Saturday, November 22, 2014

Catching Up To November

Apologies for the flagging number of picture posts lately. Here are a few select favorites from the past few months. For starters, there is this tree that is so reaching and strong. Trees are wonderful connectors to earth and sky. We stand beneath them and look up. They find balance and symmetry as they grow, adjusting their limbs to shifts and alterations in their environment.

This was a neighbor to the tree above

A turning tree. Admiring these swirling roots at the Boston Public Garden. 

October -  was a super busy month. I moderated a panel on love and loss at the Boston Book Festival, hosting on behalf of the Women's National Book Association (WNBA). Here, I am pictured with Jaime Clark who is co-owner of Newtonville Books and author of the novel Vernon Downs. Also on the panel: wonderful novelists Celeste Ng and Leah Hager Cohen. 

 This fall also launched the Boston Literary District, a new initiative to celebrate the vibrant literary community that makes Boston and Greater Boston a unique place.

Reaching to include others as always: Eve Bridburg, founder and exec. director of Grub Street

October wraps up at Brookline Booksmith, where I moderated a panel on Writing Across Gender, also on behalf of the WNBA, featuring novelists: Hank Phillippi Ryan, Askold Melynczuk, and Julie Wu.

And then November arrived. The light changes. I am not quite ready.

And then, the beauty of fall takes over.

Finally, I am adjusting to colder weather, gloves, sweaters, hats. Here is a Chinese maple that is dancing.