Good day, everyone! It's Friday. A day to take a moment and celebrate the little (or big) things going on in our lives. If you'd like to join in, click on over to our host, Lexa Cain, and sign up. Thanks also to our co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.
1. The short story is coming along. I'm an over-writer, so I have to take my first draft of 9K words and whittle them down to 6K. Let the chopping begin!
Image: Public Affairs
2. Took a kayak trip yesterday on the unusually calm waters of Lake Ontario, launching from Braddock's Bay. Saw clear through to the bottom of the lake (depth at most 6 feet where I was) and huge mansions along the shore (feel sorry for whoever has to clean those puppies). An otter dove off an old concrete pier as I passed (no splash, so he gets a 10).
Image: Tony Sutton
On the way back, a bald eagle flew almost directly over my head.
Image: Brian Scott
Gorgeous weather. I'd have preferred some cloud cover though. The sunlight bouncing on the waves and reflecting on the underside of my hat nearly gave me a migraine. Anyone know where I can buy super-extra-impenetrable dark sunglasses? Or should I just get a welder's helmet and be done with it?
Image: Stanley Zimny - Orange Fall
3. Fall! Don't you love fall? Cooler temperatures, brightly colored leaves, Halloween, apples. We had such an intense summer, I'm ready for a change. How about you?