Saturday, March 24, 2012

From A to Z

Last year I missed joining the fun, so this year, I've jumped into the Blogging A to Z project.

Of course, my entries will all be writing/reading/author related. If you want to sign up and play too, there's still time! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ben Meets the Jumping Chollas

Ah, the desert. So serene and inspirational...
Here is part of the family, enjoying the wonders of nature...
Cate Jr. and brother Cate. 

Ben and Papa Cate, taking photos, enjoying the beautiful landscape...
Full of trees...

...and the Cholla Garden? Why that looks interesting. I wonder what's up with that ominous black bird.
He couldn't possibly be warning us of anything. 

I mean, the Chollas are clearly not fooling around, but we're responsible adults. We can handle this. 
Besides, it's pretty. 

And Ben cannot help filming beautiful things. Good thing he's always careful and watches his step. 

However, as we learned later, they're called "jumping chollas" because you don't even need to step in them. They come to you.
How thoughtful. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Music to Live By

I've mentioned Mr. Jeff Scott Townsend, especially in reference to this song

       Notes From Underground Cover Art 

Townsend has worked on three films with my husband Ben. For two of them, DOVE and ASHLEY, he wrote and recorded the complete score. When he's not working on film scores, he's making an incredible amount of brilliant music. And as I know there are plenty of other writers out there like me, who happen to like to have beautiful songs to write by, I thought it was only fair to share the bounty. 

He has a fantastic collection of work available at Bandcamp, so head over and listen.

Happy Writing, All.