Sunday, September 10, 2006

Ahh, the good life



This is where I am spending my 4-day weekend (my best friend Mar's cottage on Georgian Bay).

I've come prepared with my Alphie and 'First Draft in 30 Days.' So, between caesars and hikes, I'll spend a little time with my heroine.

16 comments:

Sayre said...

Okay - I've seen this millions of times in my lifetime, but now I'm seeing it again and I have to ask, "why do people line rocks (or shells) up on their deck rails?"

Being a native Floridian, it was always shells that I saw. And I never thought anything of it. It was just something that was done. For some reason, seeing rocks displayed the same way made me look at this whole idea again...

Why?

Rene said...

Sounds like a nice time. Beautiful place to write.

Heather Harper said...

FDITD is a great book. And your cottage view is gorgeous. Enjoy the weekend!!!

Nienke said...

Sayre: Here is your answer from my best friend Mar (who also lives in Florida, btw)-
... well, that's a good question. And I'd like to tell you a cool reason but the truth is, there isn't one! I had been collecting these cool pink stones down at a nearby beach that day. They sat in a pile all afternoon, and not until a few glasses of wine and other acts of debauchery, did I find myself inspired. It all of a sudden seemed like the right thing to do! And so they sat, lovely and poetic til Nienke came up for the weekend! She rearranged them and basically just fucked them all up! (I'll "fix" them after she's left.)

BTW - I live in Venice full time. Where are you at?

Sayre said...

Tallahassee.

So mostly, the lining up of shells or rocks or whatever else people do this with is a result of imbibing something, usually something with alcoholic content.

I can see that...

Kelly Parra said...

Wow, what great view! Hope you're having a great time. =D

Siobhan said...

It looks beautiful. Enjoy! :-)

Bernita said...

Tt may have to do with an elusive sense that the stones or the shells hold a memory, a mystery, a beauty, a truth.

Too secret to decipher, but a ritual not to be denied.

Nienke said...

From Mar:
Cheers Sayre!
Bernita: that is very accurate. It's a way of honoring and enjoying that beauty.

Stephanie Bose said...

Hope your weekend was fab, Nienke!

Sally said...

it looks like a beautiful place to be, and also an inspiring/relaxing place to write.

Melissa Marsh said...

I want a four-day weekend EVERY week. Is that possible? ;-)

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Those pictures are gorgeous.

Nicole Reising said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! And have a good time!

Cole

Tess said...

Love the pics - wish I could have seen Georgian Bay in summer instead of spring *g*. The water colour is just gorgeous!

Carmi said...

The next time I need an inspiration to write, I'll look at these images and let my mind drift.

Then I'll put my fingers on my keyboard and get to work.

Just lovely.