Spring is coming

I’m very happy to be on a “writer retreat.” One of my critique partners moved away almost 2 years ago and is back for a visit. We’re spending a few days surrounding a Donald Maass workshop (The Fire in Fiction) to talk about our goals, projects and life. While technology has allowed us to continue meeting via Google chat, face-to-face time satisfies a human need for connection on a deeper level, I find. What do you think?

Although we haven’t earned spring or summer in California because we’ve had a long string of days like this (today):

Brisbane, California
Brisbane, California

I’m still excited by the first signs of spring. Look at this little visitor who came to our driveway a couple days ago.