I recently received a message from someone who asked where I lived and why I was able to capture Tessa's love of nature in my recent novel: The Magnificent Madness of Tessa Wiggins. As instinct would have it, I started to write then realized that a single photo might be the most appropriate reply. Sararose, Bella our dog, and I take a morning walk everyday and today I took my phone to snap a pix. The cool fall weather has painted the land in shades of sepia and burgundy.
If you look closely you can see the entire campus -- our two little cabins, dome greenhouse, garage and shed. You can also see the river and the two bridges we built over it to get to the vast majority of the 40 acres which lies high above the river. There are no roads to the back of the property -- just the way Sararose and I like it.