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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winterberry

 
Winterberry is on my mind because it's going to be the background for the cover of Dead Mule Swamp Mistletoe.

winterberry

It's a true holly, Ilex verticillata. Usually, most of the leaves drop in the winter, but this clump of the shrubs had an odd cluster with all it's leaves.

winterberry

I'm playing with cover ideas for the book. Here are two mock-ups. Which one do you like best? Both need some work, particularly on the mistletoe ball, but I think I'm getting close.

cover Dead Mule Swamp Mistletoe

cover Dead Mule Swamp Mistletoe

All the news is other news- I took these pictures several days ago. Spent some time trying to continue to clean up the house, and tried to write two chapters. Didn't quite make that goal.

See Michigan Holly
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2 comments:

Ann said...

I like the one with the mistletoe ball off to the right. You get to see more of those beautiful red berries that way and for some reason it just looks more balanced to me

Secondary Roads said...

I prefer the second mock-up. The font is much easier to read--particularly for your surname.

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