Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Spring projects

     This has to be one of the strangest bouts of weather for our area. Is it Spring or Fall? One day beautiful, clear and warm. The next windy, rainy and cold. Even though Mother Nature is undecided, there are still outdoor projects to accomplish.
     I love the outdoors. I spend hours tending my flowerbeds, vegetable garden and turtle pond. This year, the turtle pond got a much needed expansion.
This is the before picture. Note the fence on the far side of the pond. It runs directly beside the plants. The waterfall also needed a bit of attention before it could be started.

This shows the expansion. They now have a playground. Have to say battling with this fence alone was tiring. I was sore, and cut up all over by the time I was done. Didn't realize just how out of shape I was until I fought a roll of fencing and pounded in post through grass, dirt and rock with a heavy sledge hammer.

The completed project. The fence moved. A pathway cut through the plants. Plants relocated to the new fence line. Stone placed so they have a location for sunning (if the sun ever comes out for any extended period of time). The waterfall is functioning. Now if the weather would cooperate, I'd have a relaxing place to sit and write. Just waiting on the sun.
This is the start of project number 2. Didn't take a pre-picture. Should have. Before we began, there were those large railroad ties shaped in a triangle around the stone. Over the years, they got broken and rotted, so we finally removed them and expanded the flowerbed to include around the wine barrel, which covers the well. Can't wait to finish this and plant flowers in the entire bed.

As far as writing has gone, I finished a short story, which was supposed to be a horror romance, but I feel it leans a bit toward a heavy paranormal with romantic elements. I'm off to the next manuscript. I'm finally feeling the flow of creativity and loving every minute of it. 
This was my last release:
It's a Sci-Fi Romance
It's available @ http://bit.ly/27v3DAH
And @ Amazon: http://amzn.to/25aByzU

Tara Nina

Paoni Warrior Shia must capture or kill Kal, an escaped Lanius—the worst of alien criminals—but she has no idea who she is truly up against.
Kal knows his imprisonment was unjustified. Turning the tables, he takes Shia captive, igniting her curiosity and a lust she can’t control. But siding with him will put both her heart and her life on the line.
 Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
An adult scifi romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher’s Note:  This story was previously released in the Alien anthology.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous! This looks so pretty and relaxing.