Sunday, August 2, 2009

Haywood Book Mania

I headed out to Wayneville yesterday around 7 am and my reward was the always charming sight of spiderwebs sagging with dew on the barbed wire fences.

Such gorgeous creations! An auspicious beginning to the day.

It was foggy most of the way but almost to Waynesville, the mists cleared and there in the bright blue sky up to my left were three brightly colored hot air balloons.

Talk about magical! But traffic was such that I couldn't pull off and I had to be content with shooting blind out the window of the moving car. This was the best -- and not very good at that but oh! what a sight those balloons were!

The bookfair was in a new venue -- The First Presbyterian Church made us very welcome

In the picture below, some of my author friends are Rose Senehi (seated, left, orange jacket), Katheryn Magendi (seated behind Rose) and Angela Dove (right, tan jacket.)

And there's what's-her-name.

These were in the ladies' room. I told you those Presbyterians were a welcoming bunch!

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Eliane Zimmermann said...

thank you for sharing to early morning magic. especially those spidery pieces of art.

Pat in east TN said...

I hope that you had a good day, meeting all kinds of folks and selling many more books. I looked over the list of writers there and ooooh, my wishlist has grown in leaps and bounds!

Vicki Lane said...

I always enjoy seeing spider webs, Eliane. But it takes the early morning dew to really show them off.

It was a very good day, Pat! Sold lots of books and talked to lots of folks. The only downer was explaining that, no, no new book this year. My husband suggests I print up an apology on a card to hand out to save explaining the sorry tale again and again.

And the drive back was glorious just for the sky -- incredible towering thunderheads everywhere.

Carol Murdock said...

I hear you girls had a great time!!
Wish I could have been there!
My gang leaves in a short while and things should get back to normal soon!I'm missing keeping up with everyone.I'm also to pooped to do anything! HA!
Loved the Webs! They are just amazing aren't they?

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the lovely account of your trip to the Book Mania! I love the spiderweb and I also like mists! Thanks for your visit!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hi Vicki -- Was a pleasure being your "neighbor" at the tables *smiling*

Love those spider webs . . . of course, I forgot my camera; knew I would; knew it and still didn't make sure it was there; knew I'd be saying should have made sure it was there - this could go on...*laugh*

Stella Jones said...

Spidery lace, just beautiful and a happy looking you with your books in front, on the table.
Where can your books be purchased?
Blessings, Star

Vicki Lane said...

Carol -- I'll bet those grandbabies flat wear you out!

Thank you, Reader Wil!

Hey, Kat -- I wish I'd known -- I'd have let you borrow mine. Sorry we didn't get more chance to socialize -- things stayed pretty busy -- till the end by which time more voice was about gone.

Star -- You're in the UK now, right? The books are on Amazon UK.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Vicki - What a good day you had. And topped off with beautiful hot air balloons and spider webs - lovely!!!!!!!

Victoria said...

What a beautiful spiderweb! And I loved the "Presbyterian Pampering" soap and lotion. All we get at our church is that yucky pink soap that comes out of a wall dispenser and smells terrible. I noticed the company has a website...hmmmm, maybe "Catholic Cosseting?" :-D

Vicki Lane said...

Kaye, it was fine!

Victoria -- Love it! Now I've been racking my brain -- Methodist Mothering? Unitarian Unction? Baptist Balm? Congregational Coddling?

Merisi said...

What pampering by those Presbyterians, wonderful! ;-)

I love early morning rides and enjoyed one myself yesterday, leaving the city at 5am and driving into the sunrise. I noticed spiderwebs in the dewy morning meadow I walked along, but none was a perfect as yours.

Vicki Lane said...

Merisi -- You probably already know this but a photographer friend showed me the trick of making spiderwebs show up in your shot by misting them with water. Here, the early morning dew had done the job for me.