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Hi Blog Friends,

May days, May days, dear and fragrant May days.
Here in the Catskills, we watch the happy yellows of daffodils and forsythia fade as the purples and whites of lilacs peek out and entice us with their fragrance. Even a few days of rain and subsequent muddy ground can do little more than slightly dampen our enthusiasm as the grass greens up, and the trees give forth their canopy. 

In between enjoying the bounties of nature, I've gotten back to some writing and begun editing a first draft of my mystery novel. Regrettably, I have no working title at present, so I'll just refer to it as "Harry" here.

"Harry" is set in the quaint fictional village of Ashton, in the Catskills. Ashton had been relocated when the original town was submerged due to the building of the Reservoir, built to provide water to NYC. You will meet the Babes, who run the popular NorbuHaven Motel in Ashton, and reside on site. Of course, one of the Babes turns out to be an amateur sleuth and gets involved with, what else?  A dead body. Her sidekicks, as eccentric and creative as she is, are there for support and our entertainment. I think you'll like it, I just have to acclimate myself to the fictional world; it's new to me.

I'm heading down to MSK Bergen for my second chemo treatment tomorrow and, fingers crossed, will get through the first week with not too many challenges. I look forward to the second and third weeks when the side effects recede and the fogginess lifts. There are so many Spring days to experience!

Happy May, Stay Well!
Best, Fern


My favorite, pink Dogwood

what's more Springy than the first asparagus from the  garden?

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Fern Suess writes, snaps, and makes art. She recently published Tablecloth Nights, a Memoir, which can be purchased in paperback or e-book, at Amazon.com. She's happy with a camera or a book in her hand, likes to write and read in her car or in a coffee shop (pre-pandemic). She loves the smell of paint, works in mixed media, collage, and three dimensional concepts, and has exhibited in group and solo shows and outdoor installations. 

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