I had to take a break from the writing for three days there, so now am heading back to it with a vengeance.  There was a family emergency that needed input, and a flaring up of health issues lingering from – and brought about by – last year’s formidable stress. The good news is that, during the research I did over the past few days, I’ve discovered a way to deal with them that will not involve prescription drugs, nor the AMA. Part of it requires daily low-impact, gentle exercise, so I’m back to the Forest Preserve. I’m going out now for more – in 36 degree sun! – and then getting back to the deadlines.  When they are finished, Chicago will be in the middle of a January thaw. I’m looking forward to that and, at last, the studio.

I am still thinking of these patterns, or rather patterns upon patterns.

Attack squirrel. “Yo!  No pictures!”

4 thoughts on “Hiatus

    • He really did get obnoxious when I snapped a photo, came straight down the tree looking me in the lens and chattering: cracked me up. Lots o’ deer, with darker winter coats than usual, too, but unwilling to stay in focus as yet.

  1. Our black/grey squirrels are much friendlier, probably because one of the neighbours feeds ’em.

    (Particularly the one we have dubbed “Stumpy” — not sure how it happened but her tail has been docked shorter than a Dobie’s….)

  2. thawing here, yesterday anyway. love the squirrel. they are bold, but the red ones come in my house, blast ’em. i used to set rat traps for them, but stopped after one put a pine cone in the trap for me. i got the message.

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