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A sure sign of Spring

A sure sign of Spring

As an historical ficiton author, I usually spend the month of April blogging about the Civil War. It is, after all, the month it all began (1861) and ended (1865). But whether it was the hard winter we had, or the fact that I seem to have very little time on my...
Spring is here. Lots to do.

Spring is here. Lots to do.

Wow, what great weather we had in Pa. for Easter weekend! I got a lot of much-needed yardwork done, and also took the time to pick three vases full of flowers.I have purple, white, light pink, hot pink, yellow, and lavender hyacinths (gifts from Easter’s past...
Spring is here. Lots to do.

April is Confederate History Month

April is here! Not only is everything finally starting to bloom after a long, cold weather, April also marks one of the most important months in the history of our nation. In 1861, April marked the beginning of the Civil War, and in 1865, it marked the end of the war....
Spring is here. Lots to do.

Weather during the Civil War

With all the hype about Global Warming, I thought it would be interesting to print something about the weather during the Civil War. It’s eye-opening to see the weather cycles that have been occurring since the beginning of time.According to the Virginia...
From snow to sun

From snow to sun

I don’t know if there is anything as majestic and serene as a Spanish moss-covered oak in the South. This picture was taken at Brookgreen Gardens, south of Myrtle Beach, S.C., where I’m relaxing and working on my next Civil War novel. To see more photos of...
 

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