I’ve invited vivacious, sassy Vicki Batman to share some words on my website.
Can you join me for a walk?
I adore Spring. February brought a big snowstorm just when I began looking for signs of flowers. Each day I discover something new and different. I walk my dogs and photograph specimens with my trusty phone–flowers, stems, grass, and dandelions. Dandelions are vital as Jones, my Malti-poo chomps on them. Last year, he ate forty-two, a record tasting. Maybe he needed fiber.
When we bought our current house, I wasn’t familiar with the flowering quince already planted in my front flower bed. Neither was Handsome, who wanted to yank it out. But I talked him out of doing so to see what would happen. What happened was pure delight—masses of salmon-colored blossoms visited by teeny tiny bees. I arrange branches in a vase.
Next comes the bulbs—daffodils, tulips, iris. I’ve never had much luck with daffodils and tulips, which is a shame because I love them. At a house I visit in Colorado, the back garden has masses of daffodils and tulips. Large flowers fill my cupped hands.
My grandmother grew iris. She was generous with her rhizomes, and mom planted deep purple, lavender, and white ones. When Handsome and I moved to our current home, the next-door neighbor told us about their back garden, created by the prior owner, iris specialists. I’m pretty sure a lot of us in this addition were recipients of their irises.
Daylilies look cheerful, come in all colors and sizes of blooms. They are pretty hardy, which is fine by me. I can grow these! Every day is a new day in the daylily bed.
Long ago, I received a catalog from a supplier of antique roses. These were salvaged from dilapidated yards, along fences, wild, free, and hearty. I grow climbers and one with a tiny flower. I also have a large pink rose propagated from one my grandmother grew. I feel so fortunate to have this memory of her and her green thumb.
What is your favorite flower?
What’s blooming at my house? A new book-Temporarily out of Luck, a romantic comedy mystery: Great job. What man? And murder. Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie’s sister, who is planning her own I Dos.
Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie’s family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie’s sister. Determining who’s the bad guy—or gal—isn’t going to be easy and sure to piss off someone.
Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey’s ex before she is charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined?
Find loads of fun at: https://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Luck-Hattie-Cooks-Mystery-ebook/dp/B08T7YSSRJ/
Author bio: Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor, romance, and will delight all readers. She has sold many award-winning and bestselling romantic comedy works to magazines and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
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