Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I Love Spring, Storms Included

by Maggie Sefton



You've gotta love Spring.  All the gorgeous Spring Flowers everywhere.  However, Spring also brings those wonderful, dramatic thunderstorms.  Last night, down here in the Northern Neck of Virginia (hour and half from my hometown area of Northern Virginia) we had a wonderful thunder bumper.  Thunder and flashing lightning, jagged bolts stabbing behind the thick woods.


I'm here at the river house which I love to escape to whenever I can.  The Potomac River is just a stone's throw down the street.  So---thunderstorms can be even more dramatic----and powerful.  Last night was one of those nights, and the electricity flashed then went out.  That's why this post is coming mid-Tuesday morning.  :)   All power is back up and running, and I slept in.  Which is something I don't get to do very often.  Boy. . .did it feel good.  No outside noise, nothing to wake me up earlier.  Yay!

All last week I was up in Northern Virginia at the beautiful home of childhood friend Diane and husband Les in Vienna.  Doing lots of fun stuff with old friends.  Diane's sister Nancy and husband Tom live in the same lovely area which is filled with gorgeous blooming azalea bushes and flowering dogwood trees and pink crabapple trees.  I posted lots of photos last week.

Over the weekend, Friday thru Sunday, I was in Washington, DC/Bethesda area for the Malice Domestic mystery conference along with fellow Cozy Chick Mary Jane Maffini.  It was a great conference as usual, because we writers get to re-connect with old friends and fans as well as fellow writers.  The photo above shows some of my fellow mystery writers who are published by Berkley Prime Crime as we enjoyed a special dinner.   I'm wearing the black and white jacket and holding the wine glass.  :)