Archive for August, 2013

Red Door Labor Day Sale!

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Just in time for back to school.   Fourteen Red Door Authors offer you fourteen fabulous stories for only 99 cents a piece.  Four days only!  So get them while they’re hot! (And 99 cents!)

Red Door Promo

 

 

Endgame by Dee Davis

Tall, Tatted and Tempting by Tammy Falkner

Behind the Mask by Linda Winstead Jones

The Love List by Deb Marlowe

Lord Rotheby’s Influence – The Series by Catherine Gayle

My Favorite Major by Ava Stone

Second Chance by Lori Handeland

Lady Revealed by Jane Charles (Amazon and Barnes and Noble Only)

Kick Start by Caren Crane

Angel Unborn by Andris Bear

The Holding by Claudia Dain (Amazon and Barnes and Noble Only)

Drive Me Crazy by Marquita Valentine

More Than a Governess by Jerrica Knight-Catania

Unmasked by Michelle Marcos

 



Welcome!

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

IMG_1100Hard to believe that I’m actually here!   But I’ve been in Connecticut now for just over two months.  And I’m finally feeling like I’m not buried in boxes.  Still having troubles figuring out where everything is, but hey, it’s a good problem to have, right?  The gardens are still spectacular even as summer is fading.  Half the fun has been discovering various plants as they begin to bloom.  Lady’s Mantle, Bee’s Balm, Phlox, Peonies, Hydrangeas, and a myriad of other spectacular plant life.

Bleeding hearts are a new discovery.  Along with wild ginger and some of the most incredible iris I’ve ever seen.  Also there are pinks, and butterfly IMG_1062bushes.  Three gorgeous Rose of Sharon trees.  And the lilacs in early spring were amazing.  I have a wisteria that is crazily still in bloom.  No idea why, but I’m not complaining.  I even found to roses buried amidst a huge thicket of other growth.  A red and a white.  Can’t wait until this winter to get in there and cut them free.

Obviously this is a garden that has been well loved.  There are columbines, ladies slippers, IMG_1098lilies of the valley, day lilies, black-eyed susans, daisies and several flowers I’ve yet to put a name too.  I’m hoping next year to add dahlias and maybe gladiolas.  And definitely some tulips.  And maybe even some larkspur or foxglove. The height would be nice I think.  I’ve got herbs growing on the patio and also a small tomato plant, currently harboring four tomatoes.   We’ve got a wildlife all over the place, so no room for a full blown vegetable garden until we can build a fenced area.  So far I’ve seen rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, dear, and a couple of as yet unidentified rodents.

And that’s just the garden.  The house, as old as it is, is full of discoveries too.  But that can wait for another time!   For now, I’ll just say how glad I am to be here.  And how glad I am that you can join me once in a while!