Category Archives: A to Z Blog Challenge – April 2013

The blog challenge using each letter in the alphabet during the month of April. I used my Pinterest Boards as inspiration for the writing subjects. It was a fabulous experience of discipline for a writer. I highly recommend it.

Reflecting on My ‘Survivor’ Designation – #atozchallenge

I can’t help but think that earning this #atozchallenge ‘survivor’ designation sounds like I made it to the other side of an ordeal. Nothing could be further from the truth. I consider the experience a break through in my writing … Continue reading

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Z = The End #atozchallenge

Z = The End This last letter in the alphabet signals an end to the 2013 #atozchallenge and that ending is my reflection today. As a first time participant, I have enjoyed the experience immensely. I learned a lot! Setting … Continue reading

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You are so Beautiful…#atozchallenge

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON MUSIC- It takes a moment to load, but please wait. I’m so proud of being able to add music, I want you to hear it and see the blog at the same time, otherwise if … Continue reading

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X Marks the Spot #atozchallenge

X isn’t an easy letter to write about in the #atozchallenge, but a friend told me a story that made its way into my novel, Greening of a Heart, that reminds me of the expression X marks the spot. I … Continue reading

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A Water Feature in the Garden #atozchallenge

April, a door opened to the back garden on a perfect clear cool morning. I can hear the birds in full chorus and the sound of water running in the fountain.  If you have room for a water feature in … Continue reading

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The Borrowed View -#atozchallenge

The Borrowed View  The term ‘borrowed view’ is a design technique that maximizes the sense of space in the garden by bringing glimpses of the landscape beyond into view. I have benefited from this view having built a home and garden … Continue reading

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London Underground Posters #atozchallenge

The London Underground was formed in 1885, but its history dates back to 1863 when the world’s first underground railway opened. Today, London Underground is a major business with three million passenger journeys made every day, serving 275 stations and … Continue reading

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The English Tea Party -#atozchallenge

“My mother often brought a tray of tea, cheese and crackers to my father and me before bedtime. I still drink tea with milk and sugar. My favorite tea parties are for children, but any occasion becomes special over tea. … Continue reading

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‘Show Offs’ in the Garden -#atozchallenge

“There are always ‘show offs’ in a garden that can’t contain themselves. Their exuberance can take your breath away and cause you to rush off to buy more.” SFH  I consider Clematis to be ‘show offs’ in any garden. The … Continue reading

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The Reader – #atozchallenge

@Sally Rosenbaum -Artist How different my life would be with out reading and writing. When I was quite young, my father built special bookcases so I could shelve the many books he bought and gave to me; classic children’s literature like … Continue reading

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The Quintessential English Interior – #atozchallenge

QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH One of the things I enjoyed the most about writing Greening of Heart, was conducting the research for the book. I wanted to represent the most perfect or typical example (the definition for the word quintessential) of things … Continue reading

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Patio Dining – #atozchallenge

 I discovered the pleasure of patio dining in my first life when my Southern mother-in-law gathered her family around a table in the garden for a meal. Martha White was a Southern cook who made her own bread and put … Continue reading

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