Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Quote

Today is your day to let go of things that no longer serve you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paranormal Television

Paranormal appears to be more popular than ever, and not just in literature. Take a look at your television. Paranormal shows are everywhere.

  • Ghost Hunters
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Walking Dead
  • Grimm
  • Dracula
  • American Horror Story
  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Salem
  • Lost Girl
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Vampire Diaries
  • Witches of East End
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
  • The Originals
  • Teen Wolf

Like a good book , the stories draw you into their worlds and leave you wanting more. I watch a few of the shows, but several I've only seen the commercials. I've grown selective about what I watch, because the shows take time away from writing.

What shows do you like?
Any recommendations?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Quote

You've always had the power my dear, 
you just had to learn it yourself.
   --Glinda, The Wizard of Oz

Sunday, April 20, 2014


I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.

Sunday Picture

Photograph Property of Annie Rachel Cole

Too bad the Easter Bunny didn't leave this for me to find.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Quote

I'm in love with writing, 
but sometimes I swear it hates me.
   --Buffy Andrews

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Picture

Picture property of Annie Rachel Cole
Quartz Skull (Houston Museum of Natural History)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring in My Backyard

Spring smacked my backyard while I wasn't looking.

Hello! It's April.

It's supposed to be springtime, but the weather has been up and down. It's definitely getting warmer, but we've had some cooler (almost cold) days mixed in.

So what happened in my backyard?

First, the grass started turning green but taking a closer look, the yard was filled with weeds. So what did I spend an evening after work doing? I helped DH pull weeds. Big weeds, small weeds, clover and everything else was yanked out of the ground. pulling weeds by hand is effective, but I don't recommend doing it for any long period of time. It's tough on your hands and your back.

Yes, we did spray weed killer. Unfortunately, the weeds seemed to like the stuff.

I have a variety of fruit trees in my backyard. They are all in various stages of flower and fruit growth. The trees are covered. Only time will tell if the fruit makes it to full maturity.

The trees and bushes have leaves popping out all over their limbs. It's crazy seeing all the different shades of green.

And then what happens over the weekend?

We get a weird cold spell. The good thing was that it wasn't really cold, cold, just in the 50s and 60s. The best part--we got some desperately needed rain. My lemon and lime bushes (not big enough to be called trees) are finally putting out leaves. They're a little behind the other trees and bushes in the yard.

So even with the crazy Texas weather, spring has landed in my backyard.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Quote

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
   --Dr. Seuss