I didn't pet this sleeping bumblebee, but such a thing is possible. Imagine! "...even the insects in my path are not loafers, but have their special errands". Henry David Thoreau, American writer Bumblebees sleep in our garden. It's true. I often find them early in the morning, still tucked into bed in the depths of… Continue reading Just a bumbling along
"Summer afternoon -- summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." Henry James, American novelist Miles, our Appalachian porch dog, is sound asleep in the window seat next to me. This time, thank God, he has his back to the window instead of the hardwood floor… Continue reading Let sleeping dogs lie
Readers who are already familiar with my beach read, Dune Girl, may have wondered why I left out the main characters' wedding. Particularly since the book opens with another wedding that never quite happens and ends at a point beyond a wedding which is mentioned only in allusions. Want to read the whole story? "Dune… Continue reading ‘Dune Girl’s’ missing wedding scene
The calendar may say autumn is here, but I know a place where it is still sunny, summer joy. From cover to cover -- or at least the digital equivalent. Wink, wink! It's true! My e-book Dune Girl is a beach read through and through. A quick look: If Michael Alton’s hair is full of… Continue reading Don’t say goodbye to summer!
"...vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing." E.F. Benson, English writer/archaeologist People who have never lived at the beach watch hurricane coverage from afar… Continue reading Lemony Salmon Spread