Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pleasant Distraction from Life as a Writer



As if I didn't have enough hobbies, with camping, cycling, hiking, cooking and gardening, my husband purchased a new toy—a canoe.


Living on a peninsula provides many potential canoeing sites. This past weekend we chose a secluded spot and were rewarded with an abundance of wildlife. A plethora (love that word) of ospreys soared overhead, their loud kyews whistling through the air. My camera captured a few. I stopped counting great blue heron at ten, but they were too quick to photograph. Forget even trying to catch the green heron. Several river otters dove into the water on our approach, leaving me focusing my camera in vain.



A pleasant distraction, but I need to get back to work, writing. I have a submission to get out, a WIP to edit, and a new story to start—life as a writer.


What are your pleasant distractions?

17 comments:

Pat McDermott said...

The pictures you managed to take are lovely, Dawn. As you know, we share the pleasant distraction of cooking. I intend to distract myself from writing next month with an all-too-short trip to Ireland. Of course, I'll have my laptop with me. Good luck with your submission!

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Pat!

Thanks for visiting and thanks for the good luck wishes. Fingers crossed.

Have a FAB time in Ireland. Bring back lots of pics.

Vonnie Davis said...

My grandchildren are my distraction, but living in a different state I don't get the needed distraction as often as I'd like. They are intelligent, high energy and funny.

Loved your pictures, and the thought of peacefully canoeing on a nature bedecked waterway sounds like the ultimate relaxation.

Anonymous said...

Your pictures remind me of the Viera wetlands...
Sounds like you're enjoying the canoe and are busy with your writing ~ great to both!
Give a call or email soon...it's been too long!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures remind me of the Viera wetlands...
Sounds like you're enjoying the canoe and are busy with your writing ~ great to both!
Give a call or email soon...it's been too long!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures remind me of the Viera wetlands...
Sounds like you're enjoying the canoe and are busy with your writing ~ great to both!
Give a call or email soon...it's been too long!

Anonymous said...

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Love,
Lois

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Love,
Lois

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Love,
Lois

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Love,
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Love,
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Oops, something went wrong! Sorry about that!
Love,
Lois

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Oops, something went wrong! Sorry about that!
Love,
Lois

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Grandchildren can be such a joy, Vonnie. You are very lucky.

To my surprise, canoeing is relaxing and not as difficult as I expected.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Hi, Lois!

LOL! Looks like Blogger was having a bad day. :) Thanks for visiting our blog.

I imagine the tidewater of the Chesapeake is similar to the Viera wetlands, only we get the birds in the summer.

Josie said...

Hi Dawn,
Your canoe sounds so relaxing. We are fortunate to live on a golf course and have an inground pool. So, I'm loving summer!

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Sounds great, Josie. Enjoy!

Thanks for dropping in.