It’s a juicy drippy dribbly sort of day here in the 1 acre wood. I love it. It’s my favorite kind of weather actually, this cool, misted rain. (Reminds me of Ireland.) And it’s the perfect Ohio Valley send off for this girl about to spend 2 weeks in the desert. I’ve been spending time in the last couple of days hunkered down here, deeply aware that I will miss the creatures that share this place I call home. My Hub, the Smalls, the Dogs and Chickens, Cat and Fish too.
I’m soaking up the green. Memorizing it, knowing it will come as a shock to the system upon my return.
I’ve managed to spin up the roving I wrote about last week or so into a clumsy but luscious few skeins of yarn and so will toss them into the back pack along with a crochet hook. Good to keep the hands moving while traveling, yes?
But of course, this trip to Taos, NM is all about keeping a travel journal. As I am down to the final few pages in my last book, I have outfitted a new one…
I call it the Travelogue of Curiosities.
I love to think of all of the summer adventures that will fill it in the coming months.
Adventures both along my travels, and of course, in the world of my imagination.
(I recently listened to Anne of Green Gables on archive.org. Highly recommend!)
I’m rather excited about the travel season officially beginning for me. I’m fortunate to have crafted a summer filled with comings and goings, some work, some play. As much of a homebody as I like to be with my creature comforts and comforting creatures, I do feel the gypsy pull of the road when I am too long at home. I suppose beginning my life moving around much and traveling even more as a child set me on a path that necessitates a regular dose of new sights and sounds, new impressions of familiar places, and a chance for deep quiet. I am deeply grateful for work that allows me to follow this path. And for the best Day Job ever that gives room for this work (and later in the summer, play!) to happen at all.
And so, I’m feeling the pull. If possible, I will use the fancy new tablet to post some picture laden blog posts and share with you here what’s happening on the road. This latest group of Illuminated Journalers seem like a lovely group of artists. I can’t wait to share Taos and surrounds with them.