"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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Break

Usually at this time of year, I travel to a warmer and more southerly clime to enjoy a taste of springtime earlier than we have at home. And to escape "mud season."

This year, NH is having an early spring. As is the place I visited.

The flowers are amazing. Cherry blossom (everywhere), azalea (everywhere, but especially in my childhood friend's garden), camellia (ditto), dogwood (everywhere), wisteria (everywhere), roses (in my mother's garden)...like being in the Garden of Eden, day in, day out.

Last week I revisited the city and university where the Chap and I met--many many years ago, almost to the very day. We had been away so long we thought we'd need this guidebook.

He audited the television production class I taught in this studio. The rest is history!

On a day-trip we toured a historic house that belongs to a friend from hometown and schooldays(and relative of my BFF), filled with family artifacts and exquisitely furnished. With an amazing and period-appropriate garden.

In addition to garden-gazing, we enjoyed birdwatching. This bluebird has laid 4 eggs in the nesting box.

More later.

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