That life can change as sudden as the blink of an eye is never lost on me. When I started writing my 2013 NANO project the weather here on the high desert was hanging on to mild days, & sunny skies, making my view out my window from where I write quite stunning for Fall in Oregon. Even for the high desert. Fall which just happens to my favorite time of year because it represents change. At least to my way of thinking it does. The photo above I took about a month ago. in late October as I walked the river trail outlining my new story -line.- A personal favorite place to wander on foot for a mental wander.
Locally we were beginning to think that any idea we might have that this was going to be a harsh winter were slim.
Then Mother Nature surprised us last week as our night-time temps began dipping into single digits, and our daytime highs in the mid 20’s. Fahrenheit that is. Old Man Winter is making an appearance after all.
My NANO? As of this day; #25, taking most of the weekend off, I am delighted that I am at 43,668 words towards my goal of 50,000.
I also realized while star-gazing my story won’t be told in the 50,000 word commitment I made. I am quite okay with that.
Feeling: Astonished how things can change, so much, so fast.
FYI only ~
The gorgeous photo above is not mine, but I think it so breathtaking and representative of the beauty we are blessed with here on the desert in the winter. I want to share it.
The highway in the photo is the beautifully scenic Cascade Lakes Highway. This awesome pic is by James Dustin Parsons of ExtremeOregon.net. He snapped this last Wednesday evening while snowshoeing on out on the closed highway.
Mr Parson’s shared this; ” That yellow glow, from what I have learned is light pollution from Portland,” he wrote. “It is in every night shot I take in that direction, but I think it looks cool.”
I think so too James~