Garden Songs #15 ~ “soft white velvet stars” #SocialMediaMonday

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Here’s a poem from Lynda McKinney Lambert to start the day and the week. She also provides an interesting tip on watering plants. So, if you’re a gardener, you might want to check this out. But even if you’re not, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the haiku and photos. Happy reading!


soft white velvet stars

clustered between waxy leaves

sweet-smelling Hoya


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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

Front cover image contains: elderly woman in red sweater sitting next to a window.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?



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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

2 thoughts on “Garden Songs #15 ~ “soft white velvet stars” #SocialMediaMonday”

  1. thank you for sharing my haiku poem for today – I enjoy writing this series of short Japanese poems that are inspired by my daily work in my flower gardens. Today’s poem features a plant that has been handed down in my family for the past 3 generations – gardening and house plants seem to be in my DNA. I appreciate your visit to my blog and that you shared today’s post – thank you!

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