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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter/ Spring! by Paty Jager

Lupine just sprouting.
The past week where I live- SE Oregon high desert- we have had lots of susnshine. Some days weren't warm enough to go without a jacket, because of the wind, but it was pretty! Every morning after feeding the horses, I would take off up the hills on our property looking for what I consider the true sign of spring- wildflowers. Particularly, buttercups.

The hunt started with looking for a wildflower sprouting out of the ground.  As soon as I spotted a buttercup and saw othe color, I scoured the hills every day for more/differnt flowers.

I love being up on the hills, hearing the birds singing and the hawks shrieking overheard. It is the best place to be to forget everythign and let your mind wander. And thankfully when my mind wanders I come up with great ideas for scenes in the book I'm working on or the nect one in line. ;)

Here are some of the photos of the flowers:
Buttercups

Yellow bells.



a type of phlox


I hope you are having a great Easter weekend. As you can tell by the photos we are always "social distancing". We have had a good weekend and hope to continue to have a great week. 

My newest release is book 14 in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series. this one is set in Kaua'i Hawaii. 


Abstract Casualty 

Book 14 in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series 

Hawaiian adventure, Deceit, Murder 

Shandra Higheagle is asked to juror an art exhibition on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. 

After an altercation at the exhibition, the chairwoman of the event, Shandra’s friend, arrives home with torn clothes, scratches, and stating she tried to save an angry artist who fell over a cliff. Shandra and Ryan begin piecing together information to figure out if the friend did try to save the artist or helped him over the edge. 

During the investigation, Shandra comes across a person who reminds her of an unhealthy time in her past. Knowing this man and the one from her past, she is determined to find his connection to the dead artist. When her grandmother doesn’t come to her in dreams, Shandra wonders if her past is blinding her from the truth. 







Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 44 novels, 8 novellas, and numerous anthologies of murder mystery and western romance. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Paty and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. Riding horses and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how the smallest bud or flower peeking up from the earth in spring can bring joy to our lives. Finally, my daffodils on the south side of the house bloomed, and I was thrilled. I enjoyed your pictures. Best of luck with "Abstract Casuality."

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