I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! – not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
Thou winged blossom, liberated thing,
What secret tie binds thee to other flowers,
Still held within the garden’s fostering?
Will they too soar with the completed hours,
Take flight, and be like thee
Hovering at will o’er their parental bowers?
Highlands and horses and dogs, oh my! Chickens and kitties and snakes? OH MY!
Enjoyed a fantastic writing retreat last week at Whiskey Belle Ranch with Shannon Baker and Wendy Terrien. We worked hard on our books, laughed a helluva lot, and shoveled poop–real poop!–horse poop, that is.
Things did get riled up when Bubba the bull snake slithered into the chicken coop to cop an egg. Twice. But we corralled him, relocated the rascal, and carried on with our critter care while also writing and brainstorming.
Thank you, Bob and Alanna for sharing your amazing Ranch!
(And thank you, Wendy, for sharing your fabulous photos.)
Available now from Amazon, Armed and Dangerous includes opening chapters from ten romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press!
Lethal Refuge by Vonnie Hughes Iron Cop by Sally Booth Proving Ground by Stanalei Fletcher On The Surface by Margo Hoornstra A Serenade to Die For by Janet Fogg and David Jackson Wounded At The Lake by Mitzi Pool Bridges Caged Souls by Gina Leuci Keeping Hope Alive by Fran McNabb Broken Ties by Gloria Davidson Marlow Peril, Passion, Peru by Eve Dew Crook