The past two months have been crazy. It started with an ER visit that sent our world reeling when my husband was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor. Many doctor visits, surgery, insurance, paperwork, more doctor's visits. Then a trip to Nashville, a trip to Galena, IL, a trip along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Then home, planning the funeral dinner for a dear saint from our church, laundry, Vetsch Hardwoods bookkeeping and quarterly reports...
And through it all, the increasingly uneasy feeling that it had been a long time since I had written any fiction. It had been a long time since I had spent time in my own head, dreaming, imagining, creating.
So now, after two months of upheaval, it's time to get back to my routine. Today, I will head to the coffee shop and begin writing a novella that is due in eight weeks.
While I'm writing today, I thought I'd give you a quick look at some of the photos from our recent trip.
|National Eagle Center, Wabasha, MN. This is Angel, a female bald eagle.|
|Sunrise over Lake Superior at Duluth Harbor.|
|A view of the Duluth lift bridge from Enger Park. (I used Enger Park in|
my novel The Engineered Engagement.
|Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, MN. (I will be using Glensheen as|
the manor house in a new project that I will be writing soon! More details to follow!
|One of the roses in the Lief Erickson Park rose garden, Duluth, MN|
|Two Harbors MN lighthouse.|
|Betty's Pies. Best pies on the North Shore!|
|Gooseberry Falls, Gooseberry State Park, MN|
|Beautiful Lake Superior...and wicked COLD! I stuck my bare toes in! BRRR!|
|The lighthouse at Grand Marais.|
|Me, entering historic Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.|
(More on this later, too!)
|The Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine in Hibbing, MN.|
"The Grand Canyon of the North" (Those dump trucks are three
|One scene from the Four Seasons Room at the|
Mill Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post.
Visiting this Minnesota Historical Society Site means
I've visited 20 of the 26 sites run by the MNHS.
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