Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A to Z Challenge - B

One of the hardest moments in writing is when an idea surprises me, and I have to add and extend the concept. There is the glorious moment all the pieces of the puzzle fit together and page after page flows into creation! The swirl in my current story displays itself in nature.

For the letter B my swirl is displayed in blueberries! I chose these because in my mom's yard are huge blueberry bushes that will yield enough blueberries to enjoy every day for breakfast!

My garden therapy B post is for Butterfly Gardening!
New projects are intimidating, and in truth... I find it easier to stop than to finish. Recent events have given me greater determination to enjoy the process rather than focus on the finish line. I'm hoping to grown Black-Eyed Susans to attract butterflies for my garden! Fun fact - did you know that my name, Vanessa, actually means a flock of butterflies!

What's your favorite flower to grow?

Monday, April 1, 2019

A to Z Challenge - A

I love the A to Z challenge! There are so many old friends to visit, and so many new friends to make! 

My next novel contains a swirl that's significant to my main characters, so I'm going to see if I can make it through the A to Z swirling different items. I'll also be getting my garden ready this year so I'm going to be adding A to Z facts to go along with my preparation. My writing and my garden are my happy places this year I want to share with you. I look forward to visiting with you!! 

The first swirl.... acorns! Well the tops of acorns. My story to go along with these.... my sweet kids hopped out of my van and picked these up just outside Arby's. They are HUGE! I have a science area in my classroom, and my 4 year old class loves to play with them! 

So far, these are the seeds I have acquired to begin my little garden. It's not going to be much, but it's going to be fun! I'm starting our seeds in our classroom too. We shall see... if I can keep all this stuff alive! My family is not allowed to comment. haha

Do any of you like planting gardens or grow food in planters?