Tuesday, August 31, 2021

It's Tuesday

 In The Garden


I was talking to the granddaughter on the phone. They had recently moved to a different house. I said, "So you've got a greenhouse now."

She paused a moment then I heard her ask her mom, "Do we have a green room?"


The house actually came with a greenhouse.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Did You Know

 Did you know, Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark expedition,  was Thomas Jefferson's personal secretary?


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

It's Tuesday

 So Blogger Buds,

Or in your garden?

AND...It's a dog's life.

AND...Poems and Paintings

The Arts Council had a gallery showing based on poems.  Two artists chose one of  the HH's.

Remembering a snow scene


The snowflakes fell steadily

Out of a pewter sky.

 I stood at the edge of a meadow,

Just outside of the tree line.


There wasn’t even a hint of wind

To rustle some dried limbs.

Nor the flutter of wings

Or stutter of a squirrel.


If not for the falling snow,

It would have been as if

I stepped into some artist’s landscape

Hanging on the wall

Of someone’s entryway.


The total lack of sound

Created its own kind of

Sensation: the rotation

Of the earth as it hurled

Through the universe.


After forty years

The scene still lives

As pristine as ever

At the center

Of my consciousness.






What's on your desk? Got flowers? Dogs? Spoiled critters? Poems? Paintings?

Friday, August 20, 2021



For the paperback readers, GIRLS SUCCEED is now in paper. Wouldn’t this make a great gift for a young lady?


TAGLINE: Empowering girls to Dream Big!

BACK OF THE BOOK: Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women by J.Q. Rose

Discover the inspiring stories of sixteen contemporary women who had ambitious dreams when they were girls.

Find out how they made those dreams come true!

Readers cheer for these amazing women when they follow their lives to discover how they overcome obstacles and crash through barriers to complete their goals. Learn about their workday and the achievements in their chosen careers.

Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women includes stories about 21st-century women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals and crossed the country behind the wheel of an 18-wheel semi-truck and more. Meet the people who mentored these dreamers and helped them to negotiate the curves and bumps along the way.

With resources related to the occupation, girls can dive deeply into the career and the woman's life. The accompanying quotes inspire girls to work toward making their dream careers come true.

The Girls Succeed Reader's Guide, included in this book, suggests project and discussion ideas for classroom teachers and home-school educators to expand on themes covered in the book.

Author J.Q. Rose uses her experience as a classroom teacher and her storytelling skills as an author to inspire girls to dream big!

Amazon Link to Paperback  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09B3FXN4R

eBook Link     https://books2read.com/JQRose



Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, J.Q. Rose is “focused on story.”  She offers readers chills, giggles and quirky characters woven within the pages of her mystery novels. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard and Dangerous Sanctuary released by Books We Love Publishing.  


Using her storytelling skills, she provides entertainment and information in articles featured in books, magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. With her non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women, she returned to her first love, writing about real people. J.Q. taught elementary school for several years and never lost the love for teaching passed down from her teacher grandmother and mother. She satisfies that aspect of her character by presenting workshops on Creative Writing and Writing Your Life Story and creating a book for life storytelling, Your Words, Your Life Story, based on her workshops. JQ decided to take the advice she gives to her workshop participants to sit down and write their stories. BWL Publishing released her memoir, Arranging a Dream, in January 2021.


Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She and her husband spend winters in Florida and summers up north with their two daughters, two sons-in-law,  four grandsons, one granddaughter, two grand dogs, four grand cats, and one great-grand bearded dragon.



Horse trainer, competitive dressage rider

World and national champion cyclist

Children’s book author and artist

Medical Doctor

Cooking Professional

Technology expert and filmmaker

Christian minister


Medical scientist

Olympics gold medalist in women’s ice hockey

Semi-truck driver


Social worker


Professional Clown