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Straw bale-writing. learning

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  Sharing other people’s stories with readers helps me as a writer to learn, too. Nearly ten years ago, I wrote a story about a young adult who grew luscious tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers and more -- on straw bales. At the time, my husband and I had settled into our home that has over an acre of land, but no garden because of various concerns (bad soil, deer, trees). We tried straw bale gardening, and it was an explosive success. This year, my husband bought a couple of straw bales in which we’ll plant cherry tomatoes and peppers. Here’s to spring.  

Icons of food, flowers, ‘flubs’

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  Here’s a composition that includes Valentine’s Day icons: steak, baked potato, bread, and flowers. The one thing that makes this photo reflect real life is the electronic device in the background. I could have “edited” it from the frame. But not.

A fire, storm coming

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  As January soon turns to February, I await a winter storm that’s coming. My husband has brought in wood from outdoors in anticipation that we might need a fire in our fireplace. Images of cozying up by the fire with a Good Book flood my mind. Good writers create good books. That’s good for me.  

Moon morning

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  When I arise early in the morning to take a walk outside before I start my day, it’s an added wake-up moment to see such a beautiful moon.

Eight-legged writer’s block

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  Nothing else quite paralyzes me with fear than a good old, big, ugly spider. The one pictured here is a spider that sunned itself one morning on a tree log near my potted mums. The spider I had my husband take care of days before was near my trash can in my home office. “That was big,” he said, after I screamingly asked him to hurry into the room to get the spider. Fear I can’t write with spiders nearby.

'Bee cause'

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COVID Reasonings -- For Many

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Many restaurants in Custer, South Dakota, posted COVID-19-related reasons why things just weren't normal.  I  have no such excuse for being late in blogging for the month of July, thus the Aug. 1 post.