Welcome to my blog Upstate Girl, (a.k.a Follow Your Bliss Part II), I am an independently published author. This blog is all about writing and the stuff that inspires me to write, the joys and obstacles that come along with the writer's life, and my fascination with the psychology of people and what makes them tick...the human condition, as is...and my love for words, playing with them and making sense of them...and I throw in a few photos from my acre of the world just to make things pretty...sometimes there are things I have no words for, only pictures will do.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

March is roaring in like a lion...

Emerging from Winter Snow, 3/5/2011

Debris, 3/5/2011

Dried grass on stone, 3/5/2011

Ground Collage, leaves, 3/5/2011

Ground Collage, debris,  3/5/2011

Leaf Lace, 3/5/2011

A March Collage, debris from last Autumn, 3/5/2011
I always forget (conveniently) how windy the month of March can be...ugh! We've had another round of melting, so our 'glacier' has receded up the driveway a little more, and there's quite a bit of water sitting in the low areas of the acre and around about...the sump-pump is working over time to keep the basement dry...rain turned into sleet, sleet turned into snow, and we have a bit of fog too, so it's a typical day for the time of year... I guess it's being recorded as one of the snowiest winters with 64 days of steady snow and deep bone chilling cold...I know I'm tired of it, and will be glad when it's done. The red wing blackbirds have come back to my feeder and I spied a chipmunk yesterday, and the tips of daffodils are poking out of the ground this morning from a spot that was still under snow yesterday, so spring is coming...we mustn't lose heart. I did get outside with my little point and shoot camera yesterday before it turned miserable, and photographed the snow-flattened debris uncovered by this latest melt...collages of leaves and grass...wabi-sabi stuff...


Leslie Avon Miller said...

I was immediatly drawn to the first image - it looks like a painting!

I saw several robins yesterday and the daffodils are emerging. Best of all, we have more light.

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Our robins never left town! I've seen them and heard soft "tut-tut" calls now and then all winter, it's weird that they've been sticking around, but I suppose if they're finding enough to eat, they feel they don't have to make the trek south. But they've been restless lately, busier and noisier.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jann Gougeon said...

Your photos are beautiful, Laura. And so is "Dusty Waters" . . sensitive, lyrical, engaging, absorbing . . and I could go on. :)

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Thanks, Jann!

I never know how people will react to my books, and it's always a pleasant surprise to hear the "good news"!