Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Location: New Mexico

Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

The first thing to bloom in the yard, besides the daffodils and tulips, is the lilac. But lilacs are a dime a dozen, so here are the two flowering things in the yard right now. The top image is a salvia, May Night variety, which can handle the heat and dry as a dehydrator climate. At bottom, is Persian Rockcress, a resident in the rock garden. The cool thing about this plant is that the blooms smell like candy. When the doggie odor in the house gets too much, I can always escape to the yard for fresh, sweet smelling air.

Everything else is green and covered in buds. It sort of feels like the yard is holding its breath, just before it lays on some serious color. Between trying to actually do real writing and working in the garden, I haven't had much time to mess around on the Internet.

Our garden is surrounded by an adobe wall. My clever J-Man put in brick, flagstone and crushed stone pathways, and flower beds. I'm in charge of the plants. This year, after letting it go a little too natural and messy over the past couple of years, I've decided to put some real effort into it.

Now, I know why people hire full time gardeners.

Hope all had a great weekend.



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