Thursday, February 16, 2012

Breathe in, Gray, 4 1/2 stars

1. Harbor Freight Tools smelled sweetly good- in a metal, plastic, dirt, grease kind of way. Similar to a hardware store or garden center, these all smell good to me.
2. It's dreary and rainy, fueled with more spring than winter. Flocks of blackbirds have gathered in the trees and the rain muffles their excited chattering.
3. Today I finished reading Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig. This novel brought me on an adventure to early 20th century Montana; somewhere I've never 'been' before. Having been raised in Montana himself, the author aptly describes the beautiful scenery and harsh winters interwoven with a tale of ambition, hardship and unrequited love.


  1. I love an old time hardware store - the Handy Hardware near my house has employees who have worked there for 30 years and it has the type of smell you describe.

  2. Blackbirds! I'm hearing a lot of bird calls around here, too. It's warming up now, sure looks like spring.

    Have you been reading Montana native Sherry O'Keefe's blog, Leonora? Beautiful writing there--inspired by the wonder of nature which blankets the area.