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Gray Saturday

Outside today, all is gray and damp. The Nor'easter that came by overnight brought us a lot of rain here in southern NJ, but no snow, though there's a chance we'll see a few flakes later this afternoon.

In the front yard outside my writing room, there's a witch hazel bush that is full of buds already. How is it that the plants know to start preparing for spring while it's still winter, and the worst of winter weather is still to come? I don't know, but I sure admire them.

Later today, I'll go get some craft supplies, as I find myself wanting to create tangible things of late. Not stories, as much as I'd like, but that is okay for now.

Also? I've come to realize that waiting around until I'm "on fire" to write is probably a waste of my time. Far better for me to show up and write anyway, if I want to be a writer. (Of course there are days lately when I ask myself that very question. I still think the answer is "yes," though it's not always as definite an answer as I'd like.)



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lizziebelle
Jan. 24th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
Another name for Witch Hazel is Winterbloom. Some of them flower in late fall, and some in late winter or early spring. I love them because they bloom when nothing else does. :)
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soulfully
Jan. 24th, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
I was looking outside my windows this morning and wondering the same thing about my trees. =) I do live further south though. We were supposed to get an inch or two of snow yesterday, but we received nothing. Now it's sunshine outside.

I've been considering taking an art class. I used to enjoy drawing when I was a kid, not that I was great at it, but still, I enjoyed it.

You are definitely a writer! Whether or not you publish anything else, you are still a writer. =)
angeladegroot
Jan. 25th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
According to the weather forecast, Monday/Tuesday snow will make up for the lack of Saturday's. I don't mind a heavy snowfall - takes the guilt out of giving myself a day off.
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