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Photo Blog of Santa Rosas


 I wrote about hiking in the Santa Rosa mountains five years ago, during a drought. Here's the link to that post:  https://evegaal.blogspot.com/2014/11/hiking-preserving-good-ideas-praying.html Imagine how lovely everything is after the recent rains.  Here's our April hike.  Snow in the distance California poppies Crazy wild cacti The adobes Poppies The road less traveled. Original link
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Connecting With a Brilliant Author!


Connections. Isn’t that the entire reason for the Internet and all the various, social media sites? Here's a bizarre tale of a tale : The other day, we had a new LED bulb that went dark in the kitchen. I got on a chair with a wooden spoon and pushed the bulb, gently towards the ceiling, a tiny bit. It had lost its connection. When we flipped the switch on the wall, the bulb lit up like magic. Oddly, this was a precursor to a special connection I was about to make that very same day! You see, I have read a few books by my friend author Barbara Roman, but never thought I'd be lucky enough to meet her in person. I love reading many different types of books, but somehow, I’m especially drawn to ...
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Happy Easter Anyway!


I’ve heard stories about how the crocus flower peeps through the snow. Daffodil bulbs with an innate desire to grow. Tulips that thrived in the cold, withering when shipped to be sold. Fiona spots one of our tulips This one has blown away. I’ve read Eliot’s poem about April being cruel, especially noting the price of fuel. I see the icy highways on the news, wild seas and the unpleasant cruise. Watched our petals take to the sky, like butterflies waving a brief goodbye. Though things seem bleak, the way many speak, we cannot mope. We must understand this visual depiction of hope. The promising end to winter storms, as a time to be reborn. Easter-time. Original link
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Metamorphosis and a Long Journey


You, tender little thing, along with millions of friends and relatives, were born down south, beyond the border in romantic, sunny Mexico. And yet, somewhere in the four steps of your life, perhaps while nibbling on the leaves of jalapeno pepper plants, as a hungry caterpillar, you remembered a song and had a deep desire to lift off someday, and head north. Perhaps it was part of an unspoken, mandatory plan. Patiently, you waited for the rain to subside. Inside that chrysalis, you changed into your superhero outfit. A flashy number in shades of tangerine orange, against a background of black, with white polka dots decorating the edges. In case you were wondering, the chocolate-hued lingerie ...
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Ten More Days Until Spring!!


Signs of Spring This Monday in March, I searched for evidence. A comforting reassurance hidden behind turbulent clouds. The garden fairies were sure to be shivering, But the sound of tiny wings fluttered above. Their voices subdued, as if humbled by the weather. Perhaps working overtime and exhausted, paintbrushes dry, canvases sodden with months of rain, they hide in the wild clover. Stitching petals in the overgrowth, behind evergreens and tall grass, on the other side of the gazebo, they create the magic. I noticed small hints. Wee colorful scraps, vivid shreds, akin to short pieces of yarn, swept into the dustpan after crafting. They popped out near the rosemary. Tiny bouquets of pink, s...
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Library Love!


So sorry that you weren't able to make it to our local library last Tuesday. My presentation took place in a large room filled with smiling faces and lots of hospitality. There were snacks galore, such as cake, sandwiches, appetizers, cookies, muffins, etc.  What a wonderful group of kind and generous human beings! I want to thank the Friends of the Murrieta Library for allowing me to speak. It was a huge honor. Of course I talked about my books and The Intangible Heart.  Here are snippets from my talk: My name is Eve Gaal and I’m a local author from Wildomar and a member of the Diamond Valley Writer’s Guild. My hobbies include reading, crocheting and walking my naughty chihuahuas. One of my...
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Valentine Greetings!


“Even the  dogs  eat the  crumbs  that fall from their master's table.” ... ( Matthew  4:4) Happy St. Valentine’s Day from my little crumb catchers! And by the way, please come see me talk about my newest novel, Penniless Souls at the Murrieta Library on February 19th!   My topics will include love and the mindful inspiration that springs from our intangible hearts! Hope to see you there! Original link
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Kidnapped by Great Books


Kidnapped by Great Books and  Still Reeling from National Novel Writing Month. Everyone has an excuse but I have some good ones. Really. The best ones are listed below. There are links to each book so you can get sucked in too. Trust me these are worth it. Sorry, that I haven't posted to my blog in a long time but once you read my reviews, you'll know why. First, there was that November Novel writing craziness. Then, add in some cooler weather, a few exhausting holidays, drops of rain, and not unlike Tom Hanks in Castaway, I had to crawl onto a couch with a book, or two or three. Okay, more like ten. Help! I'm stuck in a writer's imagination eBook or otherwise, help! I almost drowned in a se...
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Focus On Love


Last month, a friend persuaded me to take part in National Novel Writing Month or NaNo, as it’s called by those who like to suffer. (Sorry, I’m joking.) While I love writing, I feel a goal of fifty-thousand words in one month is unreasonable. It’s a big deal to finish and miraculously, I finished. At first, I didn’t think I could do it. Plus, I started three days late. Things looked hopeless. Finishing however, had to do with the fact that I had a story running around in my head, which had to get out. So, even though I complained about the thirty-day deadline, in some ways I feel lighter. Free from a heavy-duty tale about world peace. Half way through, the topic felt enormous. In the morning...
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Thank You Lord!


Thank you, Lord, for this day. Thank you for sunny skies this morning. Perfect for our walk. Send us rain while we sleep. Thank you for the roof over our heads. Thank you for keeping us safe from raging wildfires. That includes friends and family. The morning glory that twists around the bottle-brush tree, The hummingbird that greets us at the park. The reassuring pitter-patter of tiny paws. Thank you for holding our hand during trying times. Thank you for faith, hope and most of all love. The gift of laughter and smiles we share. Delicious home cooking, unlimited dreams. Thank you for today, thank you for tomorrow, and all the incredible blessings you bestow. Original link
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Happy Thanksgiving!


Thought I’d write a small Thanksgiving post about mindfulness and gratitude. After all, I live in California, home to the Hollywood lifestyle. A place where not too many people take things seriously anymore. I look around at the way people dress for work or even church and it’s obvious this is the land of casual living. We also know that Hollywood is the land of Max Factor cosmetics, face-lifts and plastic surgery central. I feel sorry for those movie stars because even though they look slim, all they want to do is portray regular humans like us. And we rock!! Yes us--the regular people with lives filled with real drama. Real lives that have tension and excitement. Lives that are impossible ...
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Eve Sightings! Opportunities to Meet


October 10th-Anniversary dinner at Tresino’s Restaurant—26 years!!Whoops, sorry that was yesterday, but you might have seen us walking along busy Catt Road on our way to deliciousness. I wore navy blue lace and he had on a Quicksilver Hawaiian shirt and golf shorts. You'd think we were married in Hawaii! 😂 October 20thI’ll be at the Diamond Valley Arts Council Festival of the Arts from 10 until 4pm on Harvard Street in Hemet. As far as I know, I'm handing out brochures at the Diamond Valley Author’s table. Stop by and say hello! October 27thIs our regularly scheduled Diamond Valley Writer’s Guild Meeting from 9 am to 12 noon. It's held at the Hemet Library on Latham. It’s our last meeting of...
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The Impossible Dream of Julian Pie


This week, we took a short day-trip over to San Diego County to visit the town of Julian. We haven’t been there in ages and wanted to see if anything had changed. The last time we came, over ten years ago, we stayed to watch a wonderful theater production of The Man of La Mancha. Other than a few price increases, the California historical landmark has stayed the same. It’s an old west town known for picking apples. They also sell apple juice, hard cider and the secret reason for our trip—yes—delicious pies. Downtown Julian  There are antique shops, crafts and specialty foods for sale on Main street and plenty of hiking opportunities for the entire family. I think that's the fire-station  We ...
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Bakery Rebellion


Are you on the Ketogenic diet? The gluten free diet? Going Vegan? Vegetarian not Vegan. (Learn the difference or you will be embarrassed.) Low Carb? Mediterranean? Low fat? High Protein? Atkins? Raw Food? South Beach? Paleo? Grapefruit diet? Cabbage Soup? Sirtfood? Carnivore diet? Eggs and wine diet? Apple Cider Vinegar diet? Cake cleanse? Smoothie detox? No. No, and no. Eating is harder to figure out then gender identity. But my new trans- ition lenses help me see things clearer. With over one hundred newly recognized genders this year, there will be people celebrating. Hooray! They will probably have cake!   I made this delicious walnut cake last week. Walnuts are very good for you. 😋  May...
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Butterfly Shadows


I stopped under a moving shadow of a Monarch butterfly. She fluttered around a tree and flit above a house. My eyes darted left and right hoping to catch a glimpse of orange. Her fire a smudged blur in my memory. Original link
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Take a Gamble on My New Romantic Adventure!


It’s finally here!! My second book about Penny, and though it’s a standalone sequel, Penniless Souls is the second half of a two-part journey called the Lost Compass Love Series . Follow Penny and John through the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas, Nevada where old dreams and dark nightmares intertwine, colliding with the bitter truth. Is Penny up to the challenge? Is she willing to bet her last cent?  Here’s a snippet from Chapter One:   “Can you trust me?” Quietly, she nodded and placed her head back on his shoulder.   “I have so far,” she mumbled without conviction. It felt like a white flag of surrender.  The type of submission that reminded her of submissive women in advertising campaigns of t...
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A Plethora of Roosters or a Peep of Chickens?


Not a flight of swallows or a murder of crows--not a siege of herons or a gaggle of geese.... Nor an exaltation of larks or a dole of doves but perhaps a plethora of roosters.... A month ago, we had a few roosters decorating our kitchen. I have this idea that the rooster is an image of forgiveness. So much so, that I wrote a short book about it, called The Fifth Commandment. In my short novella, rooster symbolism abounds. If you haven’t read it, then please click here. Originally, we had one big rooster on the top shelf that my husband painted, and two old ones on the second shelf.   Both of the smaller ones were gifts. Then, at the end of July, my artistic friend Melodie gave me a gray, woo...
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Still Grinning About July


The month of July began with a bang. We had the absolute cutest family members visit us during the week of the Fourth of July. They chased Pinky and Fiona and then jumped in the pool. It was non-stop fun and laughter. We even went hiking in the Santa Rosas, played Jenga and took the dogs for walks. One day, we visited an antique shop and a French soap maker in Old Town Temecula. This was immediately followed with unlimited supplies of soft-serve with toppings. Pinky and me. I laughed my head off! Chalk drawings on pavement, chess championships and a colossal number of crayons kept everyone entertained. Pinky and Fiona received extra belly rubs and forbidden, under the table snacks. Seems eve...
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Love and My Fear of Cooking


My people show how much they love you by serving massive amounts of food. Then, if you don’t eat several portions, they feel that you don’t love them back. It’s a common disorder and painfully difficult to navigate. Let’s say I invite family from far away. If we’re not going to a restaurant and the kitchen is available, they will make themselves at home and prepare some delicious comfort food. Gigantic vats of the stuff. During the meal they’ll keep checking my eyes to make sure I love their creation. If I try and act cool, they will ask, “Do you like it?” “Of course, of course. It’s delicious,” I answer, knowing how hard it is to make a great dinner. Plus, they came from far away and deep i...
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The Oldest Book in the World


“The gold in one’s heart is far more precious than the gold in one’s purse.” --Confucius While doing research on fortune cookies, good luck and fate for my upcoming novel, I came across some interesting tidbits about the I Ching. First, I learned it’s the most influential book in China. Most families have a copy of the revered book of wisdom because they feel it brings them good health and prosperity. The I Ching, also called “The Book of Changes”can be traced back as far as 7,000 B.C. when a sage by the name of Fuxi (please don’t try pronouncing his name if you’re in an office full of people.) had many lessons to share about fishing, hunting and marriage. He began to use mystic symbols that...
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