For the past couple of days I’ve been clattering at the computer and puttering in the garden.

My “garden” consists of things growing in containers. They’re easy to plant, easy to maintain, and super easy on the eye. This weekend I planted six hanging baskets—four to go in the bench arbor my husband built last summer, one for the front porch, and one for the folly.

This photo of the arbor was taken last summer.

I also filled a large terra cotta pot with three varieties of ornamental grass. I love the look and texture of them.

I’m also happy to report that my sunflowers—two different varieties that grow to about two feet—have sprouted! Before long thet’ll be a feast for the eyes, and for the birds.

Once of these days I’ll post some photos.

Story ideas also flourished this weekend. I’m working on finishing my next book, and I’ve been bothered by the idea that something was missing. The problem was…what? This weekend I finally figured out that the final chapter was missing.

I know what you’re thinking. How can there not be a last chapter?

Actually, I thought I had one, but it turns out that what I thought was the last chapter moves into second-to-last place, and I’m really loving the new ending. Which might even be considered an epilogue. We’ll see.

I’m also brainstorming a new title. My working title is Halway to the Stars, which fits the San Franciso setting but not the story. So I came up with a list of new ones and have narrowed it to three. Before I submit the manuscript, I’ll set up a poll and let you help me decide which one to use.

That’s all the news for this week. Until next time,


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