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Meet Me by the Fairy Tree

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Want in on a free short story of mine? Check out Meet Me by the Fairy Tree on Wattpad!

Ava appears at the same tree every year, searching for a way home. This is the final year.

 

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Travel Tuesdays: Chanticleer Gardens

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For this adventure, we didn’t even need to travel more than a half hour from home! Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne is a stunningly kept up garden and all around beautiful place to visit. I’d heard of it for years, but never thought to go until one date day, my husband and I decided to leap for it and check out this hidden treasure. And hidden it is, down a lot of windy back roads!

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The small redhead is me, but as you can see, the place is just bursting with greenery and life. Chanticleer spread much further than I thought it would too–it felt like we walked forever and still had more to discover! As far as gardens go, I’d rank this fairly high. Oftentimes, you see some greenhouses with splatterdash groupings of plants, but this was a masterfully woven tapestry of flowers, bushes, and trees all surrounding old structures and interacting with the existing buildings.

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Writing Outside

Just as with reading outside, writing outside can be wholly enriching. I actually find that when I’m sort of stuck on a section, or I’m having trouble focusing, when I go outside, it’s a lot easier to push out the next section of the story.

I’ve gone out with my laptop before and sat on our picnic table–that’s my ideal, because I can just type out there. But I’ve also gone out with a notebook too and jotted things down, or wrote whole sections while basking in the shade on a sunny day. (My skin is way too pale to do any sun-basking.) It’s a win-win situation–I get outdoors time, but I also get my work done!

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So today, this is my office!