June 2, 2019
What’s Happening in June?
News from Lynda McKinney Lambert
Now, from the thick grass, the fireflies
begin to rise:
up, then down, then up again:
lit on the ascending flight,
drifting simultaneously to the same height,
exactly like the bubbles in champagne.
–Elizabeth Bishop (1911–79)
Gardening & Writing Books
GARDENING – One Little Piece at a Time
In-between the rain and thunder storms that we experienced in May and into the first 2 days of June, I’ve been working outside to make our little gardens more attractive.
Our Zen Meditation Garden is in the center of this space and it is flourishing.
I wanted to begin working on the spaces that surround the Zen Meditation Garden so that it all looked a lot nicer this summer. But, it seemed like an overwhelming project at first.
Eventually, I started to think in a different way about it.
What will happen IF I WORK only ONE HOUR TODAY?
Yes! After one hour of work, I looked back and saw the wonderful progress I had made.
That became my motivation – just think of this as a one hour project.
ONE HOUR AT A TIME.
I focused on only one small place instead of the entire space.
This way, I could do it. I just kept my mind on that one small space at a time.
As with any new project, I feel overwhelmed at the beginning. But, by keeping my focus on one small part,, things move along very well. I am satisfied at what I accomplished and this motivates me to tackle the next small space.
For a few days of labor
and a little bit of money
the garden now looks lovely!
2 flats of red marigolds – 42.00
6 bags of brown mulch – 15.00
Total for plants & mulch= $57.00
WRITING – BREAKING NEWS
My book, Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, is now available on Amazon as an Audible recording.
California actor, Lilly Row, a top-rated narrator with Audible, recorded the book of 27 non-fiction stories and 16 poems.
You can order the Audible Recording NOW. The feedback I am getting on this is wonderful. This is an exciting time for me, to get reviews on the Amazon Author’s Page and to hear from my readers. Thank you so much!
I have 2 book projects happening!
Star Signs: New & Selected Poems
A full-length book of 70 poems.
The earliest poem in the collection was written in the late 80s.
The latest poems are from this year.
Release date this summer from DLD Books.
The Foreword for Star Signs was written by Michael Northen, editor of Wordgathering, literary magazine.
The Back Cover Endorsement was written by Wes Sims – Taste of Change.
My first chapbook
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Advanced orders: Sept 9 to November 9, 2019.
Release scheduled: January 2020.
first snow: 30 poems with a wintry-theme.
The Endorsement for first snow: by Russell Streur, editor of Plum Tree Tavern, a literary magazine with a focus on Nature writing.
This article is shared by Pennsylvania Author, Lynda McKinney Lambert.
Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved.
MFA – West Virginia University
BFA, MA – Slippery Rock U. of PA
Lynda’s Authors Page- Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/author/lyndalambert
Listen to Free Sample on Audible: : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S45ZY39/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vamf_taft_p1_i1
Lynda’s Official Authors Page: http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert/
Lynda’s 2 Blogs:
Website & Blog: Walking by Inner Vision – personal blog
Scan-A-Blog – A quiet Place of Inspiration, Art, Nature, Literature
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