Just a couple of pictures from downtown Reno in the daylight.

I'm so glad I took this picture with my dear friend, Kathleen Givens. 
She wrote beautiful books and taught me so much. Her life was much too short.


Amanda's celebrating another adventurous year! Free Book Giveaway!

 If your birthday happens to be in February , then I am in good company! I hope this year has been  a "reset" year for you as well. 

I know I won't ever take for granted the many ordinary things that life has to offer. And so...my wish for you is to stay well, be safe, be kind....

Take a deep breath

Listen to the stillness

Be grateful for a blue sky

Enjoy a free story of hope, laughter and second chances!

Happy birthday & here's to second chances!

Kindness matters,


Jacqui’s Friday Flowers in February

February is the start of Cherry Blossom season in Victoria, Canada. I love catching them on a blue-sky day for extra contrast. There are certain streets where the blossoms always arrive first. It's nice that the trees have a routine. It allows me to make a plan for where I will walk each day to increase my chances of finding the best blossoms. 

Here are some of the amazing Cherry Blossoms I photographed near my home from February to March in 2020. 

Jacqui ❤️ 💐

Cherry Blossoms up close

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Click here to see my January blog post & my crocus & snowdrop pics 🌷

To see more of my flower pictures (during the February to October flower season in Victoria, Canada), visit my Facebook and Instagram pages. 

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Jacqui Nelson - Author Picture
Fall in love with a new Old West where the men are steadfast & the women are adventurous. I love writing stories about women who are Wild West scouts, spies, cardsharps, wilderness guides, trick-riding superstars, and more. 

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I was very fortunate to spend three weeks in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. One day, I met up with fellow Golden Heart finalist, Jacqui Nelson on Vancouver Island. It was cloudy, but didn't dampen the wonderful colors of that city.