#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for May, 2009

Good Morning, Book Fans

We are having the most beautiful weather imaginable here in Spokane! I am LOVING it. The big blizzard of 08 seems like ancient history.

Some of my zinnia seeds have already sprouted, and one of my dahlia bulbs has shoots on it already, too.

The party for Aunt Billie didn’t happen. I’m not sure why. Crossed wires, I suppose. In any case, I will call her tomorrow, on the day, to wish her a very special one, and Mom and I plan to drive up to the ranch one day soon to sit and visit with our favorite cowgirl.


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Chicken Soup and Spring Fever

There’s a lot of truth in the claims that homemade chicken soup is theraputic. I made a pot yesterday, and feel lots better.

The weather here is glorious, and it gave me quite a case of Spring Fever. I bought zinnia seeds yesterday–my dad used to grow them in fabulous splashes of vivid color. They make wonderful bouquets, too. Maybe I’ll do some container gardening, like my beloved editor and dear friend, Joan. It would seem that my gardening genes are finally kicking in–past a certain age, most Laels become avid growers of flowers and vegetables. My uncle, Larry Lael,

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.