I have some exciting news!
My publisher let me know that “The Silver Cord” will be printed soon! I have no idea what time frame “soon” falls under so I need to be patient (HA!) but it is closer than I have been before, so I’m happy just to have been notified about it.
I have wanted to hold a physical copy of my book, and catalog, and shelve it in the library since I wrote “The End”. Well, I probably won’t catalog it, but still shelving it will be really cool! Even more exciting is the prospect of book signings and giving away really cool baskets filled with delicious Monks Mead, Spellbinding Coventry Creation Candles and intoxicating blends from Crescent Mountain Soaps.
I will let you all know when the print version is up for sale and what my book signing schedule will be. I definitely plan on hitting indie bookstores in the Athens and Atlanta areas as well as my favorite metaphysical store “Phoenix & Dragon” in Atlanta. Maybe South Carolina stores, too… And of course, any library that will host me! I’m just a little excited.
This style is listed as the 9th challenge and I have chosen it because I already have a great shot for it. Besides, I have something exciting planned for the high angle challenge (supposed to be today) and that won’t be for two weeks or so. Until then, I will swap around challenges.
Here is info from the www.expertphotography.com site:
“Simply put, it’s the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photograph. It relates to how nice the background blur looks when out-of-focus. Knowing that, you can start to see the uses for it.
Beautiful bokeh can be used as either the subject, or the background, but usually the latter. I like to use it as a way of making the backgrounds more interesting, and to do so, there are a few things you need to consider.” Expertphotography.com
I don’t have a fancy camera with lenses and doodads, I am using my phone. THEN I edit it on my computer the best I can to come up with what I think is a decent photo. So all the directions that they give on the expertphotography site about lens quality and aperture is lost on me. However, for photographers with real cameras, I am sure the info is helpful.
Now a story to go with the photo. This one is difficult. While I love the photo, I’m not sure what to say about it. SO I guess an odd poem-type thing is in order.
She flit through the woods and dashed ‘neath the trees
while plucking petals from blossoms.
Alas a sharp thorn, pricked her deep and torn
her sinewy arms so fragile.
The petals they fell, and she did as well,
into a spiral down, down, down.
When awoken she found
a tree fallen down
and it’s mossy blanket
makes cozy shelter.