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Yasmine Hyde: Spring is on its way! (Contest)
Thursday, April 1st, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston!

I know that during the pandemic and stay-at-home orders and such, most people have developed fantastic new hobbies, discovered talents they never knew they had, blah, blah, blah. (Me totally jealous) I’ve started working on a degree, so I have no time for anything new between that, work, and writing.

But Spring has come to shine down on me anyway.

Spring is here, and I am so excited. The first bloom of flowers is out. Honestly, I don’t know if they have sprung up or someone had planted them. I don’t have a green thumb at all. I have tried to grow plants, but they all die on me.

Now, you would think that a woman, whose mother had a menagerie of green plants and flowers all through the house when growing up, said woman (me) would know how to at least keep a succulent alive. Sadly, no. In 48-hours, I killed a succulent given to me for Mother’s Day two years ago. It should have been a hint when my daughter started laughing when the event greeter handed it to me with happy day wishes.

When the greeter offered with cheer, “It is almost impossible to kill this plant.”

My daughter answered, “Not for my mom.”

“Oh, ye of little faith.” I shook my head at my daughter as we walked out. Only to hold my head in shame two days later when it was withered, brown, and dead in its little mason jar.

Am I the only one who can’t grow flowers and lush green plants? Please, someone, tell me I am not alone. LOL.

Since I can’t seem to get my green thumb on, I do many clicks with my phone camera when I see flowers around me. It doesn’t matter if I’m at work, or walking in the park, or if they are the plants growing at my neighbor’s house. I wish I knew what the plants were, but I’m not generally concerned about the type only if it is pretty or interesting. Like the picture below that is a cabbage-like-looking plant or flower. I walked by them again a few days ago, and now they look completed different; there’s no pink, not so pretty after they finished blooming, so no new picture.

If you happen to be a ‘blooming beauty’ and know the name of any of these flowers/plants, let me drop me a line. 😊

Claiming Caroline by Yasmine Hyde

Grover Town Discipline Series
Book # 6

Destitute after her father’s death, Caroline Douglas finds herself in a bind when the sleazy, rich business owner wants her father’s debt in full. He won’t take ‘no’ or ‘I owe you’ for an answer. She finds herself dragged to the Harlot and the Hero, forced to work off her payment. When she thinks things can’t get worse, they do. To save her reputation, she finds herself saying ‘I do’ to a sexy, overbearing cowboy. Tired of following the rules of men, Caroline decides to push back. Especially against her sexy, all-consuming husband who’s too quick with his discipline techniques.

Garrett Rand, a dairy farm owner, and brother to the local sheriff, has spent the last six months requesting the hand of one ‘crofters’ daughter. Blocked at every turn, he starts to give up on ever having her, only to discover she’s in the brothel on the outskirts of Grover Town. Willing to stop at nothing to finally claim the beauty as his wife, in his bed, he makes a deal to get her out of the clutches of one of the richest men in town. However, marrying her is one thing; keeping Caroline out of trouble is another. He’ll just have to keep her over his knee until she learns. When danger strikes the area and threatens the safety of his wife, he will do what’s needed to protect her.

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Drawing ONE winner from those who comment on my Spring Is On Its Way post on Delilah’s blog between 1 April 2021 – 5 April 2021. The winner will get a signed book, candle, and $10 Amazon GC.

14 comments to “Yasmine Hyde: Spring is on its way! (Contest)”

  1. Denise Fidler
    · April 1st, 2021 at 8:08 am · Link

    I love Spring and seeing the trees in bloom and flowers starting to come up. I have a vegetable garden that I like to play in but not to many plants that flower. I may change that this year and plant something that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

  2. Colleen C.
    · April 1st, 2021 at 1:01 pm · Link

    I do pretty well with gardens, but for some reason inside plants die on me too often. Happy Spring!

  3. bn100
    · April 1st, 2021 at 3:39 pm · Link

    interesting plant

  4. cherryce
    · April 1st, 2021 at 5:12 pm · Link

    this time of year is bittersweet as the flowers are pretty but my allergies get in the way

  5. Tonya Cherry
    · April 1st, 2021 at 5:27 pm · Link

    I don’t have a green thumb. But I love the trees blooming and tulips..😊

  6. Cheryl
    · April 1st, 2021 at 5:41 pm · Link

    I do not have a green thumb either! I killed a philodendrin. And those are supposedly impossible to kill too. So I look out my windows and admire the neighbors flowers!

  7. LaTanya (chynarey) Lawson
    · April 1st, 2021 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Spring is one of my favorite seasons! Love seeing all of the beautiful colors of flowers, trees, and other vegetation that the Creator has to display for us.
    I can keep a plant alive, but I just don’t have to patience for it.

  8. Mary Preston
    · April 1st, 2021 at 6:28 pm · Link

    I’m not a gardener. I have 6 outdoor pots with plants in them. I find that the plants live if I ignore them. Any attention from me and they just die.

  9. Nikki Tigner
    · April 1st, 2021 at 7:43 pm · Link

    I can not keep anything alive long either. I want to have a green thumb but I much more interested in arts and crafts. Spring in Georgia is beautiful but the pollen is deadly. 🤧 These masks are coming in handy.😷 Love ya Honey! Thanks for updating us!

  10. Debra Guyette
    · April 2nd, 2021 at 6:49 am · Link

    I love forsythia. They are my sign. At least they were when I lived in Connecticut

  11. ButtonsMom2003
    · April 2nd, 2021 at 10:08 pm · Link

    I always loved lilacs in the spring. When I still lived in Ohio I could count on them to bloom around Mother’s Day. I miss them since I moved to Florida 8 years ago.

  12. Jennifer Lindsey
    · April 3rd, 2021 at 12:41 am · Link

    This is the time of year that I call THE POLLENING because everything is covered in it. As for your mystery plant, I think it is an ornamental cabbage. Possibly the coral queen or Osaka pink would be my guess

  13. Yasmine Hyde
    · April 5th, 2021 at 9:26 pm · Link

    Thank you all for participating and engaging with me on my post. I hope you learned a little fun something about me and my newest release. I appreciate you, Delilah, for sharing your space.


  14. Mary Preston
    · April 6th, 2021 at 4:55 pm · Link


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