A bit more snow on the way, here in New England.   In fact, it already started earlier today:


The railing of the deck at our house. (UPDATE: click to embiggen, then zoom in and out)


These flakes were so lovely and perfect, I had to photograph them…


Just used my handy little iPhone.

My favorite kind of snow.  But I did dash out for more ice melt salt.  It’s supposed to be freezing rain later.

Monday is household chores day for me.   I like to save the weekend to be at my writing office, because I generally have the entire floor to myself, all day both days.

When I first moved in, half the floor was empty, and I had several rooms between me and the busy offices.  The sense of solitude was wonderful.  There was even an actual glass door that I could pull closed, halfway down the hallway, creating even more of a buffer zone.

Then a property-management group moved in down the hall from me — but that was okay.  They’re not full time.

Then a one-man construction company moved in across from me — but that was okay, too.  He’s mostly out constructing things.

Now, however, the billboard-sign sales office is doing really well.  Good for them!  And they’ve hired four more people.  Nice boost for local economy!

And they’ve taken over the rest of the offices.  Damn.

Including the one directly beside mine, with zero soundproofing, so that even the most normal casual conversation sounds like it is right exactly in the same room with me.

So, despite the fact that I am now a full-time writer, I still do most of my work on afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Well, I’m a natural night-person anyway.

And things seem to be going pretty well, actually.  Progress is being made; solutions seem to be at hand.


More later…

4 Responses to “Flakes”

  • Sean Fagan Says:

    … that’s real snow? Wow.

    (Being a native Southern Californian, I of course know that “snow” is a fiction, probably for marketing reasons. [Think about it, we all know life as we know it requires _liquid_ water, and yet you always see these films with “snow” that still have animals and plants going about their daily, non-frozen business!])

    • Rosemary Says:

      The real deal. I should have put something in the photo for scale, for those from alien climes. The flakes are about the size of the O in “ONE DIME” on the back of a dime. I find it so beautiful that something that tiny can be so fractally complex.

  • Job Says:

    Wow, I can hardly believe that’s real. I’ve never seen snowflakes like that! In fact, I haven’t seen any snow at all this year nor last year, only sleet/wet snow here (Utrecht, NL). That’s even more of a nuisance than snow, and without any of the beauty…

    BTW I just finished the Outskirter’s Secret and I loved it just as much as the first book. Initially, I was a bit fed up with travelogue in the wilderness storylines (after Martin and Erikson, among others), but the great characters, worldbuilding and pacing kept me hooked.Great to know that I won’t have to wait very long after I’ll get to the end of book 4!

  • pointoforigin Says:

    What a great capture of snowflakes!