The duffle bag and laptop case have been unpacked; the dirty laundry has been dispatched to its appointed place; the papers and souvenirs of a weekend retreat lie piled atop the kitchen table waiting for the writer to return.
She's not back yet, not really.
While we all wait for her return, here are some pics from the Turning Leaves Retreat at Fern Resort - a time when it was good to be indoors, in good company, and in the write space.
Outside, a bombastic winter artist went to work...
My heartfelt thanks to Ruth E. Walker and Gwynn Scheltema for giving me and all the writers present the time and space we needed.
©2013 April Hoeller