Monthly Archives: April 2011

My New Nonfiction Release, Shenandoah Watercolors

Shenandoah Watercolors Written in a month by month journal style, Shenandoah Watercolors follows a year in my life on our farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This collection of word paintings begins in May 2003 and concludes at the … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Gracious & Talented Mona Risk

I’m so pleased to have my friend author Mona Risk on my blog today.  Mona always has such interesting things to share with us. I love visiting your beautiful blog. Thank you for hosting me today, Beth, as I talk … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson’s Beloved Monticello

The gracious home designed and built by Founding Father and Renaissance Man Thomas Jefferson is just a hop and a skip over the Blue Ridge Mountains from us.  I always enjoy a visit to this lovely home and its magnificent … Continue reading

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“The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.”~Carl Knudsen

I’ve always loved Easter, a joyous season when the earth is reborn in a swell of new life washed with vibrant color, a time of spiritual and physical renewal.    I can’t imagine Christ‘s resurrection taking place at any other … Continue reading

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The Joys and Trials of Gardening

Spring came back, and went mad. After a long winter’s nap, she woke up ready to party hardy.  I’ve battled to keep up as it suddenly seems everything needs doing. Today my back is grumbling and I’m suffering from my … Continue reading

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April On Our Farm in the Shenandoah Valley

So far this spring is filled with remodeling our old farm-house, and gardening, when it’s not raining,  and all the small people in my life, though not as much writing as I would like.  The remodeling is at an end, for … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Pudding

One of my spring rites is making rhubarb pudding from the plants that have grown along the garden wall since well before my time, and I’ve lived here for several decades.  I’ve added some of the new, deeper red rhubarb plants … Continue reading

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