To a Butterfly

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Photo by Richard Fogg

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!
~William Wordsworth

 

 

Leap of Faith

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Photo by Richard Fogg

There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith. ~ James Cameron

Infinite Beauty

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Photo by Richard Fogg

Day after day
Pictures of infinite beauty
If only we have eyes to see them.
– John Ruskin.
 

Misfortune Annie is on sale on Amazon!

Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper is on sale on Amazon in both ebook and paperback!  Yeehaw!

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Thou winged blossom

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Photo by Richard Fogg

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
Irrevocably free,
Hovering at will o’er their parental bowers?

~ Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Flight!

Flight

You voluble, 

Velvety 

Vehement fellows 

That play on your 

Flying and 

Musical cellos, 

All goldenly 

Girdled you

Serenade clover, 

Each artist in 

Bass but a 

Bibulous rover! 

~  Norman Rowland Gale

Writing Retreat at Whiskey Belle Ranch

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.)

The Osprey

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swooping claws snag water’s prey
flapping fish in flight
~ Jim Smith

 

Photos by Richard Fogg

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Eye level

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Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
~ Henry David Thoreau.
Photo by Richard Fogg.

Armed and Dangerous!

51CADeQfNSLAvailable 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