Yesterday, I went hunting for remaining snow sculptures as the winter nears its end, momentarily. Spring has begun to whisper in the wind ‘I’m very near, just a few more weeks and flowers will be bursting with joy and delight.’
I could feel the air changing so I seized the moment to capture more snow scuptures near where I live. The other day I showed the ‘Snow Dog.’ It was resting on the pavement in a parking lot and I photographed it as the dog was sleeping.Â Tell me what you see – a dog, a mountain lion, a cheetah…..I would love to know!Â Thank you for dropping by and I always look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.Â Susan
For a little while I’ve laid down my ‘word document’ (modern contemporary version of ‘the pen’) regarding my screenplay, The Last Rose of Summer. Today, my inner landscape is leaping with anticipation to return writing my screenplay. I’m so glad because I’ve been frustrated not writing everyday. There are so many exciting writing ideas I have (according to me) that I would love to complete. In order to do so I need to write or the borders of the document will remain – empty. The canvass needs to be written upon. Today, is that day.
Thank you for stopping by – I await hearing from you. Looking forward to learn more about you.
A blue lagoon lay still as a sleeping barn reflects itself unknowingly.Â The barnâ€™s reflection beckons you to ponder its point of view.
I’ve been told by the professional weather scientists who predict in what form nature is coming – snow is falling in my little town tonight.Â I’m so delighted to hear that!
I feel snow creates such an altering visual of the environment – and it happens during the winter months, only.Â Other elements such as wind, rain, fog etc., can occur during any of the 3 other seasons. It’s just so, so amazingly beautiful. Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to your comments.
A wet, heavy snow fell on the landscape of the town I live in. Within moments it transformed our town into, again, a magical winter wonderland. It was very cold and has been since the snow fell.Â As I drive through the streets I have noticed sparkles of ice nuggets dangling from the tiny barren branches. In a particular angle of view – when the sun is behind – the frozen ice nuggets sparkle brilliantly that give the illusion of diamonds resting on the fragile looking branches.Â It’s so glorious to see.Â I will go out tomorrow and photograph this beautiful moment while the air is still very cold. Nearing the end of the week, the temperatures will be warmer – I don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to photograph these magnificent jewels. I will post a photograph to share with you.
While you’re waiting to see the diamonds, I’ve chosen this tile with my photograph of the Gray Barn.
~~ Susan Elkin
On Saturday I was to meet with my first potential person for my Young Dad’s with Children Portrait series.Â I was excited about meeting him but it didn’t occur.Â I’m hoping to contact other sources to help me be in contact with young dads who may be interested in being part of this portrait sequence.Â This is an idea I’ve had for a while.Â The idea is in it’s infancy stage so there’s not yet much to report.Â As other opportunities unfold in making this project a reality I will keep you posted.
Diane and I had tea/coffee with our very wonderful friends Jacqueline and Jean Claude.Â We so much enjoy their humor, wit and friendship.Â As Diane and I were driving to their home there was a tarantula rain storm that was so strong that I needed to pull my car off into the breakdown lane.Â I just couldn’t see because of the heavy rains that pounded against the windshield.Â Also the cars ahead were barely visible. After a few moments I started driving on the highway.Â The rain seemed to lighten its weight slightly. Finally, we safely came to the home of our friends.Â We had a terrific afternoon.Â Then it was time to leave. Jacqueline is an amazing gardner and baker.Â She had prepared scrumptuous scones, raisin tea cake and home made strawberry jam. Y U M M Y!Â Jean Claude makes the most delicious coffee – he carries with him a little timer to be sure of the coffees brewing exactness. I had two cups. After a glorious afternoon of laughter, wisdom and advice Diane and I departed with profound love and gratefulness that these two terrific people are part of our lives.Â Adieu.
I’ve decided the join the Two Things Challenge.Â This week it’s Native & Exotic.Â The swordfish is considered exotic for these parts of Massachusetts.Â The boiled potato is quite native.
~~Â Susan Elkin
I got my toe wet and ‘frozen’.Â Sue, thank you for your encouragement.
~~ Susan Elkin
On Monday I’ll meet with my writer’s group for the second time. I do have trepidations about it because we each have forwarded stories to one another for reading/critiquing purposes.Â I have no idea how the first scene of my screen play will be received.Â During the past six months I’ve tweaked and re-tweaked the various scenes many, many times.
The other day I met with one of the co-authors of “A Wrinkle in Time” (made for television version) and she felt I was on the right track.Â She gave me helpful feedback in creating a more smoothly readable script.Â After talking with her I drove home and immediately made the changes suggested.
I’m about half way through the first major draft and my goal is to have the play completely written within two months. I’m excited in starting my next writing idea which is to be a children’s television series.Â Just to let you know, I’ve never been short on ideas.
All of you are an inspiration to me.Â I deeply appreciate your taking the time in responding to what I share with you.
~~ Susan Elkin