Wednesday, April 28, 2010

When Everything is Just Right

There are days when everything is just right. Here's one of them.

Blue sky.

Perfect 80 degree temperature.

A breeze stirring across a field of poppies.

And I have the chance to be there.

The desert treated me like a queen this trip.




If you have a minute here's a short video of a few flowers that survive desert cold in winter and desert heat in summer for this one perfect time in spring. The contrast between the rock and the petals has to inspire poetry or at least a novel, right? Now it's back to work. Oh. And I had some good news right after this field of poppies and I parted company. My second novel will be published this fall.

13 comments:

  1. !!!!!! Oh, Lee, I was wondering if the poppies would put on a spectacular show this year, and you sure proved they did. Thank you so much for posting that slide show. Where was that field?
    And !!!!! Yay for your next book coming out. This is a post to make me smile wide and wider. :D

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  2. Wow, survivors! P.S> Can you tell about your next book? Congrats!!!

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  3. Congratulations on your second novel!!!! And that you should find out following such an idyllic day.

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  4. Woohoo!! That's super exciting :)

    Love the photo - I want to jump right into that landscape!

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  5. Sounds like a perfect day to me! Congrats on your publishing news.

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  6. I LOVE your photos! Those poppies sure are something else, aren't they? Congratulations on your next novel - that's so exciting!

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  7. Thanks all for stopping by. I've got to get back to this business of writing something. Maybe I'll start tomorrow.

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  8. A sea of California Golden Poppies. Seeing the photos almost as good as being there. CONGRATS on acceptance of Book Two.

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  9. Congrats on your second novel. Great news!!

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  10. I forgot to add congratulations on your forthcoming book. How exciting.

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  11. Great news re the book this fall! And yes, so many things in life really are just perfect. Had a goldfinch at the bird feeder this morning ...

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  12. Congrats on your novel. That must feel amazing!
    Beautiful pictures. I love flowers, ask my husband. Sometimes I make him pull over so I can make a boquet.

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