Monthly Archives: April 2012
Well, it’s a good thing I posted the “before” images of the garden last week, because things aren’t looking so good this week. Some pretty severe thunderstorms moved through the midwest on Saturday, some towns near us reported golf ball and even baseball sized hail. We were lucky to only see nickel to quarter-sized chunks of ice, but it came in three rounds, along with a great deal of rain and one episode of winds so strong I really thought it might be the approach of tornado. Continue reading
Here’s part two of last week’s story. I hope you enjoy it, and if you stick around to the end I have some questions for you to help me figure out more about our main character.
Thousands of brightly colored birds chirped, sang, and squawked about the arrival of morning, creating such a racket that I couldn’t even pretend to sleep. I didn’t know where to go or what to do, so I sat in the little hollow high up in the tree where I’d spent the night until hunger, thirst, and other primordial needs finally drove me out. Continue reading
D.D. Falvo- A fantasy writer extraordinaire who is finishing up her first fantasy series StarDust. D.D. has a beautiful blog titled Drakaenwood, you can find her on Facebook at D.D. Falvo, and she’s on Pinterest (but I’m not there yet so I can’t link to it). I can also tell you that she is smart, kind, and willing to help out a friend in need. Take a moment to pay her a visit! Continue reading
Ah perennials, those lovely little plants that only require one season of labor and then provide for a lifetime. I really love perennials, don’t you? Here’s a quick photo tour of what’s growing on the farm.
A single drop of rain raced along the broad surface of the spade-shaped leaf that stretched out in front of my hiding place. It followed the intricate pattern made by the indentations from many snaking veins until it finally found the downward sloping valley at the center of the leaf. It picked up speed, as well as nearby beads of water, until it finally reached the pointed tip. It clung desperately to its final point of contact and I willed it to hold on. Continue reading
I’m very excited to introduce you to Sonja, the artist behind Shadedfaces. It is her work that you see in this post today. She draws portraits and sketches with mechanical pencils, and they are amazing.
Sonja was hesitant to guest blog, because she is a self-professed perfectionist and was concerned that she would not be able to write a story that met her exacting standards. (Hmmm, hope this one does :))
Intense and gritty, this hard sci-fi thriller is a must read for any fans of the darker places that speculative fiction can take you. James Knapp has blended the best elements of the first and third person perspectives in order … Continue reading
I have officially been tagged in the Lucky 7 Meme. Margaret of The Story Addict tagged me, and another friend Rachel of You Are What You Write both shared seven lines from page 7 or 77 of one of their stories. Here’s mine. From page 77 of Empyrean, because page 7 is still part of the character index and glossary…
He returned to the rocky ledge where he had begun this day. Continue reading
Last week we had the opportunity to farm sit for some wonderful friends so that they could take a little vacation. I know I’ve mentioned these friends before because we have swapped farms on several occasions. We’ve traded farms at Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past two years as well as watching over things for each other for a weekend here or there throughout the year. It has been such a blessing because as anyone who has ever managed or lived on a farm knows, it’s nearly impossible to get away. You can’t exactly ask just anyone to “please check the mail and, um, could you milk the cow while you’re at it?”
For quite a while now I’ve been doing a weekly post called Foodie Friday where I have shared some of my favorite foods and lots of my favorite recipes. I’ve enjoyed it, mostly because I love good food, but as I mentioned recently I also love novelty. That’s why I’m thinking of trying something new.
If you love Foodie Friday and want to continue scribbling down my recipes or laugh at my cooking mistakes, let me know.
If you want to try something new then please help me out! I want to know what you want to read.