As the above photo shows, it is spring in my garden. This is Henry, who features in my last two books, “Going, Gone” and “Barnstorming,” enjoying his favorite spring activity.
I love writing about seasons, landscape and weather. So much so that I have been criticized, more than once, for departing into a description of these things in the midst of what is supposed to be an action-packed passage. Of course, I tried to weave these details into the action, but the truth is, this what I notice in real life–even if I am galloping up a hill chasing cattle (and this is as close as I come in real life to the horseback chases with a villain in pursuit that feature in my books). So basically I never tire of observing/describing what I see in the natural world. And lately my interest has shifted away from words towards photographic images. So today, in honor of the upcoming vernal equinox, I bring you my garden in March–and my plum tree. Happy spring!.
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