My recent road trip up north brought back many fond memories of home and all things South Dakota. How much I’ve missed my favorite flower, the lilac! Their beauty is unmatched, especially when paired with their unique scent. Sadly, my home in coastal Texas has been too far south for a lilac bush to survive, let alone, thrive and blossom. It’s not the intense southern heat, it’s the lack of a real winter. These hardy bushes actually need the longer winter months to generate those huge, heavenly scented blossoms.
Well, with our recent move to the edge of the Texas Hill Country, I’m giving lilac bushes a try. My dear friends near my home town of Mission, Walt and Sonja Lurz, donated part of their bush and a bucket of native soil. I’m giving that bush every possible chance, including scattering ice chips near the root system to extend my southern winter. LOL! Wish me luck. I’ll keep y’all posted on my little lilac’s progress.
My favorite flower, lilacs!
It’s June, the sixth month of the year. Time to review the 2014 Goals y’all made at the beginning of the year. But, let’s take things a little further. Project yourself into the future, let’s say about 20 or 30 years from now. Ah! That makes it a bit more interesting. So, what would your Author Bio look like, two or three decades from now?
Why wait? Write that bio, now, but have a little fun with it. Go ahead. I double-dog-dare you! Just to show I’m willing to put it out there, too, here’s mine in the form of a news bulletin. But, if you know anything about me, you’ll already know to insert tongue firmly in cheek before reading.
4 June 2044
Houston (AP) Jaye Garland, founder of Star Quest Industries, an innovative publications and distribution corporation, recently acquired Global Cybernetics. Ms. Garland championed authors’ rights her entire career, and this merger is a predestined marriage too long in the making. Readers around the world will now have immediate access to their favorite genres, and all formats will be readily available to each of the buyer’s devices. Ms. Garland is best known for her New Adult Romance serials which took electronic media by storm.
If my faux bio stirs your blood, even a little bit, to take a gander at your current accomplishments, and then play that against where you’d really like to be [[could be!]] in several years’ time, then my job here is done. Thanks for playing!