bob, and lately I’m dealing with writer’s block, having to work a little harder! That’s life, I suppose! 🙂
I nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Congratulations! 😀 http://astronomybythecosmos.com/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Thanks so much, Tina, I appreciate you thinking of me for this wonderful award! And Congratulations to you, too! 🙂
Beautiful writing 🙂
Thank you so much and for all of your visits! 🙂
Lauren I absolutely love your blog. You have such a beautiful writing style that just flows off the page. Keep up the great work! I will definitely be back to read more. 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind and generous words, David, and for your visit and follow! I hope you continue to enjoy and I will visit you soon, too! 🙂
Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that you’ve been nominated the “One Lovely Blog Award.” =D
Hi Rynna, Thank you so much for thinking about me, but at this time, I think I’ll have to pass on accepting due to time limits…I would love for you to pass this on to another wonderful blogger who has not, yet, received this award. I still need to follow through with a couple that are new to me. I really hope you understand and I do appreciate your support and nomination.
Thank you for having a look at my artwork as featured on Carl’s page… I really appreciate it and reminds me we don’t just send these images or words into nothingness…
You’re very welcome and it is a good feeling that all we create doesn’t just go into nothingness…I like that! Take care~
On October 19th I was invited by Esenga’s Voice to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation among fellow bloggers. I am inviting you.
For duration of 22 days, starting on October 1, 2012, two bloggers per day will be invited to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation. PLEASE NOTE: This is an Appreciation, NOT an Award.
The yearly Līgo celebration happens every summer solstice in Latvia. At this time people adorn their heads with Līgos of flowers, oak leaves, grasses and plants. They join circles around bonfires and celebrate life, and their appreciation of each other.
To fully participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation:
* Complete this sentence about blogging: ”A great blog is…”
* Refer back to the blogger who invited you.
* Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post.
Steve, Simplicity Lane http://simplicitylane.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/ligo-circle-of-appreciation/
I fully realize that because of your family concerns you will not be able to respond to my Līgo Circle of Appreciation message. Your blog is still very much appreciated. You and your family are in my prayers. Steve
I just saw this, Steve, and thank you for acknowledging my blog and for the nice things you have said…in other circumstances, I would love to accept this and pass it on. Take care and your prayers are very much appreciated, too. Blessings, Lauren
Hi Lauren, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year” award. Check it out:
Thanks so much for thinking of me for this award! I don’t know if you’re aware or not, but I haven’t been blogging since October, due to some bad news my family received. I guess you could say that I’m kind of paralyzed in the creativity department or that it has been deleted! Anyway, I did post an old poem for Christmas because I wanted to extend my holiday wishes to everyone, but I haven’t returned for good, yet, and I’m still unsure of what the future brings. So, I hope you don’t mind if I don’t pass this on, but please know that I do appreciate your kindness and I also wish you many blessings in this new year! Thanks again! Lauren
Oh Lauren, sorry to hear that. Well this year is something great to look forward to and I’ll be praying for you and your family. In the midst of your situation if you can practice Psalm 34:1 then restoration, peace, blessings, promises and inspiration will be your portion.
I’m practicing it now!
Please come back soon.
Thanks for your understanding, Tarisai, and for the Psalm. I will read it and follow it…and thanks for your prayers, too. We can never have too many! Take care, too!
Nice reading about you.
Thanks. I invite you to visit my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
50 years plus young, – just like me 🙂
Those were great years – God broke the moulds after making us 🙂
Took me sometime, but I finally came here,
Yes, 50 years plus young and they sure did, Eric! 🙂 Time is irrelevant; I’m happy you stopped by!
Hugs and love to you!
Excellent! It’s great that the technology these days provides such an outlet for such creativity as yours! 🙂
Thanks, Rick, and I agree with your comment about technology! It’s amazing how we can communicate and share our talents! Take care! 🙂
its really touching to come across your blog..wonderful to meet a sweet person like you whose feelings reflect in the poetry
Thanks so much for your lovely comment and I appreciate you stopping by. I am now following you, as I loved your beautiful writing, as well…
I had a great stay here. I am a follower now.
Thank you so much! I’m very appreciate of your time spent in my little world and thanks for following, too! Have a lovely Sunday! And see you soon! 🙂
From a poet’s perspective, you did such a marvelous and inspiring job in writing this lovely piece. Rules are good; but writing from your ‘deepest’ is better. This was a pleasure to read because I can see your heart in each stanza; each line; and each word and breath. BTW, I just found your blog, and I look forward to reading your poems–old and new! Keep the fire ablaze; and your heart the match as you write.
Thanks so much for your visit and very kind words. I hope your visits continue to bring you joy, too! I’ll be over your way soon! 🙂
Come over to my blog anytime. You might find it strange, but even though I’m a poet, I only put stories up on the blog sight. Please enjoy those. Looking forward to reading more of your stuff 🙂
Just stopping by to tell you that all of your poems always touch me deep in my soul, Lauren. Keep writing from your heart and not rules…It works beautifully.
Love and hugs xxx
Oh, Deb, thank you, my friend, you have touched my soul just from your kind words..BIG hug to you and have a wonderful Friday and weekend! xoxoxo