Saturday, January 26, 2013

A New Adventure

I am so thrilled to have been accepted in to the Master Wildlife Conservationist program through the CT DEEP. The department is working to develop a volunteer corps to provide education and outreach for groups including libraries, schools, and the general public. In March I will start my 40 hours of training. Then I will give back with 40 hours of volunteer work. So many of my writing ideas focus on the wonders of nature, hoping to inspire a lifelong passion in children. I am eager to learn more....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Procrastination

I have promised myself that I will write every day. Today I need to go to the library to research..but it's about 10 degrees out so I will wait until later. I have to revise a story line and add some meat to it..but I only have some very vague ideas about where I want to go with it. I have to put some finishing touches on a couple of magazine articles so I can send them off..but the cover letters, envelopes, SASE's are my least favorite thing to do. So..I am writing here instead and dreaming about warm summer places. This barn was one of my favorite spots. It was a short walk from the entrance to the Santanoni Preserve in Newcomb, NY. It was like walking back in time. This farm provided some of the food for the family that stayed in the Great Camp several miles down the road. It is a lesson in self-reliance...as well as a bit of an American "Downton Abbey". I would have loved to know what the dynamics were like between the staff in the cabins that overlook this barn and the family in the lodge.

I Can't Wait!!