I'm a lucky woman! The picture above is what I see every morning when I look out the windows on one side of my house. Well, that's not exactly true. Yes, I see the lake, sky, hills, and trees, but they change their appearance so often, it's amazing. We've lived here for a little over thirty years, yet we couldn't remember ever seeing the scene look exactly like this.
This is a sunrise picture. If the weather is clear enough for a beautiful sunrise, it's usually far more vibrant than this. These pastels (thanks to a combo of the sun and the clouds) was entirely different from what we usually see.
Anyway, I wanted to share it with you. A friend told me it gives him "a calm and soothing feeling." I hope it does the same for you. We all need something like this to help us remember the world really is a beautiful place when we take the time to look.
But sometimes it's still good to escape into fictional worlds, so read on to find a few fictional worlds created by my author friends and me, as well as some great book fairs to browse.