Writers of the Future Contest – Silver Honorable Mention

Ego time for a moment, here. I’m on a list. No, I’m not on the top of the list. The story in question isn’t getting published yet. Still, I’m pretty proud of this and therefore I feel the need to let you know about it.

Photo Tuesday: Pepper Time

There’s a lot to be said for a decorative pepper. *looks around* Ok, look, I don’t have a lot to say about these peppers. They’re colorful, I guess. I’m not really sure what the endgame is for these guys, but the new house lets us grow all kinds of things …

Making the Move to Rochester Above

It’s been quiet around here for a while, but I still exist. My family has been swept up in the great chaos of moving. We’re not going far. It’s only about a mile, really. But the move takes us to Rochester Above and we’re super pleased with the new house. …

Photo Tuesday: A Boring Old Hosta

  Nobody ever cares about hostas. They’re space fillers. They come in so many varieties and then they just sit there like *blech* in your landscape like a leafy turd. Sometimes they’re nice, though. These hostas are on the side of my house where I rarely see them. It rained. …

Photo Tuesday: Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise is a fantastic flower, both in its color and its crazy, crazy stamen. I’d accuse it of compensating for something, but, um, stamens kind of ARE the flower’s male sexual organs. So. As our summer season draws to a close, I find myself finishing a project. …

Photo Tuesday: Clematis

The clematis is one of my favorite flowers in my landscape. Every year it surprises me, because it’s really only visible from the hammock. Anywhere else in the back yard and there just isn’t a sight line to it. Nap for a little bit in the garden, though, and you’ll …