Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Great Place to Write

This morning I climbed (and I do mean "climbed"!) up to the top of our ridge, wearing my backpack laden with camera and other assorted necessities (i.e., walkie talkie, compass), and found a comfy log where I spread out my indian blanket and sat for awhile to write. Unfortunately, the wind was howling, making me uneasy with all of those creaking, swaying trees around me, and it became so COLD that I could barely hold my pen! But it was fun to be in the woods for a change, after a long winter of staying indoors for the most part. I startled a deer that snorted but never revealed itself. Vultures soared over my head, making strange calls as though laughing at me: "Look at that fool!"

One reason I went up was to see if there are any morel mushrooms yet. I didn't find any, which doesn't mean anything since I usually can't find them, but our neighbor went up yesterday and he didn't find any either which means they aren't out yet since he
always finds them! I guess it is a bit too early.

Nevertheless, I did enjoy the challenging climb and the commune with nature. It looked like the sun was shining behind the mountains in the distance (it wasn't shining here!), and the shimmering glow was pretty to view.


  1. Sounds like a good place to write, on a warmer day. ;) Thanks for visiting my blog, I enjoyed your pictures!

  2. It's always good to get out on the land. (watch for a package.... goes in the mail tomorrow afternoon when I get out of work!) :)

  3. Hi Aleta!

    I know YOU. YOU won the syrup!!! you lucky girl.

    Hey, THANK YOU so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. And I LOVE your reading/writing spot. How nice to have a ridge to climb. Okay. I'm NOT going to the coveting place yet AGAIN! lol

  4. You are blessed to have such a beautiful spot{I know you have more than just one beautiful spot}to write & meditate,phylliso

  5. Hey Aleta, I just happened to check your blog. I'm so glad you are blogging again. I have missed you. I can only imagine how much you enjoyed being out there in the woods. BUT--Sunday was the coldest day we have had in awhile. You'll have to try it again another time when it's warmer. You are so lucky to have all of that land.... I'm envious.

    We had a fabulous trip to Serenity Falls. Check out my blog when you have time.

  6. Aleta, Thanks for stopping by my blog. The sander is used to do the first part of the felting. You put a plastic bag over the sander, turn it on, and then place it down on your already wetted down fibers. Hold in place for 10 seconds and then move to a new spot. You aren't supposed to drag the sander over the wet fibers. It isn't a new technique, some people have been doing it for years, but I just recently started using it. It isn't any messier than doing it without and it really speeds up the process. Much easier and less time consuming.