Mood Music

It’s a sunny day today, and yesterday wasn’t.  The dawn this morning was infused with pink light colouring a gauzy mist and the dawn yesterday was clammy with drizzle.  The view from my window yesterday and today couldn’t be more different..The...
All in the End Is Harvest

All in the End Is Harvest

Saw this sign in France recently – Vendanges means grape harvest and it is such a big deal over there that it stops traffic — literally. The reason I’m sharing this photo with you is that I like the drama of the road sign,  the idea that a harvest,...

One, Two, Three, and S-T-R-E-T-C-H

The usual advice to fledgeling authors is to write about what you know, to draw upon the emotional truth of your own experience and translate it into fiction.  But it ain’t necessarily so.  If you stick too literally to this tenet, you run the risk of achieving...
Taking the Rough with the Smooth

Taking the Rough with the Smooth

I love this door. I positively ache to unlock the lock, turn the handle and ease it open, so that I can discover all the secrets which must surely be hidden on the far side.  I like the fact that the door itself is made of metal, and the metal is rusted, and the paint...

A River Runs Through It

On a recent trip to France we crossed over a little river called La Femme du Tete Perdu, which my limited grasp of French translates as the woman who lost her head.  Very apposite, I thought, as since the move I have lost just about everything, including my head, but...