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Wind and Desert and Light

I think what works about horse camp is that it's so different from home. And yet it's not. I don't usually curl up in bed with my coffee in the morning and edit a story, read blogs, check twitter, and listen to blip music. I do all those things at home, just not so comfortably. Sort of like this...

And yes, tax season has left me a little worse for wear. That's why I'm here.

Of course the house does have lots of books and hot and cold running cats...

That's Hillary. He knows me. The kittens are still unsure what my purpose is.

So the sun is up now. I woke in the predawn a bit after 5, which would be my normal day back east. I'm listening to wind chimes and soughing wind that is sounding a lot like waves on the shore. Which is how it sometimes sounds at home, especially in the pines. It's raining back home, though. That's what the Weatherdude said. Half an inch and more. And while I applaud because we need rain very, very much, I'm also happy to be here where there's only blue sky and sharp edges. It's also going to be 90. That's different than back at home.

There's work in the home here. It's a working farm, more work than mine, more need to do chores several times a day. Chickens are more self-sustaining than horses. There's a barn, paddock, rabbits, birds. There's writing to be done. There's coffee and Judy buys fresh eggs just for me.

And wind. So much wind. I like wind. Blows the cobwebs out, acts as white noise. I need more wind in my stories. Which reminds me. I'm procrastinating. I still don't much like the editing process.

Frog Out


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Apr. 20th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
I can see the first pic, not the second. Stupid work computer.

I made cookies. Animal-shaped, no frosting. Just for you. :>p
Apr. 20th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry you can only see me and not Hillary. He was on my bed to look out the window.

Animal cookies. Animals. My cup runneth over.
Apr. 20th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Hillary looks amazingly curious. Or statled... :-)
Apr. 20th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Startled, I think. I pointed my computer at him and a light flashed.

Edited at 2009-04-20 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 20th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Hillary is quite the gorgeous man, yes. Reminds me of Goliath, but sweeter.
Apr. 20th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
It all sounds delightful!
Apr. 20th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
All except the !*&*^%%$^ editing part.
Apr. 20th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Apr. 20th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
How lovely. It sounds deeply refreshing. I hope your editing picks up and the whole experience is a positive one.
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
it's perfect for me. I'm not fussy, I like that it's both like and unlike my own house. Both country and farm house, but very different climates. Lots of animals. Lots of writing. Lots of rest.
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Hillary is gorgeous!

Hope you're getting exactly what you need from this retreat.
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I am indeed! I always do here. Hope your new job is working out for you. You've been through a lot lately.
Apr. 21st, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
My job has been going well. I've found a nice rhythm of work, writing, and life in general.
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