Plum Tuckered

Would you push your way through a thicket

Travel unknown paths

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Brave hordes of grasshoppers

And wasp nests

For a plum?

If the plums are greengages, you would. Think of the sweetest plum you’ve ever eaten, the most perfect apricot, combine them, add a hint of lime and you have the food of the gods — greengage plums.

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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

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Awww, you guessed!

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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

So What Did You See Outside Your Window Today?

I was looking my window today and happened to see a cattle drive passing in front of my house. Ho-hum.

Well, in a way it was — the first few years I lived here the twice yearly drives fascinated me, but after a while I got used to them. As I looked out the window today, though, it occurred to me I could be seeing one of the world’s last cattle drives, so I grabbed my camera, stood in my driveway, and took these pictures.

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Although it looks like it could be the end, these ranchers are still sitting pretty.

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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.