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Monday, May 1, 2017

She's Baaaack!

Yes, she is.

I hope all who participated in the A to Z Challenge had a good time, made new friends and became reacquainted with old ones.

It took some doing, what with spring arriving (which meant pleasant mornings weeding and prunning) but I did manage to finish the first round of edits to my book A Piece of the Sky. Now on to second round. Here's my messy work area which I submit as proof.

It's kind of amazing I got it done what with yard work, running errand, and generally being lazy.

One of several weed piles. Hubby takes care of all the plants - watering, planting, fertilizing, etc. I weed, prune, and work with rocks... we make a good team.


Left to right: Pavonia, brown-eyed Susan, horse mint, standing cypress, purple cone flower, in the back on the trellis, a purple morning glory. Behind the Cone flowers, a purple sage. (Do we like purple or what?)

 In the tropics we call it coral shower, in Texas it's queen's wreath.

 More brown-eyed susans and corn flower - volunteers.

 More cone flowers and yarrow putting on buds, with rain gauge waiting patiently.

 Honeysuckle and, on the fence, clematis aka leather cap. We have a total of nine different kinds of vines in our yard. I'm in charge of vining and pruning - except for the ivy, Hubby and I have to work together on that one!
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Being Thankful
Today I'm thankful for, what else? SPRING! As Eloise would say, Ooooooooooo I absolutely LOVE spring!
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What are you thankful for? Been working on any writing projects? Working in the yard? Do you like to weed and/or prune? And tell me, how do you feel about vines? :) 

24 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good break and got your edits done. Yes, I'm thankful for spring too.

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    1. Well, the first round of edits, at least.

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  2. Awesome the first round is done. I can see how taking care of your yard took up some time though.
    I enjoyed time off last month as well.

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    1. At least the time spent in the yard was enjoyable, not saying the editing wasn't but... not as fun as being in the sun.

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  3. I'd love to have a vine growing over an archway like that. We finally got one to take on a rack around our mailbox.

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    1. We may have made a mistake with it...but we'll probably keep it, pruning it back as much as we can.

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  4. I love that vine over the archway! Congrats on getting the first round of edits done!

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  5. Welcome back, Bish! So glad your time away was productive and you got not only those edits done but some gardening, too! Here's to a lovely spring.

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    1. So far it's been a long a lovely spring, Lee. This morning it was 43! Just about unheard of for the first of May.

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  6. I love the arch for the honeysuckle! Great idea! I love spring too, love being in the garden - doing anything!! Great job, yours is lovely!

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    1. Yup, spring is definitely my favorite time of year.

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  7. Hi Bish, I’m going with Spring too. I am so thankful it has finally arrived (well, it had, but it’s been wet and cold for the last two days!) Your garden is lovely. I can’t bring myself to call it a yard because when I think yard, I think timber or scrap. We speak the same language but with different connotations. Have fun with the Book Spine Poetry, but I warn you its addictive. :)

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Our yard isn't really a garden, but it has it's moments where it imitates one pretty well. :)

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  8. My sister's a gardening nut. She'd love your yard.

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    1. Lucky for me, Hubby is the plant man. I tend to kill them.

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  9. I love your office. I'd feel at home there.

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    1. My office is a small corner in a room Hubby and I share. It's close and cluttered but somehow I manage to get things written!

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  10. Hi Bish - fruitful April you've had ... it looks so well cared for - and now you can hunker down and write some more ... enjoy - I'll be thankful when the sudden burst of cold and wet goes away and Spring really appears! cheers Hilary

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    1. As long as it stays cool and we have enough rain, the yard looks great. When it gets one and dry in the summer it can start looking pretty brown and ratty. But such is life in Texas.

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  11. Your garden is just beautiful. And congratulations on finishing your editing round. Good luck with the next one.

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  12. Love your garden! I tried to grow yarrow before I realized I don't have a green thumb. I was unsuccessful. But I think the soil/climate isn't right here where we are, even though we're not that far from you.

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  13. It feels good to be one with A-Z and get back to, um, writing? LOL! I have two, no three, WIP that I need to get finished!!

    DB McNicol, author & traveler

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