01 April 2014

April Fool!


You thought there'd be a new post for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, didn't you? First thing at the crack of sparrow's fart. Well, ha ha! April Fool's Day.

So I'm off to a rough start, but that's okay. The key is that we get out of the gate and start the ride. This month, I'll be blogging about all the themes related to my romantic suspense trilogy, which begins with a prequel I'm finishing up this month. Right now, that novella is too hot for readers to handle. My male protagonist took over and likes sex with his heroine. Imagine that! If I don't wrap this book up soon, they'll have to grow new body parts and this will become an erotic sci-fi story. I'll leave it to your imagination.

An interesting twist in this book, and one that was completely unanticipated, is the inclusion of musical themes. I'm not a musician, and never have been, but this year I'm particularly drawn to powerful music and unleashed passion in the voice. So here's an A+ singer - A is for Amanda - who exemplifies exactly what I mean. My heroine can belt out a tune like this. Someday, maybe I'll be able to unleash my inner singer the same way. I think I just need to believe in me.

Today's word count:

23 September 2013

Move Those Hips

Now that it's snowing in the mountains (yes, snowing!) I can get in some more vigorous exercise!

16 July 2013

Tabby Tuesday


The Cat of Cats

I am the cat of cats. I am
The everlasting cat!
Cunning, and old, and sleek as jam,
The everlasting cat!
I hunt vermin in the night-
The everlasting cat!
For I see best without the light-
The everlasting cat!


02 July 2013

Beautiful and Good Things

“Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.” ~ Ana├»s Nin
 







02 June 2013

And the Gardening Continues

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka

At last things are moving along a little in the garden. The weather has been so up and down, and I thought we'd never get any blooms. Instead we got a better flush than ever. It was truly glorious!

First here are some pictures from the new front garden bed which gets a nice curved picket fence to set off the butterfly habitat which we are just laying in.



Pippin helping out a little. When do we get to paint, Dad?


The purples and blues were glorious when the blooms popped. I'd thought I'd lost the irises in the last big snow on May 5.



And in the vegetable department, finally some salad greens, spinach, and from last year, monster parsnips!



Well, you can see from the weather map - it's up and down and up and down, even dipping down into the 30s at night.




How are things growing at your house? Any new and interesting projects? What kind of homegrown vegetables are you eating?