"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, October 07, 2005

Another important anniversary

I first experienced New England on this very day. When we arrived for our autumn honeymoon, at peak foliage season, it was love at first sight. But I never, ever guessed that eventually I'd be living here. Or that one day I'd possess twenty-plus acres of trees as gorgeous as this tall, stately one at the edge of our forest.

Here's a shot looking up historic Main Street on a picture-perfect October afternoon. Not a cloud in the sky.

October 7 was the first night I ever spent in the cottage up at the Big Lake. It was quite a long time ago, but like all the best, most cherished memories, it could've been yesterday!

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