The summer heat is gone. The past two weeks, we have been deluged with rain. The grass is lush and waiting to be mowed, but winter is in the air. Only 23 degrees yesterday, a light frost blanketed foliage and we had to find windshield scrapers. The deer have been spending time in the yard eating windfall apples and with the first snowfall on higher elevations, skiers are smiling more.
Winter can be a productive time for writers. One of my prolific author friends starts a new book each January. I am not quite as industrious or organized but am busy writing again on my next book, a bio-thriller set in Montana. I hope to finish it before the end of the year.
Each morning I sit at my desk facing east and watch sunrise over the Rocky Mountains. About 25 miles away, Badrock Canyon is visible on clear mornings. Located along Highway 2 where it begins winding through part of Glacier Park, the route takes you across the mountains via Marias Pass. We’ll be driving the route again soon. October 19th, I will be presenting on heart disease and doing a book signing. The trees are entering the period of high color, so the drive through the mountains will be more scenic than usual.