There is absolutely no excuse for not updating blog posts on a regular basis. That said, it was beyond my control and I’ll tell you why: I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS!!!! I’ve just returned home after being released in the beautiful predawn of Yellowstone Park.
Kidding aside, I’ve been involved with an even more arduous task than escaping aliens which I’ll elaborate on in a future post. You see, I’m learning film-making and while it is very exciting, it has also taken over a major part of my life.
For now, I would like to announce some exciting news: My sister, Brigitte Downey, has a new book on Amazon kindle:
This is a new addition to her novels (also available on Amazon) but is a nonfictional story about what she experienced some years ago. It is an uplifting and inspirational page-turner on recovering from loss and making wonderful discoveries after a stroke. For a short while, it will be available at the very affordable price of 99cents. You can’t lose by purchasing it and you will gain a poignant and often times hilarious journey through the streets of London. I am so proud of her. She is among those people who face dire challenges with humor and determination. Enough said!! Go and check out the link above–you will not regret it!
On another note–and this is for my sister in particular–Spring has arrived in Southwest Florida! What this means is that we get a few days of lovely breezes and temperatures in the 80′s before the gagging humidity settles in. It also means that we have new life in the yard. One of my favorite sights is the blooming confederate jasmine (which has now entirely covered the pergola) and the Queen’s Wreath blossoms that struggle to showcase their gowns with the jealous jasmine vines. Here you are, Brigitte–a little touch of color to warm up the dreary London skies:
Here is a close-up of the Queen’s Wreath:
A year ago, Jim started planting the head of pineapples in the garden. The leaves survived on several heads and just the other day, I saw OUR FIRST PINEAPPLE. I am so excited–here’s hoping that it will survive being eaten by all the big and little critters that make our yard their home. Hey guys, leave us ONE bite at least!
I promise to return soon with new images and musings–unless I’m abducted by aliens. Meanwhile, y’all have a wondrous journey through your day of delights.