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Apr 24, 2013 3:21 PM CST
My irises just started blooming this week, and my trees typically flower 1-2 weeks later than the others in the neighborhood even though I have a very sunny front yard. Things happen when they're supposed to happen, whether it's flowers blooming, stories flowing from brain to paper, or books being published.

When it's time, it happens. Until then, we wait and hope.

And dream.
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CDsSister
Apr 24, 2013 3:33 PM CST
I agree I agree But sometimes it is so hard to wait....

But then along comes Sharon and offers us some more hope. If Kentucky has been so behind,.....

then I should expect that the Rocky Mountain country will be a bit later and.... oh it is.

I think I need to put a sign on my mirror, "It'll bloom in its own time, Honey; everything blooms in its own time."

BTW- how is the book coming along Sharon?

Mine is stuck in place... maybe when the flowers bloom here I will be inspired, How about you?

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vic
Apr 24, 2013 4:38 PM CST
LOVED this Sharon - Sunshine is almost as pretty as your flowers Lovey dubby Green Grin!
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Sharon
Apr 24, 2013 5:18 PM CST
Hi Ladies,

I just took Sunshine for a walk and though the sun was shining, oh boy, it's so chilly out there! Thanks Vic, she is pretty, that's for sure.

Mary, patience is not my finest virtue - matter of fact I have none usually. So it's wearing pretty thin while I watch for blooms. We had great flowering ornamental shrubs, the fruit trees glowed, and the dogwoods are happy as can be, but good grief, what are the irises thinking? Anyway, I was just reminded amidst my grumbles this morning of Ninna's words. So I'm trying, I really am.

Marilyn, the book effort is great, the work is winding down, and now I have to make the decision about publishing. About 3 years ago I had a publisher for it, prior to its completion - but as sometimes happens the publisher strongly suggested that I rid it of some of the mountain vernacular, some of the culture, and if I did that it would be nothing more than an educational text book about the medicinal value of historic plants.

I've already done all I want to do with educational textbooks - 37 years worth. On the other hand I have another publisher that is very excited about publishing a regional/cultural book such as mine, but they don't have the greatest track record as far as extended reach and promotion is concerned - and as with a lot of publishers in this economy, there are some signals from them that I'm not comfortable with. Which leaves me with this thought; ebook publication is major right now and sales are out of sight. So I'm giving that serious thought and might just go that route. Amazon promotion is unbelievable. So that's a matter of just aligning what I've written with their available format. Not a big deal.

Thanks for asking, I have a few dots and dashes left to do, but soon I will have made a decision and when I do, y'all will for sure know. How's that?

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Samigal
Apr 24, 2013 7:33 PM CST
I always get a happy feeling when I see Sharon has added on to her blog. I too have to remember it will bloom in its own time. Group hug Lovey dubby
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CDsSister
Apr 24, 2013 7:47 PM CST

Thumbs up Thumbs up Waiting to hear ... and will be looking forward to adding it to my library.



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Sharon
Apr 24, 2013 8:15 PM CST
Hiya, Pegi!

Great to hear from you. I hope spring is being good to you.

Thanks Marilyn.
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aspenhill
Apr 24, 2013 9:31 PM CST
Hi Sharon, nice to hear from your neck of the woods. Northern Virginia is having a weird spring season too, must be all over the country. My weeping cherry and saucer magnolia bloomed two weeks ago, and now the dogwood is in bloom. Daffodils are finally blooming too. Everything is later than usual, but it is more than that. The daffodils usually bloom before the flowering trees. Everything just seems out of sync. No signs from iris at all, well except for one I received from Gita at a DG plant swap two years ago. I admit I kept it in the pot but finally got around to planting it last fall. Pleasant surprise - dwarf and light blue blooms.

I'm happy to know you now have a dog companion - I can't say enough about my love and affection for them. I'm alone in that regard for now. All four of mine were reaching old age about the same time, and have passed one by one over the last few years. My special Jordan was the last to go just about a year ago - May 2012. I feel the loss every day, but just haven't been ready. When the time is right, I know another dog will be in my future. Sunshine - I think the name says it all.

Good news about the progress on the book. I think the mountain culture and vernacular are what makes the stories so wonderful. In my opinion, losing that aspect would be a huge mistake so I'm glad with your decision to keep it. I will be one of the first in line to buy it wherever or however it is published.

Take care,
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Sharon
Apr 24, 2013 10:06 PM CST
Terri!!!
Always so good to hear from you.

Yes about this strange spring. I think maybe only the dogwoods bloomed at their normal time. But it's finally green all around me so I've smothered the complaints. I haven't heard from Gita in years, so glad her iris gift is blooming for you. Honestly the way my peonies are looking, they'll bloom before the irises. It's very very weird.

I didn't realize you were without dog friends. I wasn't going to get a dog, mostly because I travel a little bit and the cats are so easy to leave alone. But my children decided that I needed a dog - I strongly suspect they are taking this old age thing more seriously than I am. I'm very fortunate to have found Sunshine at the shelter, she's not quite a year old and a little bigger than I had planned to get, but she is such a sweetheart. It's been a long time since I've had a dog; I had almost forgotten about that special love. I've had her for 4 weeks now. Feels like she's been here forever.

My book wouldn't be my book without Aunt Bett in it. Smiling
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Sherri
Apr 26, 2013 8:33 PM CST
So glad you have Sunshine in your life. She looks like a lovely addition to a well lived life.
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Sharon
Apr 26, 2013 9:31 PM CST
You know, Sherri - I've had dogs over the years, not many, but a few. One of them was even an inside dog. I'm not sure what the difference is, but I think this is the first time I ever got to really know a dog. I've only had Sunshine for a little over 4 weeks, but she is surely not like any other dog I've known.

Maybe I've mellowed, maybe I have more time, or maybe I am just now learning to appreciate some of those things that are hard to explain. I love this dog; it's that simple, I really love this dog.

She is a rescued stray, has some kind of unknown lineage and I swear she is the laughing-est dog I've ever seen.
And you are right, she is a lovely addition to my life. Thank you.
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