story takes four children: Amanda, Peter, Laura and
Jason from New York City to a small town in west Texas
and describes good times and bad times as they grow
from childhood to adulthood
Come September has just been released. Order it now!
In Virginia Bickel?s second book, she turns from
historical fiction to mystery. Come September is the
story of Daniel Lindsey?s quest to identify the young
woman found unconscious in front of his store, and to
find out what she was doing on Mesa Street, in El
Paso, Texas. She brings to this genre her skill with
character development and dialogue. You won't be
Dr. Sarah Barlow
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hope you enjoy the Fuchsias
This plant is called Star of Pink, and
this photograph was taken in the month of July 1998,
the plant is standing on a table in a small enclosure
surrounded by Leylandii at the back of my Greenhouse. I keep them in there
to protect them from the elements, Fuchsias are easily damaged by the high winds and storms
here in the UK. I did have very high hopes that this plant might win a prize at the Ashfield Flower
Show on the 8/9 August 1998.
The ones with the lime coloured leaves standing to
left and right of the table are
both standards of Waveney Sunrise, and the one with coloured leaves at the rear is
a standard of Autumnale, a fuchsia mainly grown for its beautiful variegated foliage.
This is the same plant shown in the
preceding photograph on the showbench on the day the judges at the Ashfield Show made their decision. In the photo you will see the arm of my neighbour Cassie holding
out the pink card that is awarded to the winning entry. Yes, it was true! My
Fuchsia plant Star of Pink had been adjudged to be the winner in the One
Fuchsia plant in any size pot class. You will no doubt understand
that I was a exceptionally happy man on the weekend of the 8/9 August 1998. I had also won other prizes at the show, more on that later.
Here's another, I think better, shot of the plant on the showbench. With the tent material in the background the plants really look their
best. I always enjoy going to this show, there is a wonderful atmosphere and
everyone is so helpful. I recommend a visit to the Ashfield Show to anyone who
likes to see a nice selection of plants well grown and looking at their
best. Note the lovely gladioli, winners of another class, that can just be
seen to the left of the fuchsias.
This is another shot of the large Fuchsia plant of Star of Pink, that was
used, together with some pink and white pelargoniums to decorate one of the local
churches for the wedding of the sister of a friend of mine. Note
the VCR (filming the wedding) positioned to the rear of the
This is a lovely old picture of a Fuchsia that was
scanned in from a birthday card. The card belonged
to my former friend Virginia's Grand-Mother, who was born
in 1868, and is dated
from the very early 1900s. I'm so pleased that we
have a copy of something that can be verified as
being genuinely of that age..
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