Tuesday, September 29, 2020

It's Tuesday

 Greetings, Blogger Buds. Hope your weekend, and Monday, was a good one.

I am just stunned. My Iris is blooming again. I thought I'd get my one or two re-blooms and that would be it, but it's still a going;)


 


I bought and planted some more bulbs and baby mums. The tulips I planted last year didn't come up. I have a sneaking suspicion, my little gardening buddy dug them up, so I planted these deeper. Let's hope that wasn't a mistake.


Got bulbs? Got helpers?


Friday, September 25, 2020

Weekend Wishes


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Wondering why the tools? The bro has just finished building his third house, nearly single-handedly.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Did You Know

 Did you know red, blue and yellow vegetables and/or fruits can keep your heart from getting achy, breaky? They contain antioxidants that protect the heart.



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Writerly Wednesday

 



And a copy and paste from Alex Cavanaugh's blog:
Urgent! My friend Roland Yeomans is homeless due to Hurricane Laura. He lost almost everything and if he doesn’t find a place to stay by the end of the month, he will be homeless and lose his cat, Midnight.
You can help him by donating to his PayPal account - rxena77 @ yahoo.com


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

It's Tuesday

 Greeting Blogger Buds,

Hoping everyone is doing well.

My news this week. My first audio is out. I'm used to seeing my words in print, but the first time I heard them, versus reading them, it was...startling, but in a good way. If anyone would be interested in a listen in exchange for an Amazon review, shoot me an email and I'll send you a promo code. FYI: I'm guessing you have to be in the US, since I have problems gifting to folks outside the country. But if interested we can try it.

Available on iTunes, Audible and Amazon

MATEO’S LAW:  https://tinyurl.com/MateosLaw

His deputy is a Southern transplant with a voice of honey and mouth of a trucker. He and his blood brother no longer speak. And he’s got a secret that would stun those that know him best. Other than that, it’s business as usual for Sheriff Mateo Grey.



AND...

The eternal garden pics:




AND...
RIP, RBG.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Did You Know

 Did you know, that if you publish a book in Norway in the Norwegian language and it meets quality control,  the government will buy a thousand copies and distribute it to their libraries? Let's move to Norway:)



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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Writerly Wednesday

 


I'm not sure who gets credit for this one, but thought it was pretty clever. (From twitter.com)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

It's Tuesday

 Greetings, Blogger Buds. Hope everyone is safe and healthy, especially our friends on the west coast. Here's hoping you get buckets of rain.

More garden and cat pics. Yes, I'm a person of limited interests:)



Another Iris and Herbert (so named by Birgit of BB Creations:) pic.


Tuesday's question for US residents. Please answer only if you are comfortable with it. Do you plan to vote in person or by mail?


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Did You Know

 

Did you know that in the first presidential election the president and vice-president were chosen by electors named by state legislatures. The electors had one ballot and could  name two men. The man with the most votes would be elected president and the man with the second most votes VP. Behind the scenes, Hamilton lobbied to keep the votes down for Adams so that Washington wouldn't be embarrassed by the number of votes Adams received.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

It's Tuesday

 Happy Tuesday, blogger buds. What's new in your corner of the world?

We have a couple of black swallowtails now intermingled with the yellow swallowtails. There is one black and one yellow that are always dancing around.  We can't tell if it's a turf thing or a romance:)

A couple more garden pics. I didn't realize Mr. Frog's leg was so dirty:)

And...Lookee. Lookee. This is the third time this year for this Iris to bloom. I've never heard of an Iris blooming three times in a year.  Have you ever had one do that?


AND
One of the SILs sent this vid out. I got a huge kick out of it and think you will too.

So do you have your dancing shoes on or your gardening boots?:)



Thursday, September 3, 2020

Did You Know

 Did you know, Krispy Kreme's new shop in Charlotte, NC has a twenty-four hour packaged donuts vending machine?



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

IWSG Wednesday

 

The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.

Thanks, as always, to Alex Cavanaugh, founder and Ninja Captain extraordinaire and our awesome co-hosts.

The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog.  Remember it’s optional.

September question: If you could choose any author, living or dead, to be your Beta reader who would it be and why?

Another great question.  First let me say, I’m very happy with my Beta readers😊 That said if I were to choose any author it would be Suzanne Collins.  She brings an immediacy to her writing that draws the reader in and pares down her wordage till every word counts. Her stories are lean, mean and hard hitting. Well maybe not mean😊 but definitely lean and hard hitting.


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August/September reviews in no particular order.

 


INTO DARKNESS by Rob Horner

This is the continuing saga of the Richard girls and their fight against evil. The sisters possess the uncanny ability to see and recognize demons. Demons that are out to destroy them. They can also see the white light  surrounding the angels that have come to protect them. Each day is a challenge, but especially when the youngest is facing a life and death surgery that will put the entire family at their most vulnerable. Will good triumph or does evil win out?

Order here

 



A WHITE CAT FOR CHRISTMAS: Life and Love in Alaska by Cherime MacFarlane

The author had me at rescue

A white kitten. A hunky hero. And a feisty heroine.

A kitten rescue is intertwined with a crispy-fresh Christmas romance. This feel good short is one of a series set in scenic Alaska. It’s a stand alone HEA.  Grab your hot tea, coffee or wine, put up your feet and enjoy.

Order here




ROMANCE REKINDLED: A Far Haven Tale by Diane Burton

This was the first book I've read by this author and I found it totally charming.  The story was well written. The characters developed and the world--in this case town--building spot on. It was a warm, feel good read that I just slid right into. I have been reading mysteries, thrillers and sci-fi and  found this to be a lovely change.  The story pulled me in and made me feel I had been picked up and set back down in the middle of the story. Kudos to the author on a job well done and a story well told.

Order here

 



VAN DYNE’S ZUVEMBIES by C. W. Hawes

Paranormal meets horror.

Pierce Mostyn is part of a deep undercover government investigative team that investigates monsters that most of the human populace don’t even know exist. The cunning creator of most of the horrors they track: Valdis Damien Van Dyne.  This time he’s created a black brew that turns young women into zombie-like killers.  It’s a race against the clock for Mostyn to learn the secret and shut down the plant before the brew is released into the water of large cities and creates an apocalypse.

I was curious about the brew and would like to learn more about how it was made and what in it turns the young women, though this is the first book of this series I’ve read so this may have been touched on in one of the previous stories or may be touched on in another.

Order here

 



Trad:

THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham

This story is about a small handful of attorneys who do nothing but pro bono work for those who are in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, most on death row. The story centers around Cullen Post who is not only an attorney for the innocent but also an Episcopal minister. It’s an easy, well-written read.  Here’s my favorite paragraph:

“What are you getting at, Frankie?” I snap. “I’ve already confessed. I had a long night, too much to drink, too much to eat, a rather nasty cigar, and I slept on the porch like a dead man until a really big cat pounced on my chest at three in the morning and scared the hell out of me. How was I to know it was his rocker? Neither of us could go back to sleep. So, Yes, I have some cobwebs. My eyes are leaking. I’m covered with cat hair. And I feel like death warmed over. There.”


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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

It's Tuesday and September

 Can you believe it's September? You know what that means...Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. We've been spending Thanksgiving with our daughter and SIL for several years now and I really hope we get to this year. Unfortunately,  COVID will have a say in that. As of now we are playing the waiting game. And while we are waiting, and since it is September, here's some pictures of fall in the mountains. 







And a few more pictures from Longwood Gardens, PA







As a gardener, I must admit to being a bit envious of that pink rose:)
I hope your week is off to a good start and turns out to be your best so far.