Monday, April 23, 2012

A jumbled mess

My desk is a jumbled mess. Fourteen books, a stack of papers that my cat Gracie nibbles on (she does love her paperwork, a calendar, my laptop and monitor, a rarely used lamp... What's in that stack of paper? I haven't seen the bottom of it in months. There are books to read, books to assign to reviewers, duplicate books to donate to the library. I owe two reviews to Kirkus and plan to write one for the Internet Review of Books. One novel needs polishing, one needs a first draft to be completed, and one short-story collection is all ready except for the cover art. And of course there are the guest blogs I've been delinquent in writing.

What's a writer to do? Well, one could toss out some of those papers. Prioritize tasks. Or hop into the old RV and go flower-peeping. That's what my bride and I did last week, visiting Wildseed Farms and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Texas Hill Country. I didn't write a lick during that time, but enjoyed taking photos.

Wildseed Farms is a nursery on steroids. If you're ever in the Fredericksburg, Texas area in springtime, it's a must-see.

Poppies, Wildseed Farms

We just missed the bluebonnets at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin, but the displays we saw were gorgeous.

Lady Bird Wildflower Center

Meanwhile, my paperwork and writing projects await. 


Marian Allen said...

BeeeeYOUtiful! I could just pitch a tent at that Lady Bird place -- and that's coming from somebody who hates camping out. Next time I come to Texas, I'd love to visit that.


Androw said...

That’s adorable! You did an awesome job.
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Connie said...

I liked the idea of visiting places and taking photos. Enjoyed your photos. Cleaning off the desk can always wait until another time.