Thursday, April 16, 2009

Last leaf of winter

Photo by Andif. Powered sugar by nature.


Nancy P said...

Andi, does it ever give you a little start to open this site and fine one of your photos here? 'Cause you never know which I'll use.

Lisa M said...

Bah--Winter. Need consistent warm temps.
Nancy, you do keep us on our toes. I gave a little start when you ripped me away from beautiful flowering tree to snowy leaves.
Though I do really like the pic.

Up uber early. Insomnia gig is the pits this week.
I have a brainstorming session scheduled with an independent editor this afternoon. After three years with this story I still hear words like stereotype and been done many times before, so I'm looking to find some ways to add new deminsions and depth. We'll see how that goes. Fresh is beginning to be a word I detest and that eludes me.

Friday be here-YEAH.
Beth, Glad you had such a good time with twin.
Kelly, hope the aches subside soon and you can get that spring in your step again.

Bono--Tortoise headache--LOL
ENJOY day off!!

Fabulous Friday to All.

Lisa M said...

Can You Imagine? by Mary Oliver

For example, what the trees do
not only in lightning storms
or the watery dark of a summer's night
or under the white nets of winter
but now, and now, and now - whenever
we're not looking. Surely you can't imagine
they don't dance, from the root up, wishing
to travel a little, not cramped so much as wanting
a better view, or more sun, or just as avidly
more shade - surely you can't imagine they just
stand there loving every
minute of it, the birds or the emptiness, the dark rings
of the years slowly and without a sound
thickening, and nothing different unless the wind,
and then only in its own mood, comes
to visit, surely you can't imagine
patience, and happiness, like that.

Still poetry month and trees seem to be a recurring theme here.

Nicola Slade said...

And to you too, Lisa, and all.
Guess what I bought yesterday? The Virgin of Small Plains, that's what. I read it last year but have now bought the pbk and I'm determined to get it signed one day. Nancy - organise a UK tour please!

AndiF said...

Nancy, I like seeing what your eye latches on too. I get surprised by your choices a lot which is very fun.

Here's a counterbalancing early sign of spring (and one I didn't have to get by looking down!). [LINK]

bono, it would great if you came here; there's lots to do -- our little tourist area is full of shops, galleries, places to eat, great scenery (largest state park, national forest, state forest). And you won't need directions because I will give you the grand tour. :)

Sorry about the sleeplessness, Lisa. Just pretend sleep is a test and you have to follow the instructions. ;)

Morning all.

AndiF said...

Oops -- got so excited about the thought of bono coming, I forgot my link to the early sign of spring.


Anonymous said...

Morning, all! Great pic, andi!

More fun with horses today. Then maybe the beach. Lots of girl time. I'm finding my smile again.

Looks like it might be gloomy in P'cola today - or else the sun just hasn't come up yet. :-)

I love that poem, Lisa! Have fun with the brainstorming - keep your mind open to new directions, even if it means a lot of work. But also remember that in the end, it's YOUR story.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!

Maria Lima said...

Morning, all! Today there is SUN - again, 2 whole days in a row!!

A greater plus: it's FRIDAY.

An even greater plus: finished 2nd round of edits on BLOOD KIN last night (1 night turnaround, yeah, buddy)!

::Throws open door to spring and all good things ahead::

TGIF, y'all!

katiebird said...

I was scared for a minute and thought that was a photo from this morning!

Lisa, I'm sorry about your insomnia. But, the poetry makes it worth it from my perspective!

(waving) Hi Nancy, Andi, Nicola, Beth, Maria Lima & everyone yet to come!

bono said...

Love that pic of the whirly-gigs against the brilliant blue sky - and the one on the front page, too! Andif, sounds like it would be a fun road trip, and copies of your pix, too!!!!

Lovely poem, Lisa. Thanks. Hope you have good news from editor and are able to get some sleep this weekend. How many days of school left?

Sounds like you're having some healing good times, Beth. Good for you.

Nancy, would you stop in Cleveland on your way to a tour of the UK to sign Nicola's book? Please?

Good going, Maria!

Waves back to KB and to all who arrive later. I'm off to run some errands and get some yard work done. (singsongs, "I have the day off, I have the day off." lol)

Where's Farf?

FARfetched said...

I'm around, just deep in the mime shaft. So to speak.

The world continues to ignore my request to stop for a few days so I can get some stuff done.

JimF said...

"In the woods is perpetual youth."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday: Left for Bradford Woods ( with 63 sixth graders.

Friday: Retruned with 63 something that we'll work out in the next 8 weeks.

Endorphin rush: Priceless.

boran2 said...

Nicely done, Andi!

Winter is finally losing its grasp on the Hudson Valley. It was a fairly warm and sunny day here.

Off to Long Island tomorrow to look at a car.