Saturday, February 13, 2010

Voyage to Bottom of the Creek

Taken January 28, 2010.

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  1. VGW? Oh my!

    Morning, gang--here's hoping that Lisa is keeping warm in the wake of the Texas snowpocalypse and that Beth is safe and warm at her next stop.

    I'm burying myself in writing today. The essay was giving me grief last night so I ended up watching TV. ::g::

    But needs must and deadlines seem to energize me, so I'm off to whip this sucker into shape.

    ::waves at you all::

    Happy Saturday!

  2. Wow, I missed the VGW by less than 20 minutes… people are slow moving this morning. Quite a complex picture this morning, and not a speck of ice to be seen (in the picture)!

    I got a few shots yesterday evening while it was still light enough, posted those and some of the ice storm pix from two weeks ago:

    January ice storm

    February snow

    Light looks really good right now, so I'm going to add to the latter collections…

  3. Productive writing Maria.

    Still got most of the foot of snow on the ground. Only getting up in the 40s so likely will stick around until Monday when major sun will hit. Put link in yesterday's post to pics of our Record snow.

    Beth, think you will be fine, maybe a bit damp in Houston area. Hope the time with high school bud goes well.

    Nicky, I'm just glad it hasn't been FREEZING too much as well as snowy. The temps have hovered around freezing and above so everything is not rock solid ice.
    Texas doesn't handle this type of weather well. 200,000+ without power because of falling tree limbs.

    Nancy, I'm trying really hard to stay on track with revision/writing. I wish I could get the ideas clearly from my head to the page. Damn ADD brain. Getting close to solidifying some needed changes that have been percolating.

    Cyberhugs to all.
    Throw another log on the fire.

  4. If you squint a little bit that picture looks like Sedona under a floodpocalyspe from ~5k feet.

  5. Whew, I guess the muse bit big. I managed to get the essay done and sent off. Guess deadlines really do make me focus. ::g::

    Farf, love the pics, the pampas grass in snow is tres cool.

    Ouch, Lisa - a foot?? That's a heck of a lot of snow even in places that get snow. Stay safe! Re: the ADD brain, yeah, I totally get that.

    A trick I have is to have a Google doc for notes/thoughts. I just throw stuff in there as it occurs to me and eventually some of it makes it way into the book/story, other times not.

    I think that I'm going to chill the rest of the day and read. Then it's time (tomorrow perhaps) to start focusing on the short story that's due in April. Luckily, I have a fairly good outline worked out, thanks to the muse hitting me over the head with a clue bat a couple of weeks ago.

    Cheers, all!

  6. Another drive by as I am packing to go to Scottsdale for Dana Stabenow's book launch. Then on to Vegas to visit friends.

    Talk to you all when I get back. Be good (but not too good!)

  7. That's gorgeous.


    A little non-linear this morning. Off to caffeinate now.

  8. Greetings from chilly Houston, where it's a balmy 39 degrees. But no snow, phew! Stay inside & safe, Lisa!

    Thought of Janet & Olivia @ the hockey game last night. With two little girls, didn't get to watch much so no explaining, Jim.

    Sorting GS cookies today, then Tex-Mex dinner w/ HS friends.

    Hugs to all!

  9. Oh, I love this photo. The colors are so intense and the light is wonderful! Isn't it delightful how the water brings out the color of otherwise drab stones when dry?

    I'm glad to see you have open water, as in not ice... :-)

    Hello everybody. Good to see and hear from you. Keep warm, be patient, spring's a comin'.

  10. Morning all. A couple of days of very cold temps have turned the fluffy snow into a hard crust that you break through every step. Giddy and I are now reciting the old geezer's mantra: Ow, ow, ow.

    Way to use that whip and chair on those wild words, Maria!

    Nice winter shots, Farf. January was especially generous with its photo ops.

    Stay warm and safe, Lisa. And maybe borrow Maria's whip and chair for your writing.

    Jen, a lack of perspective can be a wonderful thing. :)

    Dina, have a good trip. I can't say I'm too jealous of going to Vegas but if you make it over to Valley of Fire State Park or Red Rock Canyon or up to Zion, I will be.

    Morning Kelly. I hope you're all lined up now.

    Hi Beth. Sounds like a good if chilly time is being had.

    Well we had open water when that picture was taken, CF. Now -- not so much.

  11. (waving wildly) Hi Andi & everyone, some of you have seen me around on Facebook but other than that I seem to have been in a writing-blackout. I THINK my muse is back from her walkabout(and my shins are bruised from her kicks -- she HATES it when I lurk)

    Andi, I like todays photo -- it's like a mosaic.

  12. Hey, hey kb! Welcome back! Hope all is well with you and your family.

  13. Hi Andi - I feel like Rip van Winkle ...

    Everyone is fine in my family. You wouldn't believe how quickly my dad recovered from that surgery. He's doing very well -- thanks for asking.

  14. That's really excellent news. I am so glad to hear it.

    And on that happy note, good night everybody.

  15. nice post. thanks.