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Spring Came Early This Year

Spring came early to the Southwest this year, and I’m taking a quick break from writing to share it with you.


The lilac bush is on the verge of bursting forth with blossoms. It smells wonderful when you stand underneath it.

Third picture of cherry tree branches by Lynn Kilmore

 

 

The cherry trees are in full bloom. They’re beautiful.

Another picture of cherry trees by Lynn Kilmore

 

 

 

Here’s two pictures of what you would see if you stood under the cherry trees and looked up through the branches.Picture of cherry tree by Lynn Kilmore

Spring has returned, and I am glad to see it.

Cheers, Lynn

P.S. My activity on blogging and social media has gone down to almost nothing¬†because I am hard at work on finishing the edits to the sequel to Cubicles, Blood, and Magic. The finish line is in sight, though it’s beginning to look like the novel will still come in at 1/3 longer than the first book.

Dreaming in February of Spring

There’s still quite a few weeks to go until spring arrives, but today I decided to share some photos from last spring to get one in the mood for its arrival.

Picture of spring flowers

Picture of spring daisies Each year we get a lot of daisies in the back yard, which survive the entire summer despite the dry heat.

third picture of spring flowers
Spring will be here soon. Until then, keeping dreaming of it.
Cheers, Lynn

Sage in Bloom with Purple Flowers

Picture of blooming sage taken by Lynn KilmoreLast year I planted sage in the garden for cooking, and this spring I was given an unexpected surprise since I’d never grown sage before.

The sage bloomed.

And not only did it bloom, it did so with those tall strands of bright purple flowers that you can see in the two pictures in this blog post. They’re so beautiful to look at that while Zane Grey probably wasn’t writing about this particular plant in my garden when he wrote the novel Riders of the Purple Sage, I like to now imagine that he did, because a meadow full of these blossoms would be stunning to ride through.

Picture of purple flowers on sage taken by Lynn KilmoreThe honeybees are thick among the purple flowers all day long, as well as some butterflies. In a park or an arroyo near my house there must be a hive with sage-flavored honey.

Right after a rainstorm, the moist scent of pungent sage fills the air. It’s such a clean invigorating scent. I can understand why it would be so helpful in dried form for smudging ceremonies.

See you next week, Lynn

 

Peace Among the Roses

Picture of roses while standing next to themI try to post on Mondays so that it’s off the “To Do” list before the week gets too far gone. But as you can see from the date, this is being posted on Wednesday.

There’s been a couple of crises that erupted behind the scenes in the past few days, and so writing this post got pushed back so I could concentrate on getting a handle on things before they got out of control.

All of us, sooner or later, face serious troubles and tribulations. All of us have times when the problems come on so thick and fast that it feels like we’re trapped in a rowboat during a raging sea storm.

I’ve learned through trial and error that it can relieve stress to walk outside for fifteen minutes, and just go on a short walk, or go wander through a garden.

This time of year, I like to go out into the garden and stand among the roses.

Picture of a rose taken by Lynn KilmoreI tend to let the roses bushes grow too high before I trim them, so right now (being rather short), I am nose-to-petals when I stand next to them.

But it’s amazing how much peace can be found by just standing by some roses for fifteen minutes.

There is peace to be found by a rose bush … a cherry tree … a winding path through the pine trees …¬† or a prickly pear cactus in the desert. It’s there, waiting, if one goes in search of it.

Until next time, Lynn

 

First Roses in Bloom Last Week

Picture of roses taken by Lynn KilmoreThe roses began to bloom last week, so I took some pictures at the same time that I took pictures of the green beans sprouting in the garden.

The roses are hardier in the desert here than the lilac blossoms. While the rose petals dry out, the bushes keep blooming all summer long if I make sure to to trim the bushes monthly.

When the summer breezes are coming from the right direction, the rich scent of roses in bloom reaches the back porch. Their scent and beauty makes even the dustiest hottest summer day a moment of joy when I gaze at them.

I hope you all find a moment of beauty this week.

Until then, Lynn