Category Archives: summer

The Alone Girl travels

Most anything was worth it, the Alone Girl thought as she gazed out at the meadow. The grass had a hay-like smell and the world was clean and heavy with dew. In the near distance, the apparition of a lake … Continue reading

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Lovely summer

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  Henry James is responsible for the above quote and I agree with him.  There is something magical about a summer afternoon.  Dogs … Continue reading

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What songs are on your music device?

The main character in my novel, The Quarry’s Child, Meg Riley, has eclectic tastes in music.  Her iPod, iPhone and iPad contain a wide variety of tunes.  As a child of the 1970s, Meg’s musical foundation lies in Classic Rock.  … Continue reading

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“I know I don’t get there often enough/God knows I surely try/It’s a magic kind of medicine/That no doctor could prescribe.”  –Jimmy Buffett, “One Particular Harbor” This is a sentiment that runs through my head quite often.  My one particular … Continue reading

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Cobblers, crisps, buckles, grunts and a pan dowdy…

Are all of these terms as confusing to you as they are to me?  You’re not alone.  These wonderful desserts utilizing fresh fruit have been around for centuries and in our rush to streamline every facet of our lives, they … Continue reading

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Tannins and lake water…

Many lakes, ponds and streams are affected by the tannins present in leaves and wood that find their way into these bodies of water.  Since I was never a chemistry student, I won’t bore you with scientific information but the … Continue reading

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Summer…

“Summer…it turns me upside down…” that beginning line to the song “Magic” by the Cars sums up summer to me.  It is by far my favorite season of the year, followed closely by autumn.  Why do I love summer?  Is it … Continue reading

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