Mar 112024

Yesterday, Tiffany and Destiny spent the day and night hanging out with Travis and Geli, something they don’t get to do very often because they live so far apart. They had a wonderful time exploring the area together, and later on Tiffany sent me this picture of Destiny working on a gourd project, I’m sure with the guidance of her Uncle Travis.

After all the rain at the end of last week, yesterday was absolutely beautiful here at our place. The grass is turning green everywhere I look, and a magnificent cloudless blue sky was overhead.

I spent some time making corrections to several more chapters of my new book that proofreaders Roberta and Judy had returned to me, throwing a ball for Alli off the front porch, and even took a nap.

Terry never has time for napping. She’s always way too busy. She did a couple of loads of laundry, vacuumed and mopped, and also discovered a pair of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies out in the backyard and took some pictures of them.

Figuring what’s fair is fair, I took a picture of her taking a picture of the butterflies. Get the picture?

Besides all that, she made a delicious dinner of homemade bison hash, and then baked a loaf of apple fritter bread. I was ready to eat it hot out of the oven last night, but she said I have to wait till the girls get back today and share it. What fun is that?

Congratulations Carol Jennings, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake mystery series. It’s deer season and the mountains around Big Lake are filled with trophy hunters. But deer aren’t the only things being stalked. When Emma Moyer, Big Lake’s resident environmental activist, disrupts a guided hunt, it leads to a deadly confrontation. Now Sheriff Jim Weber has to find a killer from a list of suspects that include angry hunters, land developers, business owners, estranged family members, and others that Emma has crossed over the years. And all the while, a perilous winter storm is sweeping across the mountains, hampering his investigation and hiding secrets.

We had 28 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. I wish I had nine days in a week. I might get more done.

Thought For The Day – Whenever someone asks about my family, I have to decide if I should tell them the Disney or the Jerry Springer version.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Blue Skies And Butterflies”

  1. Regarding your comment of the day, the Disney or Jerry Springer version, the Disney version any more would probably make Jerry Springer look pretty tame. Times have certainly changed

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