Friday, July 2, 2010

I live in a cliche cottage



The morning garden is all roses and bee song, birds and crow call. The wind that confettied the grass with rose petals has dropped. Fledglings flit dangerous through the green and I hope that the cats will not find them. This time of year the house becomes a cottage version of Sleeping Beauty's castle, briared with sharp thorned flowers.









10 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds so beautiful.

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  2. Nothing wrong with a good cliche, yours is particularly good. Best wishes for the fledglings, our little hunter had my two wren babies. I can't be cross for his nature, and Jenny wren did put her nest in the daftest spot. Still a bit upsetting though.

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  3. A fitting place for such an artist as you!

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  4. I do love seeing your sketch book pages...!

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  5. So so beautiful! You're living the dream :) x

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  6. Quite the magical setting, Jackie. Good wishes for the fledglings, they always seem so helpless - but the cats are just being cats... catching birds is what they do. Sad, though.

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  7. I have just come from the ginger kitties' blog with an idea to share. Have you ever thought of taking your glorious photographs of them and working them into a children's book about their adventures. I could just see the photos covering the whole page, and the text set on top of them. Your photos are so rich in detail -- just the sort of thing I would want a child of mine to pour over.

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  8. I have tried to find a publisher for a catblog book, WOL, believe me. The last one I wrote to just won Wales Book of the Year for their book I Spy Pinhole Eye, an unusual mix of poetry and photography. Thought I would be on to a cert with them. But they sent me an email suggesting that I enter their first novel competition, which was frankly quite careless and insulting of them, so maybe not!
    Still looking for a publisher with a bit of vision.

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  9. Have you looked into self publishing? Lulu.com costs virtually nothing to set up, they publish in at least 100 languages and handle 80+ different currencies. They provide you with a storefront webpage, and nothing gets printed until somebody buys one. Several of my friends have used them and say their work is of very good quality. You can buy an ISBN number from them for a pittance ($9 American = £? or Euros?). You could print up a dozen and take them to sell at your personal appearances just to get the ball rolling. Since you have an ISBN number, distributors can order them directly from lulu. You can put a link on your website(s) to your "storefront." Feature a couple of pages on this blog. -- Something to think about.

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  10. I love the glimpse into your life - it is how I would like to be in my imagination, but somehow never works out. Every Blessing

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