Tag Archives: Update

Landscaping The Yard: An Update

I mentioned that one of my current projects is landscaping the yard. And the yard started out looking *rough* for our 1/10 acre lot around this detached townhouse. It started out pretty plain – a weed barrier with mulch overtop.

Our first mission had been building this retaining wall this past summer for stormwater and snowmelt management.

Then I put in two front garden patches. I have my little garden faeries. I spell that with the “ae” because they’re *special* and little gargoyle things. I bet they come alive at night and are Daddy Longlegs ranchers. I’ll take a video sometime about the unusually large population of Daddy Longlegs living in my garden beds around these little statues. I have no issues with other bugs though!

By the front door I have my little freeze thaw resistant flower pot and my rodeo rider.

For today’s interlude, here are some flower pictures. The flowers are flourishing now that they’re in the ground.

In the back yard against the garage wall I plan to plant this radiant honeysuckle.

I love the color orange. It is my favorite color and finding an orange Chrysanthemum made me very happy.

I’m honored that Glowing Goddess Skin (not a promotional link) featured one of my Chrysanthemum photos from the garden.

The next flowers I plan to add are taken mostly from here. I love dark colored flowers and by having them mixed in with brightly colored ones, I believe this creates a nice balance.

I would also like to add Hydrangeas and Peonies as the finishing touches next spring once the sod has been placed and we have a sense of how the honeysuckle is filling in along the garage wall.

What are your favorite flowers? What do you value most in landscaping?

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this brief update on the garden. I hope you are making the most of your time at home and the beautiful autumn weather. Be sure to like, comment, and/or share if you would like to see more updates on our garden and landscaping. Stay happy and healthy!

Thank you for reading ❤

So… Where am I? What’s Next?

Update: 11 May 2020

I’ve been trying to write this update for days. Every time I get a chance to sit down at the computer to try to write it I am called away from the computer because life is hectic for everyone right now. I finally wrote the first draft using my phone and many days later this is finally posted.

I had to take a step back for a bit. I have a box of books and I’m going to focus all review related efforts on until further notice. My schedule for 2020 has been taken down for this reason. Once I have figured it back out I will post a new, revised schedule.

I’m not accepting any new book submissions officially until I have 2021’s structure figured out – I’m working on getting that up. I am working on updating the website to reflect this as well.

I’m sorry to anyone whose books I haven’t ordered yet or hadn’t received yet. Though your book is not here, your books are next. I will be prioritizing books as I receive them and working through them as I have the energy.

Contest Updates

Later this month I will be posting the winning story from the writing contest. The winner is LHWesterlund. She wrote this awesome piece that I can’t wait for everyone to read 🙂

Writing Updates

What else is going on? I’m writing short stories. If I work my butt off I might finish 2 WIPs by end of 2020 instead of only 1. Woo! As always, check out my work over at Coffee House Writers. I have a serial going called ”Waking Up” currently discussing the main character waking up from a coma. The main character has to piece back together who they are, but nothing they’re being told is adding up. Check out: part 1 | part 2 | part 3

What Should You Expect?

  1. I’m going to start writing more often, possibly daily. These may be in the form of short blog style posts for my own sanity. You will see a new category called “Personal Blog”
  2. I will be trying to get back on track with the book reviews
  3. You will see a new category pop up for “Works By Guest Authors” – this will be where you can expect to see writing contest winners’ works.

Thank you for reading. Without you this would be words sent out into the void.