Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Stormy's Bucket List - B - Blogging from A to Z!

Weather: Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 30s.

Stormy's Bucket List
B - Beach Bums 


D-Rizzle wanted to go to the beach!
Did you bring enough equipment to play in the sand!


A sand bench!

The bridge to nowhere!

I think there may be sand in my foundation garments.

Yeah, that's never coming out of there.

Ahhhh. Now, this is the life.

Where's that waitress? I need some rum punch!

'C' you tomorrow!
 Special mention!

The Begonia Bribe:  2nd in the Garden Society Cozy Mystery series by Alyse Carlson (aka: Hart Johnson) 

Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country’s most exquisite gardens, and it’s Camellia Harris’s job to promote them. But when a pint-sized beauty contest comes to town, someone decides to deliver a final judgment …

A beauty pageant for little girls—the Little Miss Begonia Pageant—has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke park. Camellia is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. She soon realizes that the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There’s jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle involving local newsman—and known lothario—Telly Stevens. And a mysterious saboteur is trying to stop the pageant from happening at all.

But the drama turns deadly when Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant. With a full flowerbed of potential suspects, Cam needs to dig through the evidence to uproot a killer with a deadly green thumb.

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Find Hart/Alyse at: Confessions of a Watery Tart 
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  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun to take the photos. :-)

  2. brilliant!

    and a was astounding!

    d-rizzle is so cute!

    this is going to be awesome =)

  3. You have a mini gnome now. How cool!

  4. HA! Love the gnomes at the beach--that pic mostly buried in sand is hysterical! And THANK YOU for sharing the Begonia Bribe cover and blurb!!!

  5. Congratulations, Hart!
    Stormy, it may take you the rest of the year to rid yourself of that sand.

  6. Someone bring that gnome a drink!

    Congrats to Hart.

  7. "I think there may be sand in my foundation garments" — love, love, love! So funny!

  8. Ha! I wish I was on the beach with Stormy drinking rum punches!

  9. Misha - Yes, they did!

    Tara - Thank you! D-Rizzle is pretty cool!

    randi lee - Thank you!

    Clarissa - D-Rizzle is a friend from NJ we like to visit with!

    Hart - Thank you! And, you are very welcome. Best of luck!

    Alex - It's not pretty! :)

    L. Diane - We could all use them!

    Dana - Thank you!

    mshatch - Me too!

    Thanks for coming! HMG

  10. Stormy, can I borrow the beach chair?

    Ms. Johnson's blurb prompts me to ask--- how do I get my hands on those mysteries?

  11. There may be sand in my foundation garments. Hahahahaha!

  12. Hello, Heather! I so wish I was on that beach right now!!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  13. How could I not join after seeing this post? Thank you for the best laugh of my day so far. :)

  14. Ohh my goodness. I love your non-theme! And just sent a link to your A post to my weather geek husband. So fun!

    Happy A-Z'ing,
    AJ Lauer
    #atozchallenge helper minion
    Twitter: @ayjaylauer

  15. Lucky little fellows! I so miss my CA beaches. :(

  16. Suz - He said yes but the chair is in NJ. :)

    M.J. - Thank you!

    Laura - Me too! Thank you and welcome!

    Tracy - Great! So glad you will be joining us!

    ayjay - Thank you! I'm glad you came and shared!

    Andrea - Thanks, I appreciate that!

    Nancy - I miss being warm, too! Soon!

    Thanks everyone!

  17. just finished listening to Terry Pratchett's 'Truckers' on cd, and I wonder is Stormy related to Pratchett's Nomes? The pictures are great.

  18. I'm really liking this pictorial A to Z theme....

    Very well done! :)

  19. I was always told you should never have a bucket list bigger than yourself, but I think there may be exceptions...

    C U at C

  20. My daughter has a little bear that poses for pictures every day and goes everywhere we go including vacation for those pictures.

    Dropping by from A to Z. First year participating.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

  21. Yay, Stormy! The beach is where it's at!

  22. Love the photos and the mood you created~ so fun!

    Congrats to Hart :D

  23. This was a cute post...great pictures! Good luck with the challenge! I participated last year and had a blast!

    Donna L Martin

  24. I am loving Storm, although I hope he was able to get the sand out of his foundation garments :)

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    AtoZ #42

  25. What a cool idea! Great theme by the way.

  26. Looks like it was a fun day at the beach. :)


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