Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Everything's in Bloom

by Maggie Sefton

This morning I'm Back Home in my hometown area of Northern Virginia, and
Spring has definitely Sprung.  :)  Pink dogwood trees, white dogwood trees, azaleas bursting into bloom, and lilacs.  My favorite trees on the roads leading to my dear childhood friend's home in beautifull Vienna, Virginia are   FULL of pink dogwood blooms----laden with them.  So gorgeous that you simply have to slow down as you turn the corner and admire Nature's handiwork.  My lilacs back in Fort Collins, Colorado are filled with buds, ready to bloom, too.  But here in Virginia there's more of everything Spring.  It's lush, simply lush.  

I'm back home to visit dear friends and my family---daughter Christine and my grandchildren live here in Northern Virginia as well.  On Friday----the Malice Domestic mystery conference starts at a hotel in Washington, DC.  Lots of readers and other mystery writers will be there, so it will be lots of fun----as usual.

After the conference ends on Sunday, I will drive down to the "river house" about an hour and half south in Virginia, just a block from the wide part of the Potomac River.  So I will post about the mystery conference and more next week.   Meantime----I apologize for the later than usual time of my post.  Blame it on a later arrival last night and all the fun I was having with my old friend Diane.  When she and her sister Nancy and I get together----it's non-stop talking.  :)