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Celebrating 2012 With A New Book


It’s raining….wonderfully refreshing, earth-renewing rain that will help refresh Texas’ long-parched fields, plains, forests, and home lawns and gardens. My pansies, daffodil bulbs, and rose, hydrangea, and hawthorne bushes are drinking up every single drop, and I can almost hear their collective sigh of contentment and relief after so many months of dryness.
Yesterday, I raked leaves and acorns out of garden beds for the sheer joy of being outdoors. Temperatures were chilly, but nothing like mountain winter weather, and it felt good to work hard for a couple of hours, restoring order to gardens that needed attention after my recent travels. Daffodil and tulip bulbs planted in the fall are starting to sprout, and I find myself glancing out the window several times a day to catch a glimpse of their progress. The promise of their colorful blossoms in the weeks to come makes me smile in happy anticipation.
Working in my gardens has always inspired my creativity….and I have lots to be creative about! I’m currently working on my next cookbook – my 3rd – and can’t wait to share it with you this fall when it’s published by Bright Sky Press. It’s going to be a gorgeous book, with beautiful recipes and gorgeous photographs, plus some lovely surprises.
If you or a group to which you belong are contemplating speakers or presenters for next fall, please give me a shout. I’d love to celebrate this beautiful book with you!