From: Linda Zajac
June 17, 2012 at 06:56PM
Walt and I are gearing up to deliver a much needed car to California, then we’re flying back. I’m hoping to slip in some research trips along the way. It would also be nice to stumble upon some new stories while visiting National Parks across the country. If all goes well it will be a trip with research, hiking, nature, and adventure too.
My writing friends thought my ever changing piece that started as scraps–> article –> picture book is working! It was SO nice to meet on a picnic table out by the pond in town. We gazed in wonder as a blue heron flapped it’s wings over the water.
I thought these photos of a bee and rhododendron worked perfectly after getting stung–more like punched in the gut with the wind knocked out of me. Not all rejections from editors feel that way, but this one did. It is a fine time to hop in a car and go hike a mountain or twenty.