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”
Hi! Great to meet you and Copper today…I think you’re the first poet I’ve followed and I look forward to having a poem to brighten my days Thank you…(did you see my email about the correct link for my blog?)
Thanks so much for following and I just got home from work, so I haven’t seen your other comment, but I’ll look for it. I write about life, from the heart and a lot of romance, just so you know! 🙂 I hope you do enjoy and I look forward to getting to know you, too!
Welcome to the Wonderful World of 50 ;).
Thanks, Shandra! We’re well acquainted now, as it’s been two years since I arrived! 🙂
And four for me! 🙂 Such fun indeed!
Congrats to you, too! So far, so good! 🙂 Thanks for visiting and for following! I’ll be over your way soon, too!
Hi Lauren, I nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award, check it out on my blog. xxx
Thanks so much for thinking of me, but I stopped accepting awards awhile ago due to time constrictions with family, job, and trying to keep up with reading other blogs…I hope you understand, my friend, and Congratulations to you, too! Hugs!
aloha, you are hereby nominated for the amazing Liebter Blog Award,
your so lucky 😀
here’s the link 😀
Thank you so much! I appreciate this honor, but I have to be honest in saying I haven’t been accepting awards for awhile now, due to time constrictions.So, thank you again and I would understand if you wanted to pass it on to someone new…Congratulations to you, too! 🙂
its OK 🙂 maybe next time 😉
Thanks again, Ahmad, and I also remember that this award is for new blogs with 200 or less followers; I’ve been blogging for almost two years now, so I don’t think I fall into this category. But, again, I appreciate you thinking of me! Have a wonderful day! 🙂
I don’t know abt this rule 😀 and I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now 😀 and Idk how many follower I’ve got 😀 but things are real slow on my blog since I was in the army 😦 so am trying to reconnect 🙂
u too have a lovely day 🙂
Love your poetry! I am all new to the blogging world and learning to navigate my way around. I will be back to read more of your poetic offerings. All the best to you and thank you!
Thank you very much! I appreciate your kind words and I will visit you soon, too! I hope you continue to enjoy my poetry!
Hi, Yes I will continue to have a stroll around your blog! As you will see, my blog is rather scant, so my aim for this week is to make one entry a day. Enjoy.
I just visited you and your writing is beautiful with emotion…love it. We all start “at the beginning” so just do what you can. One hint, don’t forget to tag your poems and posts…that will bring more traffic, too. I’ll be back! Enjoy your evening! Lauren 🙂
Beautiful and awesome creative writing poetry! 🙂
Thank you very much! 🙂
Your confluence of emotion and perception is palpable in your poetry and from it I can acquire some semblance of quiet. Oh, and thank you too for stopping by my blog. All the best to you…!
Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I appreciate you taking the time and am humbled you’ve enjoyed your visits here…wishing you a wonderful weekend!
I look forward to getting to you know you – I love all that I’ve read so far – your writing speaks to me more than many others’.
Oh, thank you so much, Pooky! That’s very nice to hear..I write from the heart, that’s me, and I look forward to getting to know you, too! I’m glad Christine introduced you on fb! 🙂
Me too! From the heart seems like the best way forwards and it certainly makes for some beautiful poetry that is a joy, and not a labour, to read x
Hello, just ‘found you’ via another blogger – saw your comment – & I’m looking forward to reading your poetry 🙂
Light & Blessings
I appreciate you taking the time to visit here and to leave all your wonderful comments. I look forward to visiting your blog, too, and getting to know you!
Hugs and blessings,
Loved your writings.. 🙂
I wonder why didn’t I find your blog before!
God Bless 🙂
Thank you very much and there are so many blogs out here, it’s very easy to not find me! 🙂 I appreciate your visits and will visit you soon, too!
God Bless you! Lauren
Keep writing! Your words inspire all of us!
Thanks so much, Thomas! I appreciate your visit!
Do either of your children have blogs?
I’m just curious. I’m more around their ages than yours, and I wondered if the writing gene passed onto them.
I think they both have old blogs that are probably a thing of the past. My daughter’s is a poetry blog, as well, but my son’s is a photography blog. He doesn’t care for writing like us girls! 🙂 But it was his idea for me to start this and it’s really been a great experience.
On a space walk Lauren, and dropped in, .. thoroughly enjoyed my visit xx. ..
Hi Pen, thanks so much for stopping by and I’m so sorry I missed your comment! I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again, also! I’ll be visiting you soon, too! Take care! xxx
Happy Birthday, Lauren! [reminded by our mutual friend, Deb: http://adamsart.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/happy-birthday-lauren/%5D
Funny how we share common dates [very close anyway]… our First Date Anniversary [5th and 11th of December] our husbands birthdays [27th and 28th February] – and finally our birthdays [25th and 21st March]!
…and they say that star signs are nonsense!!!
My very best wishes for a fulfilling and joyful year! hugs 🙂 xxx
Thank you so much, Marina, and I love how we share similar dates on all of these wonderful occasions…although I know I’m ahead of you in years! 🙂 I’m so sorry I missed your birthday, too, so I’m sending many belated hugs to you and I hope you had the best day ever, my friend! Thanks again and have a wonderful day today, too! ♥ xoxo
Ah, thank you, Lauren. This is your day, enjoy it!!!
It’s the beginning of your wonderful [I know these things! ;-)] year! 🙂 hugs and xxxx
Well, I hope you have a wonderful year, too, my friend, and thanks so much for your lovely words and friendship! Many hugs back to you! ♥ xoxo
Nice to meet you Lauren ! I so much like your profile and your poetic talent !
I love poerty and I always do my best to see what is deeper behind the surface of the verses …
Warm greetings from Greece, Doda 🙂 xxx
Thanks so much, Doda, and I feel the same! It’s nice to connect through other bloggers we know and I’m glad I found you, too! And you’re in Greece? Wow, a destination on my bucket list! 🙂 Have a lovely day! xx
“I’m an amateur poet” Well for the life of me I couldn’t find that amateur here. Thanks for following.
Thanks for your kind words, John, but it’s there, trust me. 🙂
Lauren Dear !
You are such a sweet person from every point of view ! I liked your profile and your poetry from the very first time I came across your blog.I reckon we share the same feeligs and we are on the same wavelength.I feel really lucky our roads crossed ; I’m an amateur blogger and I don’t post very often,but I have met some nice people like you on WP and this is very stimulating.
Keep your poetic work going,it’s so captivating and moving.I can see many sides of myself between your verses and I can also read your inner thoughts and your warm feelings between the lines … Stay well my friend ! Sending love ♥♥♥ & king thoughts your way ♥♥♥
Doda 🙂 xxx
PS : English is not my mother tongue,I use it as a foreign language ; please overlook any structural or spelling mistakes.Thank you !
Aww…Doda, you are too kind in all that you’ve said and I also feel like we’re on the same wavelength. It is nice when we meet amazing people on WP; I’ve met so many in the 3 years I’ve been blogging and now you are one of them! I feel the same way whenever I leave after visiting your world, so keep shining for all of us and your English is just fine. Don’t even fret about it! 🙂 Be safe and keep smiling and I’ll see you soon! Sending much love and many hugs your way! ♥ xo
Congratulations on your book! Your poetic skill is lovely.
Thanks so much, Anna! I appreciate your kind words and visit!
Thank you for this beautiful sharing.
Thanks so much, Louis!
I finally was able to get to follow your site after much hunting around.
I wondered why I was following you yet not getting any updates.
It appears I had to actually click on follow on your site, even though I have you in my settings.
Now to get my mate Aussie Ian to follow you.
Aww, thanks and WP offers many glitches. I’ve had trouble with getting email notifications and finally got it all fixed. Hope you continue to enjoy your time spent here! 🙂
Love your blog. My best to you and your family. We’ve been where you are.
I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!
Hi Tokoni, thanks for stopping by my blog and I will visit you soon! I wish you all the best in this new year!
A fellow poet, how wonderful. Feel free to visit at mine when you get the chance. 🙂
Thanks for your visit, Nomzi, but I’m on a little blog break right now and I’m not sure when I’ll return. I will visit you when I do though…take care!
Hello Lauren, I appreciate you letting me know. Have a lovely break. 🙂
Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 🙂
You’re very welcome, Jackie! ♥
What a great day to be here! When you are having your 5th anniversary. I have already said happy anniversary elsewhere; but let me repeat it. May this blog become a greater blessing this year than ever before! And may you forever shine through it!
Thanks so much, Ngobesing! I appreciate your time spent here and your warm thoughts and wishes. I hope they come true. 🙂 Have a blessed weekend…
Thank you very much, indeed!
Dear Lauren – sorry to contact you via your blog, but I’m not sure if my emails are reaching you as I haven’t received any replies. I wanted you to check your poem and biog in the Bennison Books poetry anthology in aid of The Book Bus. Could you email me? bennisonbooks (at) gmail (dot) com
Thank you 🙂
I’m so sorry! I haven’t checked that email in awhile, have had some health issues this year. Anyway, I’ll check the bio, and thanks so much for reaching out to me here. I’ll reply to your email as well. 😊
Love your work. I find it quite uplifting. Keep writing great stuff. Take care. 🙂
Thanks so much, Adil! I appreciate your kind words and visit. Have a wonderful weekend!
I am so sorry to hear about your father. I helped him make his Memory books last year. I have an email to you and hope that you will contact me so I can send that message to you. Wonderful poems!
Hi Linda, thank you for your kind words about my Dad and poetry. You can email me at email@example.com, and I look forward to hearing from you…
Hi Lauren! Wonderful to meet you and I look so much forward to read more from you! I love poetry, it´s like a magic potion that unfolds thousand upon thousand of wonderful images in my mind and I deeply admire those who can work its magic! 💕
Hi Sarah, and thank you so much for stopping by. Whatever you read here, I truly hope you enjoyed. 🙂 I’ll head over your way again soon, too. Lately, I posted some festive poems for Halloween, but I touch on romance and nature often also, and whatever else inspires me. So, I hope you’ll return. 🙂 Thanks again, and have a lovely day! 💗💗
Hi Lauren, I will definitely return to read your wonderful poems! Wish you a beautiful day too! ❤ ❤ 🙂
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A welcoming page here Lauren. Your compassion for your family jumps off the page here. 🙂
Thanks for your lovely words, Debby, and so sorry for the late reply! It’s been great getting to know you!🌷
Never apologize Lauren. The beauty of blogs is they are always here. 🙂 xx
Thanks, Debby. That is the beauty, 24/7. 🙂 Hope you have a great day! 💗🌷
Thanks. You too Lauren. 🙂 xx
Great to meet you through Annika’s blog – I’m looking forward to reading your posts. I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Thanks so much for visiting, too, and it’s great to meet you, as well. That’s the best part, meeting new people through friends here on WP. Hope you had a good weekend, too. Our’s was great and busy with our son’s college grad party on Saturday. It turned out great, but now we can relax. 🙂 Wishing you a great start to your week!
Hello, Lauren, it’s lovely to meet you here. Thank you for visiting my blog as I’ve now taken a spin around yours and am enjoying the views you present.
You’re welcome, Sharon, and I’m about to peruse more around yours, too. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your visits, so far, and hope the enjoyment continues. 🌷
Hi there, thank you for dropping and saying hi, I do love meeting new people here at wordpress. I have to say I have met many amazingly brave and beautiful people here.
Looks like you and I are blogging twins both been here 7 years and both having the privilege of knowing Betty.
I started my blog to write out my physical and mental pain after my accident so my blog started off a tad on the miserable side. I hope I have grown now and write poems, stories and even sagas on much wider and happier themes.
I am , as I said pleased to meet you and look forward to reading some of your posts 💜
Thanks for stopping by, Willow, and I hope you enjoy your visits here, too! I started my blog when I turned 50. My son nudged me into trying something different. But I never thought I’d last this long. Although, I’ve taken many breaks along the way, I’m still hooked. 🙂 I’m sure you are writing on happier themes and look forward to reading them. But life isn’t all rosy, so it’s beneficial to write from all emotions. There is always at least one person they will resonate with. Hope you have a wonderful start to your week. 💕
I am glad you said I should still write some darker posts because I do… I also have a rant! But on the whole I can honestly say that blogging and bloggers have saved my life and it still gets me through dark times. I hope you also have a good week and again I say I am very pleased to meet you. 💜💜
Ranting is good! And I’m so glad to read that bloggers and blogging has saved your life. That gives me goosebumps! And I feel the same about meeting you. I’m only sorry it took me this long to visit your corner of WP. 🙂 🌷🌷🌷
Funny isn’t it we bumble along like ships that pass in the night for years the suddenly bump and we meet 💜
Exactly! 🙂 ❤🌼🌸🏵
I’m following you now, too, so look forward to getting your notifications! 😊💗
Me too you 😊
Thank you! 🦋🦋🦋
I am so glad you found me, Lauren. Synchronicity in our Global Village (as Grandfathersky calls it) is a joy. I love the picture of Copper ❤ Hugs for you and yours. I look forward to reading your posts. Jane ❤
I am, too, Jane. I’ve noticed you on Eric’s blog and other’s also. That’s the beauty of this virtual world, expanding the friendship circle. Thanks about the photo of Copper. He’s a big baby. Thanks for following and visiting, too. I look forward to getting to know you better. Hugs to you, as well. 💕🌻🌼
Hi Lauren, I can’t seem to get in touch with you via facebook; you’ve disappeared from my friends list too and I’ve no idea how that’s happened. And when I type your name to search for you, you don’t show up. Have you gone off facebook? Ruth got married recently and I wanted to show you some photos.
Hope you are all well.
Love Chrus ️xxx ❤️
Hi Chris, I’ve been off of fb for a few weeks again. I’ve been working on a 3rd poetry manuscript and FB takes up a lot of time. My focus has also been on blogging and writing. I’ve seen some of the beautiful photos from Ruth’s wedding, but you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to see more. I actually was in the hospital since Friday but came home yesterday, have more testing this week. I’m glad to be home but things aren’t resolved. I have more testing this week and am staying home from work today. So, now I’m behind on blogging and not really in the mindset for it. Not sure if I should post about it either. Anyway, I hope you’re doing okay and think of you often. Sending hugs and love…
Hi Lauren, your reply stopped mid-word! 😊❤️
My computer went wacky, so I just edited it and sent. 🙂 xo
Hi Lauren, Is there such a person as an “ordinary woman?” And then I see “extraordinary.” Possibly every woman is extraordinary on some level. Your “About me” contains many layers that resonate with me. 🙂 I look forward to reading more. Erica
Hi Erica, thanks for visiting here too and I agree with you insofar that every woman is extraordinary. I’m glad you can resonate with some of my “life” layers and I look forward to leaning more about you also. Have a good day. 🌺
So nice to learn more about you, Lauren. There is no such thing as an ordinary person, in my opinion, and a contented life is something extraordinary worth celebrating each and every day. Happy Writing!
Hi Diana, thanks for visiting and I agree with you. Well said! Happy writing too and I just went through some old writing projects today, tossed some, saved others for another time. Sometimes I wish I could finish each one in a night. Wishful thinking!
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Hi Erica, I just commented on your post, but thank you again SO much for including me in that glorious collection of inspiration. One of my favorites so far. Woods, Blooms, and Words, what would we do without them? 🙂 Stay well, my friend. ❤
Beautiful! I look forward to reading your books! 💞
Thanks 🙏🏻 and I hope you enjoy them. I’m working on a new book now of poems and personal stories. A slow process. 🙂 Take Care. 💜
It feels good to come across your blog. I am a new author of fiction on the block.
Would you care to support me with my forthcoming book, “The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories” which is currently under publication?
I’d be happy to buy a copy of your book once it’s available and thanks for stopping by.
Take care, Lauren
Thank you. I would surely keep you informed as and when the book becomes available.
Sounds good. I wish you great success when it comes out, Shakti. Have a good weekend!
Dear Lauren, your writing is upon my heart. You have a wonderful eye for what sounds of nature to describe in such poetic terms. Thank you.
Thanks so much for visiting my page, Joanna, and for your lovely comment. I appreciate your visits to my blog and look forward to perusing your site. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a comment’ it’s nice to connect with you, and have a wonderful evening. 💕
Dear Lauren, I really appreciated your writing skills, you are very skilled blogger. your poetry and short tales are so awesome. thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much, Vikas! I appreciate your visit and kind words.
Dear Lauren, it is a delight to know you here. Your writings come to me as classic as old California might have been before the web age. I felt apart from family, love or loss, the centre of your expression is nature. And nature envelops me too.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment, Narayan. 💕
Hi Lauren, nice to discover you via our shared participation in the Wordcrafter 2 relationships anthology! Like you I write about nature, light and dark and practically all my writing includes poetry, even my YA fantasy novel. Poetry is my heart. ❤
Hi Marje, thanks so much for popping in, and it’s nice to meet you also through the anthology. I look forward to visiting you to read more of your poetry, too. Nature always inspires, doesn’t it? 🙂 I also admire all fiction writers because that’s not my genre. So, it’s wonderful that you’ve written a YA fantasy novel. Thanks again, and see you soon! 💕
Thank you Lauren, yes indeed, lovely to visit you and thank you for your kind message. 🙂
It’s good to get to know a little more about you. Your thoughts on writing and the subjects that you write about are close to my heart as I write about the same. Looking forward to reading your beautiful writing.
Hi Smitha, thanks so much for stopping by and it’s great to know that we have similar means of inspiration for writing. I hope you enjoy your visits.💗
Hi Lauren, I’ve been trying to get my kindle account to open so I can buy your book. But, my account’s locked because my number changed. I hope I can access it soon.
I’m sure I’ll enjoy my visit. I love how you write❤️.
Thanks for looking into my book, Smitha, and I hope you can access it soon too. 🙂 just so you know, it is available in paperback if you decide to go that route. Thanks for your kind words also, and it’s always good to connect with new writers. 💖💖
Lovely to meet you, dearest Lauren. Blessings on all your endeavors. Xoxo
Lovely to meet you too, Selma, and I’m happy to connect with you here. The friends we meet through other friends is one of the special things about this wonderful blogging community. ❤️🌻💐
Nice to encounter you here, Lauren.
Hi VJ, thanks for stopping by! 🥰