Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday Shoot Outs Quickly Done on a Saturday Morning

























Well, the best laid plans, right? I planned on going into Maggie Valley, my town, and snap great photos of doors and windows; however, I never drove down my mountain at all -- yes, the "Deadline" keeps me focused and in my chair. In fact, one of the windows I snapped is the window I can look out as I write - it's too hazy and bright in the photo to see the long view of the Great Smoky Mountains, and can barely, if any, see the ridgetops across the cove.

I will be in Asheville this morning as a speaker at the Asheville Writing Enthusiasts meeting, and hope to drive through Maggie Valley proper and snap all manner of photos...I hope.

For now, what I did was rush through my little log house and snap my back door and my front screen door and some windows -- oh, I should be ashamed to post them, so hurridly I took them and so awful they turned out, but at least I get my Friday Shoot Outs, even if it's a Saturday. By one of the front door screens that I half cut off, you can see our walking sticks . . . been a while since I walked up, way way up, using my carved bear-head walking stick. It has a little leather bag attached to it where I have a buckeye and a little stone, and where I can place some other small thing I may find. GMR's hat waits on the hook - it's a homemade hanger for our stick and his hat, made from a branch and pieces of twig. I stopped walking way up after my old girl Kayla died, but maybe now that Maggie Lou has settled in and is well, we'll take those walks up up again.
In one, you can see in the window reflection that I am still in my robe . . . teehee . . . haven't even finished my Deep Creek Blend coffee.

Now, on to work before I need to drive into Asheville. Ta-ta! Have a wonderful weekend!

13 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

I love Asheville...we are Presbyterian...so we have visited Montreat several times...
It is beautiful there...God's Country!
Have a wonderful time!

B.J. Anderson said...

It looks like you live in a beautiful place! And good luck on your meeting speech. Very beautiful post. :)

Janna Qualman said...

I just love the Smokies.

Have a wonderful, filled weekend, Kat!

Barbara said...

Enjoyed looking at your house photos! Hope the speech went well!

Best, Barbara

Strange Fiction said...

You have a beautiful space! Enjoy your talk and your weekend!

GingerV said...

for some reason a door or window (or blinds) make a better photo when partially open (or is it partially shut)- it like they say hello, come on it.
good shoot.

Barry said...

Thanks for the tour of your place and the windows and doors that open onto your mountain and your world.

Lori said...

Very beautiful windows and doors, with all their light and shadows and everything they leave to imagination.

Jill of All Trades said...

Really love the screen doors, paintable.

Deb Shucka said...

I hope your speaking went well. And I hope you get to head into the hills soon.

writer13 said...

Kathryn, I loved the pics and small glimpse into your space. Listened to your interview just now on "How she does it" and enjoyed your revealing some of the ins/outs of the publishing world and the trials of a writer's life. I too, did not write as I probably should have in my early years... and am a child of abandonment by her mother. Maybe that is why Tender Graces resonated so well with me. Now as I near the 'retirement years' I feel the time is 'now or never' to do my writing. One story that nags at me is my Willa... which I have started and stopped so many times. I just recently picked her up again and started from a different angle. Thank you for your words of encouragement and hope, and the wonderful gift of Tender Graces.

I can't wait for Secret Graces to come out. Love ya, Sandi

Doreen said...

beautiful windows and doors you have!! great shoot out!

Carrie said...

I like your red screen door. I wish I had a screen door...and not a modern metal one!