Zinnia Alert

Tuesday, Jun 30

One of my zinnias is about to bloom! I am SO excited. All you veteran gardeners out there are probably rolling your eyes, but, hey, it’s all new to me. The plants are tall now, but I remember poking seeds into the little peat pots in one of those indoor greenhouse things and waiting (and waiting) for them to sprout up through the soil. My green onions are doing that now, and my Swiss chard is ready to be thinned. It takes me half an hour, anyway, just to water the flowers and herbs and vegetables growing on my deck–but I’m not complaining. It’s a sort of meditation for me–I talk to the plants just as I talk to my dogs and cats and horses.

The 4th is coming up. Just a gentle reminder–fireworks can be very frightening for pets. It’s a good idea to keep them in and give them a lot of reassurance. (How would YOU feel if things suddenly started exploding all around you and you had no idea what was happening????)

Mary Ann continues her comeback. She could so easily have died of this illness, but God was watching over her and she got help just when she needed it most. She is an inspiration to all the rest of us, in so many ways.

I am loving this beautiful summer weather. So are all my plants, and my horses, too. I think it would take a hurricane to make them go back in the barn. 🙂 They like spending their nights under the stars, and don’t even seem to mind the rain.

May you be blessed.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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