Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Out Early. Home Late

Even the mourning doves weren't up yet when I left yesterday to drive to Greenville, S.C.

And it was still foggy down at the pond, though a burning bush lit the way.

The luncheon in Greenville was lovely and it was fun to see some old friends, and some I knew from emails, and some entirely new.

Jill of Fiction Addiction (who also wants to know about that cliff-hanger) put on a fine event and I hope to return to her wonderful store when the Birdie book comes out.

It was a pleasant trip in beautiful weather . . . and I was delighted to be greeted by the full moon -- the Hunter's Moon -- as I turned into our drive around six in the evening.

And now for something completely different:I have a new word -- why didn't I know about steam punk before this and why do I find it so intriguing?

Do you all know what steam punk is? According to my friend Mr. Google, it's been around for over 30 years.

You can expect to hear more about steam punk in a future post!
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Martin H. said...


You're really conveying the atmosphere of life in the mountains with your photography.

And, isn't it an interesting thing about language? Just a few years ago some people would probably have stood with questionmarks over their heads if you'd told them you'd been googling for steampunk.

Pat in east TN said...

What lovely pictures. We also had a heavy fog yesterday morning that closed us in til almost mid-day, but oooooh that moon ... what a beautiful sight!

willow said...

Lovely moon pics. It was a gloriously foggy morning in my neck of the woods, as well!

Vicki Lane said...

Martin -- Too true re new words! (And when did re become a normal part of my vocabulary?)

Hey Pat and Willow -- there's something so special about a full moon, isn't there?

KarenB said...

It sounds like I have a new bookstore to check out when I next visit my brother and sister-in-law! *off to google steampunk* !

estaminet said...

My favorite steampunk addiction is the comic "Girl Genius" by Phil and Kaja Foglio. Clever, beautiful, creative and hilarious. The steampunk phenomenon delights me. I'd be interested to hear what you read and enjoy!

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for teaching me a "new" word. Now, if I can just figure out a way to work it into my conversation...

I read about you and the upcoming Sylva book fair. Looks like you will be in good company. I'm hoping to get there and say hello in person. If not, I hope it goes extremely well for you and the other authors.

Merisi said...

That first image is magic,
as is the next to the last.
Whatever camera it was,
you knew how to capture what your eye told you to!

Hunter moon has always be my favorite moon,
I miss seeing him rise over the woods where we lived.

Vicki Lane said...

You'll like Fiction Addiction, Karen!

I'm just beginning to explore this, estminet -- thanks for the link!

Me and the literary crowd, Mountainwoman -- I'm kinda excited.

Thanks, Merisi -- it was the Nikon.

Victoria said...

Oh, how I wish it were foggy here. That's what November used to be like here, but we haven't had any rain since the couple of inches a while ago...

All of your photos are beautiful, as always. My favorite is the last one of the moon; the way you framed it between the trees is superb!

And now I'm off to Google "steam punk." (And if someone had told me I would be saying something like that ten years ago, I would have called them crazy, lol).

Victoria said...

Oh! I forgot to say I'm glad the luncheon went well! :-)

Reader Wil said...

These hazy photos breath an atmosphere of mystery! What lies hidden behind the shroud of mist? I enlarged your photos and they are so beautiful and full of suspense. Thanks for showing these pictures of your surroundings, now I can see the country where Elizabeth Goodweather lives!

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Victoria and Reader Wil -- I love the way things look in the mist!

LOL, indeed, Victoria!

And yes, Wil, I began this blog just for that reason, to share pictures of Elizabeth Goodweather's world. Of course, it's gone in other directions as well . ..

Miss_Yves said...

The two last landscapes are full of mystery !And the first one reminds of me the atmosphere of the famous novel of Charlotte BrontĂȘ

Miss_Yves said...

of Emily B

Vicki Lane said...

Maybe Wuthering Heights?

Miss_Yves said...

Yes, of course,I wondered how to write this title correctly.
Different French translations :

Haute plaine
les hauts de Hurlevent (which is this one I prefer )

Maybe my friend will give me some photos about the making of cider .

Vicki Lane said...

Ooh, I like the sound of Hurlevent!