Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trekkie news!

Have you heard? Two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be showing for one night only on July 23! (in selected theaters only-- this is a big promo for the release of season 1 on blueray) Tickets will be available starting June 8.
The episodes will be TNG’s most-popular episodes, “Where No One Has Gone Before” 
and “Datalore,”.

(I don't know if they would be MY favorite, but whatev...
 If you're a TNG Trekkie this will be an event you don't want to miss. You can find more about it here!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

We Tripantu

It's summer time!

We are experiencing some of the highest temperatures on record here in Colorado and while that makes for lovely early morning /late afternoon hikes... 

Even the higher elevation  does not offer much, if any, relief. 

Still, long evenings at the top of a favorite spot, (we spent the 21st in camping chairs with a light dinner and champagne to bring in the solstice) watching till the skies are too dark to see anything but the city lights in the distance, are soul bendingly lovely. 
Photo courtesy of 91.5 KUNC
So, the rising temperatures are not dampening our enthusiasm for the long summer days and evenings that lie ahead. But they are creating havoc in the high country... 

 Bark Beetle damage has made swathes of forest into little more than tinder. In New Mexico, a recent fire devastated over 460 square miles of forest while here in Colorado firefighters are battling a fire just 60 miles from Denver. As of this morning, over 82,000 acres have burned and at least 141 houses have gone up in flames.

We could use a little rain.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Writer's cramp...

I am in the last stretch of my project (which has been a LONG time in the making) and I am happy about heading into the finish line. I have my sights on what I want to say, how I want it to look, what the ending should look like but I find the words seem to fail me as I go to put it on paper. It's so frustrating (to say the least!!). It's times like these that I find the words of Hemingway comforting...
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. -Ernest Hemingway
In the meantime, I've done some editing on my pictures, experimenting with the wildflowers (and a flower that Mo recently planted) that have colored my world. Hope they do the same for you!
Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower. -F. Scott Fitzgerald
 All flowers in time bend towards the sun, I know you say there's no one for you, But here is one. -Jeff Buckley
 "And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns." -Thomas Moore
 Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding. -Gian Carlo Menotti

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."  -F. Scott Fitzgerald


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