Wednesday, July 18, 2012
One exterior wall of the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne is decorated with a series of book-related quotations. It was hard to choose a favorite, but this one won. I like the way Eliot expresses the many things books can do for us, including entertaining and informing, and -- of course -- I like the fact that he was eloquent in doing so.
Like Thomas Jefferson, I cannot live without books. Can you? If not, why not?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
One of the things I find fascinating is animals' camouflage. Horned larks build their nests in the ground, apparently not caring that predators might trip over them, but you rarely see them, because the colors of the nest and the eggs are so similar to the surrounding grass. Every time I came near, the chicks would open their beaks, obviously expecting to be fed. I think they mistook the clicking of the camera shutter for their mother's chirping.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
http://www.sff.net/people/amanda.cabot/index_files/newsletters.htm and on my web page's "Story Behind the Story" tab http://www.sff.net/people/amanda.cabot/index_files/more-spring.htm. I hope you agree with me that this is a cover that will catch readers' eyes. I couldn't be more pleased with it.