The Eve of NaNoWriMo (aka Halloween)

Yup, it’s that time again when words fly, charts grow, pencils get gnawed, and a writer’s mind turns to – well, how can I get 1667 words down today?

I was off today and I set myself some chores to do. I cut down part of a tree using my new reciprocating saw (battery-powered no less! I had a nice coat of sawdust!) and put down the last storm windows and even threw a load of wash in. I fiddled with my monopod/walking stick (still too big to go in the main suitcase) and then the smaller tripod (yes, the quick release head will go on it but it could use a washer underneath it).

Then Mom and I agreed that dinner and The Voice would be a good way to spend the evening so that’s just what we did. Then I went off to join the other WriMo’s at Denny’s. They were running pre-NaNoWriMo sprints so I fiddled with photos and now I’m doing a pre-midnight blog entry.

Earlier today before all the chores and stuff, I took a detour and saw things like this:


Click here for the other few photos.

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. — Carl Sandburg

Fall Sneaks In

went for a little drive to soak up some of the fall colors and ambiance. Found some side roads I’m not sure I’d been drown before, finally found Powell’s Conservation Area. Saw some folks out riding their horses (waited politely in my turned off car for them to pass by). Down by the conervation area I saw the most amazing views of the Catskills. Amazing! A woman I’d seen walking her dog stopped in her car to remark on the view and told me I should go up the hill into the field but I like to respect No Trespassing signs. Color me crazy. Maybe next time I’ll figure out where to ask permission.

Click on the photo to go to the Flickr Album!


Sunset, October 11

I did spend some time at home and all but the trip to Ghent (all those squirrels and all the rest and even a couple groundhogs) this morning and the trip out tonight to check out clouds was well worth it. Click on the photo below for the whole album.


Things seen tonight

I will confess: I took photos I knew I had no chance of being anything other than blurry because of the incredible light effects I saw. Didn’t care. Just wanted to be reminded of what I’d seen. Click below to see the flickr gallery.

6 sept 2016//

The End of August and Postcards

What an August it was! Many cards and wonderful poems and nice Facebook chatter about the process and sending and receiving. It flew past.

I really enjoyed sharing my photographs and my smaller watercolors as postcards and enjoyed the daily writing. I looked forward to my nightly mailbox trip and to what was in my mailbox each day.

I’ll post the cards I sent out, probably at the end of the month. In the meantime, thanks everyone for a wonderful month!

A Paler Shade of Sunset

but with reflections!

sunset 2 August 2016//

Tonight’s Sunset

After a quick but wonderful dinner and pokemon go consult with mom, I headed home but I got sidelined by the sky.

sunset 18 july 2016//