"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Making Friends

A few minutes before I took this photo, I was sitting on the front steps with this chipmunk, who was eating seeds from my hand. I decided not to startle it with the camera, so came inside to shoot him.

This is my friend Bramble, who dwells beneath a blackberry bush along our driveway, at the edge of the woods. Bramble has been with us for quite a long time. I think I called him/her something else last year, when he/she was living beneath the Saab we park next to the garage. My chipmunks' names are usually directly connected to the location of their burrows.

And here's a view of the little lake--all the ice cover is gone (except a tiny strip hugging the shore, which isn't visible in this shot.) Nice to see open water again!

I'm off to the hairdresser today. All this spring weather means I need a new springtime "'do" !

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