Imagining a Cozy Writer’s Retreat

Lately, I have thinking about how fun it would be to have a personal writer’s retreat. In the autumn, I always get the desire to travel and see new places. I have been imagining how wonderful it would be to have a cozy writing retreat to travel to and not only explore new places, but work on one of my writing projects too.

So, if I had a personal writer’s retreat to go to this is what I would have –

 

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England

First, it would be in a gorgeous old house with amazing views.

 

 

 

 

 

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Writing Nook

Who wouldn’t want to write in this gorgeous little nook?!

There are several other lovely, rustic photos of this little writing-bird watching-napping-lunching shed. A little getaway in your own yard, maybe.

Pied Beauty

By: Gerard Manly Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things –
   For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
      For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
   Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;

      And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
   Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
      With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

England Inspired

It’s been a little over a month since I returned from my two week trip across the pond to visit a country I have always dreamed of seeing. England!

British flag

It was definitely winter while I was there! Most of the time, the houses and streets looked like this –

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Changing Seasons

West Virginia

Is there any season more welcome after the heat of summer, than autumn?

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Whispers of Spring

“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Michigan state flower - Apple Blossom (Victorian meaning - "preference, better things to come, good fortune, promise"):