I just finished this guilty pleasure, the 8th book in the Outlander series. Some of the writing drives me crazy, but the story is terrific. Gabaldon is still writing the 9th installment, so I guess I can get back to the waiting book stacks on and around my bedside table. Droughtlander begins. #droughtlander#guiltypleasure#outlander#girlfromthemitten
After eighteen years with no flowers, this is the second season my mother’s transplanted peony has bloomed, proof there are such things as spectacular late bloomers. Pretty wonderful, don’t you think? #latebloomers#latebloomer#peony#girlfromthemitten
On Thursday, I had an inspiring visit to the Muskegon Museum of Art. This little jewel of a museum sponsors an annual ekphrastic poetry contest, so I had the opportunity to read my poem inspired by Study in Rose and Brown by James McNeill Whistler. Yes, the same artist who famously painted a portrait of his mother. I saw a lot of great art, heard a number of fine Michigan poets, and met the delightful Catherine E. Mott, the MMA's New Assistant Director. If you're on the west side of the state, stop in for a tour. #muskegonmuseumofart#ekphrasticpoetry#jamesmcneillwhistler#studyinroseandbrown#puremichigan#muskegon#girlfromthemitten
I discovered my short story "How to Fall" traveled to Tampa without me! If you're at AWP, stop by the New Rivers Press at table 512 and pick up a copy of American Fiction Volume 15 (it stands on the far left in the photo) where my story appears. Say hello to the nice folks there for me. #awp18#nrpatawp#newriverspress#fiction#girlfromthemitten
Outside my window, a fresh layer of snow covers tree branches, flowerbeds, the garden bench. Although beautiful, I'm ready for winter to depart. Last week, after the slush melted, I spied daffodil tips and clumps of forget-me-nots around the base of our baby plum tree. Change is coming.
Above you'll find a writing prompt photo. Let me know if it inspires you. #writingpromptwednesday#writingprompt#winter#change#girlfromthemitten