December 10, 2015 – Un Enter

It’s hard to believe that I spent a good part of the morning getting rid of all those extra blank lines in my Big Creek document.  I’m sure a good many of them were where I deleted hundreds of pictures.  Maybe I was hitting the Enter key too often.

Tomorrow, I’m going to attack the tense.

Remember when they called that a Return, as in carriage return on a typewriter? And, on the older, manual typewriters, you actually lifted your hand a pushed a lever? I had a portable typewriter when I was in college and used it for papers. I wonder whatever happened to it.

The tiny wildflowers in Big Creek in the spring were amazing. I took many photos, but did not actually write about or describe the flowers in my journals. I had a hard-enough time trying to identify them, mostly unsuccessfully.

Log Dainty Lavender Blooms

9 thoughts on “December 10, 2015 – Un Enter

  1. milliethom December 11, 2015 / 9:08 am

    I had an old typewriter for years, and was very reluctant to part with it, even after computer use became the norm. It’s funny how we become attached to things (or probably just set in our ways!). It’s interesting that you should be working on the tense of your book. I think it would be quite different told in the present tense compared to the past. I think either tense would work well.
    That is a delightful little flower and your photo of it is so beautifully clear. You can always describe tham in your book from photos like this – plus your memories.

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    • Dinata Misovec December 11, 2015 / 6:27 pm

      I wrote it all in the present tense and sent it out each night. For some reason, that seemed awkward after I put all the logs together.

      I have a picture of just about everything in my journals, even the coolers we hauled from a campsite to the bear-proof box. I have many of them posted on my Big Creek Journal blog. One of our grandsons named me Click.

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      • milliethom December 12, 2015 / 3:29 pm

        I noticed you had mentioned your Big Creek ournal blog and will have a look as soon as I can. Click is a lovely nickname for you, and given to you by a grandson it’s obviously an affectionate one. I would have thought all your photos act as excellent memory joggers while you write your book.
        So are you now writing in the past tense, Dinata? I’m sure you could make either tense work well for you.

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  2. Lynz Real Cooking December 11, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Gorgeous picture. Those old typewriters, people would wonder what they are now!


  3. Dinata Misovec December 12, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    I take 50 to 100 pictures a day when we are traveling; not so many here in Marathon. I took over a thousand in Chamonix, France at Mount Blanc in one day and also over a thousand the day we toured the Pompeii ruins. But Millie is absolutely spot on. I refer to my pictures every day while trying to make a book out of my journal. I also refer to them when we are trying to remember something from the past. Since I have them in folders by date and location, it is easy to search when Andy and I are trying to remember something. My goal is to take enough pictures to relive the experiences when we are in the rocking chairs one day.

    I also think taking pictures has improved my memory. It must be because I am paying more attention to my surroundings and noticing things I would not otherwise. That’s not to say I am remembering anything useful though.

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  4. ellie Clayton December 14, 2015 / 11:06 am

    The flower appears to be a wild geranium; common name Cranesbill. Thanks for the reminder of the mountain wildflowers of spring.


    • Dinata Misovec December 14, 2015 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you! I thought is was a wild geranium, from Google Image searching, but wasn’t sure enough to label the picture. Now I will.


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