"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

Friday, June 09, 2006

Quick Trip Outdoors

Had a break in the rain this morning. (It's supposed to pour this afternoon, tonight, all day tomorrow.)

The weeds run rampant. It's nightmarish.

My roses are prostrate--fancy word for flopping all over, down to the ground. But that's a good thing, buds have broken out all along the canes. I've never seen so many buds...

I plucked a few pretty floral specimens to brighten the house. Cranesbill geranium, ox-eye daisies, clover, yarrow, fringed bleeding heart.

Must get back to work. Yesterday's outing prevented it. In addition to other activities, I registered my candidacy for political office with a fistful of loose change! But I returned home last night with eight inter-library loan books. Including a 6-volume set, the diary of a 17th century gossip, which includes some meaty tidbits about my novel's characters. I'm in heaven. With all this reading to do, I suppose I don't mind the rain.

And as I'll be indoors, maybe I'll get round to putting the Bratislava/Prague trip on the web.

But one day, eventually, the sunshine will return, and I'll resume my war with the weeds.

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