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Lifescapes · 3d ago

Telegraph Cottage: Ike's Hideaway

For me, the setting of a book is always one of its most important elements. Setting--particularly real, historic setting--embodies characters....
Lifescapes · 6d ago

In bloom this week: Indian paintbrush

The paintbrush are splashing color across the green meadows this week, waiting for the arrival of the first hummingbirds. The...
Lifescapes · 2W ago

Loving Eleanor Shortlisted for the Ben Franklin Award!

I'm delighted to report that Loving Eleanor has been shortlisted for the Ben Franklin Award in the LGBT category. This...
Lifescapes · 2W ago

In Bloom This Week: Primrose--and some thoughts on history

Our spring-green grass is brightened this week by the lovely lemon bloom of the Missouri evening primrose (Oenthera macrocarpa) that...
Lifescapes · 2W ago

Goodreads Giveaway!

Hey--giveaway week! Berkley is sending a copy of China Bayles' upcoming (April 2017) adventure to TEN lucky winners. Go here...
Lifescapes · 2W ago

Texas Mountain Laurel: In Bloom This Week

This little native tree (Sophora secundiflora) isn't a laurel at all (let alone a "mountain" laurel), and it has some...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

Spring @MeadowKnoll

After our long drought, last year's rains encouraged the daffodils to multiply and prosper. In the first decade we lived...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

"Shining Star" Needlepoint Raffle

We're having a raffle! I love doing needlepoint--and I love sharing it. If you're the lucky winner of this 12"x12"...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

Goodreads Giveaway: The General's Women

We're having a Goodreads Giveaway of my upcoming historical/biographical novel. Set during the chaotic years of World War II, The...
Lifescapes · 1M ago

In Praise of Small: Lichen

Lichen on an oak branch in our woodlot.They may be tiny, but they're beautiful--a miniature garden on a branch. And...