Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Insecure Writers Support Group and a Surprise


My tomato plants keeping me company

Tomato plants need sunlight, water, love and attention. Small seedlings grow into rich green foliage with flowers that turn into fruit, and with the proper support the plants continue to grow. Sometimes I like to think of stories as such. Each story is a wonderful addition to a garden rich with ideas to share. As a writer it is our job to give our stories the ability to grow and the support that they need to carry the fruit and share the harvest.  The Insecure Writers Support Group is also much like this, so this month I would like to give this group some sunlight, water, love and attention.  Remember that we are all part of this garden and by sharing and supporting each other; the fruit will only be sweeter.

My two sons met each other for the first time yesterday. Two peas in a pod, and my family garden is doing quite well. Tell me how does your garden grow?

I feel so tiny! Me and my sons, together for the first time.


Have a wonderful 4th of July for those who are celebrating it today!

16 comments:

lizy-expat-writer said...

You must be delirious with joy to have your sons back!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Good to see you so happy and to be hugging both sons at once!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Siv, how wonderful!!

Suzanne Furness said...

Lovely photo, you must be so happy.

Liza said...

I don't get a lot of sun, so I plant my tomatoes in pots in the sunniest spot I can find. Then I hope and pray a big wind doesn't knock them over on top of each other. It usually happens once a summer. Hmmm, I don't think I want to equate that to writing at all!

Lexa Cain said...

I'm thrilled to read about another 50-yr-old American living at the end of the world and writing about it. (Although my end of the world's way different from yours -- I'm in Egypt.) Wishing you much joy and success! :-)

Stephanie said...

I'm so happy for you. It must be wonderful to have your family together.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Siv, some of our happiest memories are with family. You must be ecstatic.
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Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That's such a cool photo and story. I'm so glad that your fourth has been so happy :)

Melissa Bradley said...

What a gorgeous, happy pic! I'm very happy for you and your family. :)

My mom, sister and nephew had been staying with us because someone stole their central air unit and the temps around here had been over 100. Yuck! I really do hate summer and wish I lived somewhere where the temps never got over 60. I LOVE cold weather. :)

Craziness abounds said...

Sorry I've been absent. How did the visit go or is he still there? I hope you are having a wonderful time. My boy should be back in about a week. You'll hear me hootin and a hollerin all the way over there.

Youngman Brown said...

I just bought a house plant!

Bruna Araújo said...

Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

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Misha Gericke said...

Must have been a wonderful experience to have your sons meet.

My garden's hanging in there, but I'm not sure if I can say it's thriving.

David P. King said...

I've got to join in on this group. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv .. just wonderful to see the three of you - you're doing wonders with your family garden ...

Have a fantastic summer - Hilary