Sweet Pea Vines, Victoria Magazine

Every night that I’m home and after all of my nightly things are done, I bring a book or magazine out on my deck with the intent of reading, but I’m always so distracted by everything going on outside. Tonight it’s finally cooler and I actually started getting cold outside! My sweet pea vines are starting to blossom. I love the flower, both for its beautiful self, but for its smell. I wish I could send the smell to you.

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It also smells and feels like rain. We need the rain so bad here! The birdies empty out my bird baths every day – I would love to see the action that goes on when I’m not looking.

My Mom told me tonight that Victoria magazine is going to be published again this fall. Woo Hoo! And if you’re turned off by the name and the thought of Victorian things – don’t be! When this magazine was in publication before, they had a yearly author in residence, and this is how I learned about Diane Ackerman. And from Diane Ackerman I learned all about bats – among many other things – and how wonderful they are. Victoria also had gardening advice and each issue highlighted an entrepreneur, among many other things. And even though I’m not a girlie girl, I do love the Victorian type items my Mom and I have that my great grandmother handmade such as lace and doilies, etc. Anyway, I’m really looking forward to seeing what interesting things Victoria magazine will start bringing to us again this fall.