Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Followers...

I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who follow my blog. Please accept this bouquet from me. It's very important for me to know you. I follow almost all of your blogs. When I don't know (or can't remember... CRS Syndrome, you understand?) where we've met, it leaves a hole for me. If we haven't talked, please go to my Profile page and e-mail me. I'd love to know more about you.

Loving talking to you all,


Writing Science Fiction Romance
Real Love in a Real Future

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Memorial Day Prayer...

Hear, O Soldier who sleeps!
O Soldier who faithfully awaits the final trumpet
of your Commander-in-Chief!
Hear O Soldier who sleeps!
We honor you for defending us and the freedoms
which we hold dear.
Remember as you dream, O Soldier,
That there are those who still honor your sacrifice...
and your Commander-in-Chief.

The Meaning of Memorial Day

If you have the inclination, and would like to help our servicemen and women, and their families, the following links are all highly rated by charity watchdog organizations:

National Military Family Association
Fisher House ~ helping military families


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Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Secret Garden, April and May 2009

By the end of April, my German Bearded Iris had faded (but only for the time being, since I have rebloomers). Now, my Amaryllis have come in and are still blooming. My Daylilies have just begun. They'll reach their peak about the first of June and continue until Fall. But, that'll be for next month's blog.

As far as blogging about about my garden in April... once had to suffice, both then and now. I am too busy working. Spring is work time. All flowering shrubs such as forsythia or azaleas must be cut back within six weeks of their blooms ending so that the blooms for next year aren't obliterated by the prunning. Same for wisteria. This doesn't even cover the grass which just topped my knees.

There are also the flower beds to be cleaned. When you live on dirt which could truthfully be spelled c-o-n-c-r-e-t-e, one must weed while the gound is soaked by the Spring storms or it doesn't do a bit of good. Roots left in the ground multiply. And, for heaven's sake, don't forget preventing errosion! Holes must be filled, and liriope planted on hillsides. The liriope comes out of the beds which are being cleaned, and... it's a never ending circle.

Then there is the vegetable garden. This year we moved it under the bedroom window because of the deer. We had very fat dear last year when the garden was away from the house. We got three tomatoes, and the deer got the rest, as well as the squash, the peppers, the eggplants, and the mellons. I hate Bambi! The Supreme Poodle Pasha Zackery has his work cut out for him this year. Keep the deer away or no lasagna, dog! Don't tell me that you weren't warned.
And MaxieCat, don't even think about letting up on Chip and Dale! The first time that I see one of my plants disappear down a hole, you are getting the terrible lecture, cat!
And people wonder why my children don't respect me!

Hoping your Spring is wonderful too,


Writing Science Fiction Romance
Real Love in a Real Future
5/19/2009 Garden Update:
The Peonies have finished blooming and the Confederate Jasmine is in full fragrance. Gee it smells good around here. :-)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Editing Letter

Lara Zielin has nailed it. This has to be one of the most clever vids that I have seen. Lord help me, and gentle reader please forgive me. I hope that this doesn't totally screw up the load time of the page. I have unbelievably slow dial-up, and it takes me forever to download a vid, so I will give you the YouTube link in addition to embeding the vid here. Here, gentle reader, is what writers endure...

Have fun. Happy writing,
Writing Science Fiction Romance
Real Love in a Real Future