Wednesday, September 08, 2010


We’ve got two different “Country Life Captions” features for you today, offered to us by Gail Pallotta and Dr. Edna M. Ellison, who both happen to be authors too . . . .


“I watched this farm horse graze close to her foal on an outing my husband and I took when our daughter attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Seeing it now sparks memories of the peaceful countryside and the people there with hearts as big as the sky.”

Gail Pallotta
Sent by Gail Pallotta, author of Love Turns the Tide, a romance with a bit of suspense. Gail lives in Georgia with her husband, Rick. When she isn't writing, she enjoys traveling, swimming and visiting friends and relatives. Read more about her at

Love Turns the Tide
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When the wind blows through Texas country, hold on to your dress! Christian mentor and Bible study writer, Edna Ellison (left), braces against the wind as she and friend, Lois Robinette, walk in the bluebonnets. After a book signing, Edna visited Lois, who lives on a ranch near Ennis, Texas.  
Yellow Jessamin

“I have friends in Texas. You know Texans are sentimental about bluebells, their state flower. I'm from South Carolina, but not as rabid about ours, the Carolina yellow jessamin.”

Sent by Dr. Edna M. Ellison, 
South Carolina
Dr. Edna Ellison has written 19 Christian/inspirational books and counting, including Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, co-authored with Linda Gilden. Check out her website at, or book her for your next event by e-mailing her at


Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Steve and Janet,
Thanks for having me on your blog.
What a fun thing to do. I have such fond memories of taking the picture.

Miss Mae said...

Love those photos, Gail! This is the first time I've been to this blog, it's fantastic! And your post was so enjoyable, Gail. :)

Stephen & Janet Bly said...

Gail: Glad to have you and your pic featured on our blog.
Miss Mae: Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments!

On the trail in ID,
Steve & Janet

Sherry Gloag said...

I love the country so enjoyed the pictures. We don't have blue bonnets in the UK so it was lovely to see a whole field of them.

Janet Bly said...

Sherry: Thanks for your post. Would love to have a country photo from England! If you have one, send it to us sometime with some commentary about it (see guidelines) on homepage.