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I've positioned my desk so I can look out directly at the river and watch the seasons change. The contrast between winter and spring is quite dramatic, but it can happen slowly. As spring turns to summer the subtle variations in green meld into the darker hues of summer.
I can watch the arrival of a dramatic thunderstorm or hide from the blistering heat of a summer's day.
Best of all, I can watch the parade of animals and birds. We have a fox that slips through, too fleet for picture-taking. The chickadees, goldfinches, and house flit through the branches of the tree outside on their way to the bird feeder. I can catch a glimpse of the pileated woodpecker, a bird my husband fondly refers to as a “pileated jackhammer.”
These are distractions from my work, true, but they provide the rich fertilizer for my imagination and bless me with their presence.
When I'm heavily in a story, I'm immersed in that world, whether its the Central Coast of California or the barren nothingness of Nevada. When I need to take a break, all I need to do is look up and nature delights me with her ways.
About the Author:
After returning from duty in the Middle East wounded in both body and spirit, Hunter Evans is in search of employment and a home, but finding a job has been tough and housing doesn’t come cheap in Costanoa, the town that he loves the most on the California Coast. Can he strike a deal with the pretty innkeeper to trade a room for handy work?