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Spring Things

Well, okay, we’re almost out of spring and into summer, but that doesn’t rhyme.

‘Tis the season for gardening and outdoor projects, and I have a fun idea for you.  We had a geranium that was barely surviving because its pot didn’t have good drainage. My husband found a section of tree trunk with a hole in the center, added potting soil and the gloomy plant, and voila! Only a week later, we have a happy geranium in an interesting planter.

Spring is also the season for outdoor festivals of music, art, and books. Are there any where you live? Here in the Atlanta area, they’re sprouting like dandelions.

This Saturday, May 18, I’ll be signing books at Suwanee Arts in the Park. The festival hours are 11 to 6, but I’ll be there from 11 to 2. Other local authors include Creston Mapes (from 11 to 1, I believe), and Lindi Peterson and Haywood Smith, who will be there sometime in the afternoon. We’ll be in Booth 38, between the stage and Suwanee Dam Road.

In online goings-on, my friend Cindy Woodsmall invited me to write a guest post on her blog.  The topic: The Magical World of Books. We’re giving away a copy of Gone South there, so please visit Cindy’s blog and follow the easy instructions to enter the drawing. Cindy also has a fun collection of Amish recipes as well as links to her books and her schedule of appearances.

I can’t believe we’re halfway through May. The calendar brings back memories of digging into a new batch of curriculum catalogs to plan the next year of homeschooling even before the current one ended. Meanwhile, we’d be planting flowers and vegetables, and our two older kids would be immersed in the serious business of raising their 4-H pigs.

I’m glad to be out of the pig years, but as long as I have two brain cells to rub together, I will never be out of the book years.

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