Sunday, March 29, 2009
It seems like it's been feast or famine with me on this blog the past three months. In January, I wrote every day, but in February and March the entries have been few and far between. It's not like I have nothing to share. Rather, the time has just not been there to think things out for blogging. I have also been reading a lot more than usual, and that generally means I write less as a result.
While that was going on, Spring has finally made its way to New England. All our snow is melted in Massachusetts, but in Maine, at my parents' place in Alfred, they still have a couple of feet of snow in their front yard and almost as much in the back. It's not very pretty anymore, unfortunately. I was up there yesterday and captured a funny little chipmunk stuffing his face with bird seed and a Harry Woodpecker flying away just as I snapped the picture.
Meanwhile, back at the . . . condo, I've also been watching movies. One was Lawrence of Arabia. I'm almost embarassed to admit that I have never seen it before. It was amazing. I would never have watched it even now, though, except that I read a book recently called Dreamers of the Day where he figures rather prominently. Until that book, I had no idea that Lawrence was a real person and that the movie was about his real experiences. The book was beautifully written, by the way. I highly recommend it.