That means your house has good insulation, right? I was shocked to go outside and find it was 71 degrees out first thing. It is winter! Strong wind blowing, felt great, walked back inside and it feels like I have the air conditioner on. I don’t, but it felt like it. The temperature will drop again, but it’s just such a shock to be this warm, this early in the morning! In winter! My flowers think spring has sprung. I’m afraid we’re going to get a shock and end up in the Ice Age one of these mornings. Flagstaff, Arizona had the first major snowstorm, 36 inches of snow, they’ve had in 104 years, so, no telling!
I’m 2,000 words ahead on Wolff Brother and I hope to keep up the pace if I can. The more ahead I get, the less behind I get when I have to do more edits on other books that need final proofing and whatnot. And then I can start on the next deadline book.
African daisy and coreopsis in bloom!
So my friend tells me that her weather app shows it’s going to rain. Mine shows fog. I took the dogs out and got drenched. Her app was right.
Have a super lovely day. I’m writing while I’m drying out. So much for weather reports!
Coreopsis, marigolds, giant zinnias, and gerbera daisy
We were supposed to have a beautiful storm, lots of rain, didn’t happen. BUT, it did cool down a bit last night and I was able to pull more grass. I had to water though. First thing at 5 am, it was beastly hot again.
I did finish edits on You Had Me at Shifter! I’ll be re-reading one scene over again this morning, turn it in, and then working on some more edits on SEAL Wolf Surrender. I also worked on Claiming the White Bear last night. I think that gives me 13,000 words. 57,000 more to go!!! So I need to type up my notes on that.
And today, I hope to get the St. Patrick’s Bear done and Santa ready to ship tomorrow.
I reached over 4,000 words yesterday–76,000 to go, and man, we had a 40-degree drop in temperature and it was rainy all day. It was nice, really. If I’d dressed warmer. I kept thinking it was going to warm up! With a rainy day and blustery wind, it was chilling! I must look at the weather forecast more often.
These are pink gerbera daisies (filled with rainwater), yellow coreopsis, and red ranunculus (buttercup). What’s neat is that they’re all perennials. Like my stories, they keep coming back, keep growing, and are beautiful. Well, at least the flowers are. lol
It’s still cold! But I bundled up better today. The dogs won’t go out without me and I’m rushing them to do their business. At least it will warm up soon, and it isn’t as cold as the blue north. I think my friends in Minnesota and Chicagoland and all those other cold places won’t ever get out of the deep freeze. Sending warm wishes to melt the snow!
Most flowers I know what they are when they bloom. The buttercup (ranunculus, purple flower), the pink daylily I just planted and it’s the first to bloom of all the daylilies I’ve planted. The azalea (lavender with water drops on it), the coreopsis (golden flower, had to do a search on it, because I’d forgotten what it was), and the other mystery plant, have no idea! So it’s like Christmas in spring!
Every year I plant more perennials, because I like to see them take hold and expand, rather than just add annuals that have to be replaced every year. I have planted some in the past–pentas, because the hummingbirds love them, but I’ve run out of room for them.
Every day, it’s like Christmas as I check to see who is blooming, and voila! There’s another new sunny face smiling up at me.
I need to find before and after pictures of how my plants are growing. I love seeing pictures like that!
Okay, I’m off to make the final changes on Her Jaguar Protector and then get ready for Easter early and a baby birthday party.