The magnificence of aspens and pine in fall. The book I’ll be submitting for #AuthorMentorMatch is Cruze Control a #YA story about mother/daughter relationship. 17-year-old Hanna lives with her family in Lake in the Pines,MN but wants to see the world, write music, and dance in music videos. Set in 1986 just before technology changedContinue reading “Laura Roettiger #AMMConnect Bio”
When you are lucky enough to live at 8000 feet, just east of the continental divide, and are gifted with a perfect fall day for a hike, you stop to admire the beauty of nature. The juxtaposition of a bluebird sky and green-turning-to-golden aspens is not to be missed. Today is Rosh Hashanah, the JewishContinue reading “Switzerland Trail with the hiking honeys”
Just above the peaks Magical shades of color Layers of beauty. Clouds, treetops, mountains Bathed in pink, orange, yellow Breath taken away. Sunrise greets the day Yellow streaks across mountains Mother Nature’s show!
I love hiking in the fall. The changing colors are Mother Nature at her best. Yesterday I went on the Mad Creek Trail in Steamboat Springs, CO for a lovely hike with an amazing group of Chicago women. We hiked to a historic barn and considered taking shelter there when the skies grew dark andContinue reading “Mad Creek Trail Hike”
Two weeks ago I shared my thoughts on knee and shin splint pain leading to my decision to try acupuncture. The day after my first treatment, I felt considerably less pain but no increase in stability. Still, a marked improvement, making me feel good about my decision. I continued to wear my knee brace forContinue reading “Follow up to Managing Physical Pain”
A weekend spent in the company of other writers is enlightening. A weekend in a serene setting with a lake and a challenging hike to beautiful views is also lovely. When you are able to combine these two into the same weekend, you’ve really done something special. It’s thrilling to have casual time with otherContinue reading “Squam Lake Writing Retreat”
The joy that comes from eating what you’ve grown with your own hands and hard work, planting seeds, watering them, patiently waiting to see what will grow is a primal. Our vegetable and herb garden has been truly a magical part of our summer. Some of our plants were lost to rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunksContinue reading “Bountiful Harvest”