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Here on May 5th, I'm almost always still running the space heater in the morning. Currently, it's only 60˚F here in Providence. In Birmingham, it's 81˚F. I'm quite convinced now that New England will not have a summer this year. We hardly had one last year.

There's not a whole lot to report since my last actual entry, way back on April 23rd. I make sure I leave the House every day, but I rarely go farther than the sidewalk in front of the House. I'm hard at work on Beneath An Oil-Dark Sea, but I'm behind schedule, and I fear I'm about to have to set it aside to write the first fifth of Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird for Dark Horse. Both are due on May 15th. This is called poor planning on my part. Sirenia Digest #99 is finished and will go out to subscribers this evening. I'm waiting on checks that have not arrived, worrying about money and my lousy health. I started a Tumbl[e]r account, out of boredom, but after only forty-eight hours I was utterly bored with it. I'm RPing in The Secret World and sort of playing WoW. I'm keeping a pen and paper journal again. That's a good thing, at least. My own thoughts, and only for me. I watch too much television. I take too many pills. I'm probably smoking to much weed, if this tightness in my chest is to be believed. I'm trying to steel myself for San Diego Comic Con, which I'm a "special guest" at this year, the only con I agreed to do in 2014. And Spooky and I have decided to spend my birthday in Manhattan.

On Friday, when the temperature was in the hight sixties Fahrenheit, we went to Conanicut Island. In the city, a few trees are green. Outside the city, in South County, virtually nothing seems green. It looks like early April, and it's even worse on the island. The wind and the sea were wild, and we watched a tiny lobster boat working much too near the eastern side of Beavertail. I took some photos, below, behind the cut. We didn't stay long, though, because it was just too chilly, and we'd not really dressed for it. Which was stupid, but hope springs eternal. Here are the photos:





























Later On, Kittens,
Aunt Beast

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eluneth
May. 5th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
I love how congruent the rock formations are to the clouds.
sovay
May. 5th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
The wind and the sea were wild, and we watched a tiny lobster boat working much too near the eastern side of Beavertail. I took some photos, below, behind the cut.

It does look wintry. I still find the rocks and the waves very beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
greygirlbeast
May. 5th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)

I still find the rocks and the waves very beautiful.

I was very beautiful, but I have all but lost my ability to appreciate that beauty; I only know it, abstractly.

Edited at 2014-05-05 08:44 pm (UTC)
setsuled
May. 6th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
I'm trying to steel myself for San Diego Comic Con, which I'm a "special guest" at this year

Well, if nothing else, I can promise with reasonable confidence at least 100 Fahrenheit weather and the convention centre is on the harbour.

Great photos. I love how the sea sculpts the rocks.
alumiere
May. 6th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
Lovely photos, but they feel like late November not May.

I hope you get to enjoy the wonderous warm of Southern CA between events at SDCC (your appearance is the first thing in years that's made me want to go, but I loathe that con). Will you be doing a local signing while you're there? If so I'll figure out how to get there for a day or two.
everville340
May. 6th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
The picture with the slanted perspective of landscape is one of my favorite photos ever...the shades of blue sky filtering through the white of clouds and the green of trees alone, but then the skewed view of the tree trunk almost perfectly mirroring the mast (I think) of the ship in the next photo. That's a beautiful moment, right there.
corucia
May. 6th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)

Ah, tide pools. I really miss tide pools. The midwest really doesn't do tide pools well. Thanks for the lovely images!
kambriel
May. 7th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
As a long time Salem-ite/New Englander, those actually look pretty darn ~May~. I don't remember what's generally thought of as Summer weather getting underway until at least June. We had a handfasting on Walpurgisnacht in a rose garden with nary a rose in bloom. It's as if the area tries to make up for the brevity of Summer by having hardly any residential central AC so you can have a turn at sweltering for a few months of the year.
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