The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

What lovely flowers! Beth is so talented!

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“Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.” ~Lou Erickson~ This quote repeated in my mind while I weeded this afternoon. The sun came out after cold rainy days and the meadow shone like a green jewel in the glorious light. All was bright and beautiful.

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“Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.” ~ And a lot of herbs, flowers, wild flowers, vegetables, and weeds.  Many of my plants were sown by the birds, or carried in by the wind. My goal is to have a garden for butterflies, bees, birds, and people to enjoy. The cats like it too.

“The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.” ~George Bernard Shaw

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I’ve spotted this little warbler in the back garden. They migrate through in the spring and fall, wish they’d…

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Life Is a Process

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20160503_141034 A bud or the beginning of an idea. Flowers, like many of our books, begin small.  We don’t know how they will grow. If we pick them too soon they might not mature.

20160516_134755 Buds become flowers and more buds appear on the same plant. One idea leads to another. Rushing the process can make an idea sour. Some plants need more care than others. Some ideas hit us like a tidal wave and wash over us. Other ideas hit in small waves.

get-attachment This could have been my new author photo, since I no longer wear glasses. However, no glasses meant a squint. A photo in the sun equals a squint!

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If you enjoy romantic comedy, check this one!

A sweet contemporary romance reminiscent of Parent Trap movies. Single parents raising eleven year old daughters must try to resist the ploys their children use to push them together as well as…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Ask nicely and I’ll tell about Mama’s big bad fart in the library where she worked.

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Today for a chuckle, I’m sharing a post from my favorite writer, a classic Dave Barry post about learning to drive (with his mother.)  Happy reading!

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“When I learned to drive a stick shift, it took me a while. My mother taught me, and I can remember the two of us yelling at each other a lot as the car, with me at the controls, would lurch forward two feet, then stall, two feet, stall, two feet, stall, and so on, causing our heads to be flung violently back and forward, back and forward, like human windshield wipers. To travel just one mile that way would have required several weeks and thousands of aspirin.”

Do you have a funny story about spending time with your Mom? Please share your comment below to win a copy of my ebook novella, I Love You More, about international adoption and forever families.

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For the Love of Coffee and an Italian Cookie Recipe

The coffee part sounds good, but I don’t drink coffee. I do, however, love cookies! Try this recipe and don’t lick your screen!

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Nothing is more perfect than that first cup of morning coffee. Or you can enjoy coffee midday for a pick-me-up, or to cap off the evening alongside a sweet Italian cookie.

The following are tips to make a perfect cup of coffee:

First, remember these three facts:

  • Use filtered water: the fewer impurities, the better
  • Regardless of which type of coffee machine, use the correct proportions, which are:
  • two tablespoons of grounds per eight ounces of water. Then adjust to your taste.
  • Use the right grind for your machine: it differs by machine. As a general rule, the more time coffee grounds are in contact with water, the courser the grind should be.

The following are the most popular type of coffee makers:

Automatic Flat-Bottom & Automatic Cone: These are both very similar: water pours through the coffee filter and basket into a pot, and only differ by the shape…

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Fifties and Flustered

Lord, how I remember feeling this way, Actually I still do sometimes!

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I debated with myself about whether to write on this topic but staying true to my commitment to creating the best life I can for myself, I pushed aside my fear of exposing my personal weaknesses to the world.

So, is it just me or did anyone else feel flustered after turning forty or fifty?

Well, I did.

In my thirties and forties, I could juggle three tasks at a time, now I struggle with managing one. Sometimes it’s a little scary. Especially when words like dementia and Alzheimer’s lurk around the edges of my brain because my mom was diagnosed with dementia after suffering a few strokes.

I kept telling myself that I’ve got to start taking better care of myself. My intention to do this is sincere, but my body and brain doesn’t want to corporate. Instead, my brain takes so long to accomplish a few tasks that the day…

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Writer loses Mind

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Okay, that is a slight exaggeration. For the past month I have been working on blogs and editing short stories. I have also been editing 2 novels. I’m now preparing for a launch party for one of my authors. I was so involved that I forgot to send people to the blogs and comment on them. Major embarrassing realization. Some of my peeps filled in for me.

SOOOO, Come here and join the launch party   https://www.facebook.com/ARomanceCaper/?fref=photo

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Book two of the Crimson Series returns to the world of the ancient Dhampir. Vampires, shape-shifters and a witch hunter bent on murder. Caitlin and Raven must work together to stop the murderer before Caitlin becomes his next victim.

http://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Hearts-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01DK6KEAQ/

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase 
An excellent follow-up to Crimson Dreams. A beautifully developed stand-alone novel that continues to…

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LOVE SPRING AND FREE BOOKS!!

Who doesn’t love to shop for free?

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Haunting Refrain   A story about heartbreak and love that withstands the separation of death.
When Sarah Overby found ghosts in her attic she hesitated to tell her best friend, William McKeown. She didn’t think he’d understand. Telling him he lived a previous life as her husband would make him think she was crazy.

William has adored Sarah forever, he just doesn’t realize this isn’t the first time he loved her. His feelings for his best friend are changing, but he doesn’t believe in ghosts, reincarnation or lasting romantic relationships.

Love, Lust, and Sweet Tea.

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On Edna Mae’s 40th birthday she buried her controlling father and lost…

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