Retreating to My Shell

After basking in our recent sunshine and indulging in a photographic outburst, I’ve retreated to my shell

Painted Turtle Sunning

in face of this week’s rain and have finally started reading Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

I doubt I’ll be doing much posting this week unless the weather forecast improves radically. It’s tough to plan a photographic expedition when they’re predicting thunderstorms and hail, though so far they’ve been largely wrong. Still, with last week’s disastrous trip still firmly in mind I’m not about to head off to the beach for the day.

3 thoughts on “Retreating to My Shell”

  1. Inside your shell is a good place to be Loren if the weather is awful. You have been in my thoughts this week, as I visited the Vietnam memorial in Washington DC – and found it very moving. Also Arlington cemetery. I seem to remember you saying that you fought in Vietnam – I hope the weather soon improves so that you can get out and take some of your fantastic wildlife photographs. Best wishes.

  2. The threat of thunderstorms has kept me home, too. Looking forward to re-visiting TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES here.

    It’s good to have a shell to retreat to.

  3. Tess of the D’Urbervilles! Haven’t thought of it since college. I really enjoyed Hardy’s writing. My roommate did a paper on Tess. We took “The English Novel” together in college. I also loved Hardy’s “Jude the Obscure.”

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