"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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sunshine & How We Use It

The sunshine and blue skies returned yesterday, bringing warmth and brighter spirits to our corner of New England. Here in the Lodge construction zone, and on my round of errands downtown yesterday, everyone was in a soaring mood.

Here's one sun worshipper.

In other dog news....On the night before last, sometime after midnight, we were wakened by Ruth & Jewel, who had leapt up from their beds and run out to the screened porch. In the distance, coyotes were yelping in that strange way they have (which we've only heard here a couple of times in 17 years.)

Ruth and Jewel started with whining and sharp barks. Then they echoed or mimicked the coyotes' trilling cries almost identically, joining in the wild dog chorus. It freaked us out to hear our sweet and loving girls make such sounds, completely in tune with their inner coyote.

We called them back inside and closed the connecting door to the porch. The girls settled down on their soft, well-stuffed beds like the domesticated creatures they are, and went back to sleep.

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