All the Winners' Names




An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners' names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought.
Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

I don't know much about The neurotic's notebook other than its out of print so I haven't been able to find a reasonably priced copy. I keep thinking I'll stumble across one at a garage sale and find out what its all about. It seems to be full of very quotable quotes.

My mother reminded me yesterday that I haven't written since Monday. I thought that with school finished until October I'd have lots of free time, instead I took on another part-time job that has kept me busy. And while I still intend on gathering all my writing together before the end of the month, there is the positive reinforcement of another paycheck if I keep working, something that poetry and creative writing does not consistently provide...yet.

While I definitely need to work on my food photography, if you ever find yourself in Denver, check out Cake Crumbs...Thanks to Denon and Sean for dropping off a sampling on my front porch, early one morning! (Who doesn't love to have relatives in the bakery business.) This is one of their specialty cupcakes for the summer.

The S'more cupcake.



August Garden Pics



Morning glories grow through the table and chairs, I sat here saving seeds last summer, I'm guessing I lost a few.


This has definitely been the best summer I ever spent in Colorado, hot days and very regular afternoon showers have resulted in an amazing colorful garden this year.

Perennial sweet peas are much more sturdy with thicker stems than the annuals.

My first hibiscus tree.
I better put up the net soon or the squirrels will eat all of the Concord grapes and I want to make jelly this year.
I wish I knew the name of this flower, it has the prettiest foliage.