On Sunday, the sun shone and the breezes were kind at High Hampton Inn. Jack and I strolled the grounds of this rustic resort near Cashiers, taking photos and enjoying the day. This pipevine swallowtail posed for some time, too absorbed in the dahlia to move, perhaps aware of the change to come. Monday afternoon, the winds whipped and the temperature dropped. Tuesday morning the mountains were skeined with snow.
My third novel, Blood Clay, will appear in November from Press 53. It is set in Piedmont North Carolina, my home since 1997.
Other books: Wake Wake Wake, a poetry collection; Fidelities, a short story collection; a novel about the 1970s called Survivor; and an SF novel way back when, Neena Gathering, in Brazil published as Mundo Perdido.
I teach at North Carolina A and T State University after a long career as a newspaper reporter and editor. And late in life I have taken up sailing - look for High Cotton on Lake Kerr.
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