03 June, 2014

Window Into Summer

Sometimes it's a door, sometimes a window in the stone wall of an abandoned house.  Whatever it is and wherever it happens to be, it's a lighted and leafy aperture into a season of waving branches, astringent sap and wild herbal fragrance, birdsong in the overstory, quiet winding waters crowned with yellow spatterdock and white water lilies.

It's a time and a place the elderly artist/scribe knows well - a never ending story that draws her like a magnet through endlessly branching rooms leading one after the other into the greenwood, complete with a wild piper she can hear but never see.  This is an eldritch season and wild places everywhere in the north are filled with wonder.

This week it's also an elderly 32-bit PC with a display capability that leaves much to be desired, little or no memory and antiquated versions of all the apps the artist/scribe loves best.  Slower than the second coming, this box growls  and it lumbers along like a tortoise, but it works, and it gets where it has to go, eventually.   As she taps away here this morning, the contents of the old box are being transferred into a brand new 64-bit box with Windows 7 and speed comparable to that of a Porsche 918 Spyder cruising the autobahn in the fast lane.  How on earth will she ever make it to Friday?  This week's experience will teach her patience, and that is a very good thing.

5 comments:

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Congrats on upgrade. Your beautiful work will be just the same, the machine the only difference.

sandra hagan said...

to stand before an open window is to dream.

splendid photo.

happy for your upgrade, i know how happy that is.

sandra hagan said...

to stand before an open window is to dream.

splendid photo.

happy for your upgrade, i know how happy that is.

Kiki said...

You will ask yourself as of next week: How on earth could I have done with my 'old box' for such a long time.... :)

Actually, I just wanted to say a heart-felt thank you for this most beautiful look of your window onto (into) the summer to come..... I too love all window-views as I do open doors or doors in general but you matched a lovely picture with those fine words; all of which really touch my heart. MERCI BEAUCOUP
Kiki

Tabor said...

Oh, a new and brighter window to look through! Good for you!