Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Photographs

So we move onto birding with the Birdchick ( ... she rocks. Check out the blog). The nature reserve was amongst the most beautiful places I have ever visited. And I saw an Eastern bluebird for the first time in my sixteen years. Can you believe it - living in Rhode Island and never having seen a bluebird? There just don't seem to be many of them around these days. But Sharon - the Birdchick - assures me they're making a comeback.

Lorraine's gigs were so completely awesome. I don't think I've ever had so much fun in my life as I did the Friday and Saturday I was in MN. This is me having too much fun with my marvelous camera at about one-thirty in the morning, post-gig.

Almost dead!

And does anybody else like the shirt I got at the nature reserve?

Yes, and this of course is Emily having WAY too much fun with her camera.

That's a pillow on my head, if you were wondering. Some people have asked.

Revelle reading "The Zombie Survival Guide" (which I've never read), as a zombie.

A good deal of fun with Lorraine and Cabal, her boss's ( dog.

He was a terribly sweet dog.

Chantrelle did not disappoint with the socks:

No, she never ceased to amaze me.

Donielle, who was impossible not to like.

Revelle was very excited to find, in a little antique shop in Stillwater, my favorite word to describe her.
This same antique shop bore the cheesiest but most fascinating Star Trek drinking glasses (thanks to Lorraine for pointing them out: I said, "Check out these Star Wars glasses. Ha." Though I don't actually watch Star Wars - that's Jack's forte. And Lorraine said, "If you go over there you'll find Star Trek glasses." I leapt away to see.)

More pictures are coming. But for now, I need a break. Eat supper, maybe, after a long day of working at a local festival. Waitressing is a fun way to keep busy!



Siri said...

Still wondering how your dinner with Susan went, too!

EmilyLady said...

Oh, it was awesome. I told her how much you liked her book - she was so pleased - and she was one of the most delightful people I've met in my life. We shared a wonderful meal and had a wonderful chat and I can hardly wait to see her again (I know I will!).

Siri said...

I'm so glad to hear that - you looked like you were having quite the chat - I didn't want to intrude, so I didn't get a chance to say good bye to you. Somehow, I felt that was better - all the more easy to say hello when next we meet.

EmilyLady said...

I did feel badly I didn't bid farewell to the Fiends. But I keep reminding myself that that was the first but not LAST time! Definitely not!

ariandalen said...

Lovely pictures, Eminent Emily! It was pretty obvious to me that you were having a good time. :)
Rest up, for tomorrow is a new day. ;)

EmilyLady said...

Yes, a much quieter day ...

Chantrelle said...

I forgot you took pictures of my socks :P

We will get together again of course...i have many more socks to show off!!

EmilyLady said...


vampi said...

:D that is a good picture of me. thanks:)

and i love your recounting of the weekend. it's so wondeful to read other's impressions.

i was so impressed, we all got along, there was no weird silences, and tons of easy fun conversation. oh and laughter, i have never laughed that much in my life.

and chantrelle did have amazing socks and skirts.

EmilyLady said...

Chantrelle's socks and skirts rocked.

We all knew each other already. We just hadn't seen each other in person.

Jess said...

The birding trip was awesome, wasn't it? I'd never seen an eastern bluebird before, either! Or a yellow warbler, for that matter. Or an osprey. Or a snowy egret. I'm still buzzing over it. :)

EmilyLady said...

I seriously loved the birding trip.