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Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Miscellany

Writing. Writing. Writing. However, I did take a Miscellany break yesterday and lazed a bit in the garden--translation-- I worked my you-know-what off, but at the end of the day this was my reward.

I'd forgotten this clump of white iris, but there they were once I'd cleared the winter weeds. 
Just on the edge of garden these nutmeg scented purple and white iris burst into bloom. "Hey it's spring! Look at us." I think that's what they said, but they speak Iris, so I could be wrong. 
Euphorbia! They prefer to be green and greener and they grow where it suits them best. Plants seem to have a true sense of self. They know what they are and how they want to do things. They're much smarter than some people I know. They're definitely smarter than I am. 


Now here's a guy who has an issue with territory. Take a look at this greedy little tyrant. He'd be a great character in a story--sort of a winged Napoleon.
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Be sure to visit In the Throes of Thursday when I start the series on what I've learned since I started writing. I'm starting with characterization. CU Thursday! Meantime . . . back to WRITING. I have 1,000 words to put into some meaningful order by next Sunday. Awk!


20 comments:

  1. Your flowers look beautiful!
    Our forest is just starting to pop with bright green. One of my favorite times of year! Waiting for the flowers to follow!

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  2. Lee, those flowers are lovely reminders of what we'll be seeing here in a few weeks (only daffodils so far) ... thank you!! Good luck with word count; I have all the faith, dear friend!

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  3. Oh, I love flowers. Such gorgeous photos.

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  4. Thanks for the invite to visit - bookblogs is great for finding new sites... Your flowers are gorgeous - we are still mired in gray rainy coldness, so you really helped brighten my day!

    Thanks again for the visit/follow - I am now following you and look forward to your Throes of Thursdays (what a great and interesting series)!

    jill-elizabeth

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  5. Beautiful flowers! I've been looking forward to your series on what you've learned. Can't wait!

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  6. Fabulous! What zone are you in? I have many of the same plants in my yard. :)

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  7. What a beautiful garden. The only way I'm seeing flowers this month is in pictures (our winter was brutal) So I'm living vicariously through your garden!

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  8. The Zone! That's hard to determine because while we're between 15 and 16, we're up in elevation, so I just guess as to plant.

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  9. I'm glad I posted this for peeps still waiting for spring to pop. Hope that's soon for you.

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  10. beautiful flowers, what a great way to start a new week

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  11. Oh lovely garden! And 1,000 words are all yours...you get 'em girl!

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  12. I speak Iris, and that's exactly what they said. ;-)

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  13. Beautiful pics... I find myself so relaxed and in the mood to write when i am in my own garden- it just sets the mood!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, i am now a follower :-)
    Jayne

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  14. Beautiful garden! I spent the day in mine yesterday, too.

    I found you through book blogs and signed up to follow. My coauthor, Stephanie is going to your fb page to like it. Please stop by our blog for our middle grade novel: http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

    ~Jess (I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my book- wires are crossed somewhere!)

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  15. I'm jealous. You don't want to see pictures of what it looks like around here. Not pretty at all. The spring flowers (plants) are just peeking through the soil, and the grass is yucky and dead. :P

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  16. If I had a garden like that, I'd take breaks too!

    Good luck with your 1k!

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  17. Flowers are so pretty, but I don't have much luck with them. :( I'm not a gardener. Just like I can't sew more than a button. Let's hope I'm better at writing! LOL

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  18. Stunning garden - you've an amazing green thumb!

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  19. Wow! Your garden is amazing...can't wait for things to start blooming in mine. I'm glad you took a writing break to share your flowers with us!

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  20. Those are beautiful!! I wish spring would just get here already. I'm sick of these cold, rainy days.

    I've passed on a blog award to you. :) Come and check it out!
    http://tabithaolson.blogspot.com/2011/05/stylish-blogger-award.html

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