Seemed like sleeping in these last two mornings, returning to work....not having to get up at 4 A.M. to be in the deer blind by 5 A.M. Will be back in the blind on Saturday and Sunday, with cold temps returning. I am about half way done with photographer, Sally Mann's biography, "Hold Still." Her expressive vernacular and language skills are so profound, it is a slow read so as to fully grasp each sentence. Better than a New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle in terms of expanding your grasp of the English language. What a down to earth and talented woman in my age group (and long-time fellow rural farm dweller). Highly recommended read, whether you are a large format photographer like she, or no photographer at all.
Came home this evening to a lovely garlic herb pork raost with potatoes and cauliflower. The roast and potatoes had slow cooked all day, and as for all things cooked that way, fell apart with the touch of the fork. What a nice smell to walk into the farmhouse to. Will be back up at 0430 tomorrow morning and Sunday, giving deer hunting another go. Cold as hell tonight with a high of 24 tomorrow. I think I will practically be sitting on that LP gas heater tomorrow morning in the deer shack.
"I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised." ~Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012), Non-required Reading: Prose Pieces, "From the Author," translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh, 2002