Dreamspinner sent Blue River to me for first edits, so I spent two days doing that before sending it back. I’m anxious to see what kind of cover they come up with. They have it scheduled for an October release.
At this point, it’s going to be a race to see which one comes out first, that release or my as-yet-unnamed WIP.
I’ve been visiting the river this week, and I got a few nice photos. This first location is near the downtown St Paul airport. If you follow the access road around back, you get a terrific view of the water.
Notice the heron under the trees? I did, too, and zoomed in to get this shot.
Those pics are from a couple nights ago. The following two are from Thursday evening. We’d gone out to dinner with my building boss and his wife, and afterward, I was restless, so I got on the scooter and returned to my favorite river road, which follows the water rather closely for about a mile.
First thing I saw was this loooooooooong canoe. I guess they were practicing synchronized rowing, but when I took the shot, they were sitting there listening to the person standing. Please note the woman toward the back of the boat. It looks to me like she’s licking the oar. What do you think? Yes? The next question is WHY?
Maybe it’s some outlandish ritual I’m unfamiliar with. Maybe licking an oar brings you luck. Or maybe she was really hungry.
I noticed one of the paddle boats coming along, so I positioned myself to get the best possible picture of it. See the woman in red taking my photo while I was taking hers? In fact, everyone on that side of the boat was watching me. 🙂 I suppose there wasn’t much else to look at except trees and more trees. There was a turtle in the water next to me though. He looked interesting.
That’s it for this week! See you Monday.