Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Sun Sets, The Sun Rises

Or is it: suns rises, sun sets?

It sounds like I'm procrastinating, but in truth I'm under the weather. (as opposed to over the weather) I had no idea how taxing jet lag can be until we returned home from New Brunswick. In case you're not up to date on your Canadian geography, Cluculz Lake (central British Columbia) is over 2500 miles from Fredericton, New Brunswick (Maritimes).

The entire first day it felt as if the house were floating on the waves I could see outside. The wind's been up and Cluculz Lake is quite rough. The next day, I started leaning to the left. Turns out that a combination of the plane's high altitude and the chilly wind (ground level), I now have a nasty earache. I know, I know, I must see the doctor.

I'm only blogging because I didn't want you to think I'd gone away. And I will blog on the 3rd instalment of my journey to publication as soon as I'm back to my old self. First I need to complete the finally galleys for the ebook version of Dead Witness for my publisher, Lea Schizas at MuseItUp. (Nice plug, eh?)

I just wanted to say hello and to share last night's and this morning's shots of Cluculz Lake. It's so pretty here, despite the threat of winter.

--happy sunsets.



  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Joylene! Sorry you're not feeling on a par with that view (but it's gotta be a little compensation to be able to lay there and enjoy it). Hope you'll be feeling better soon.

  2. Thanks, Carol. I'm sure I'll be back to normal soon. At least I hope so. LOL. Today I'm feeling old for some reason. haha. My DH says it's because I am.

  3. Aw, hugs, sweetie, and hope you're better very soon!

    But, oh my goodness. The pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for sharing those!

  4. thank you, Carol. From your lips. LOL. Okay, a little work on my part might help. Have a great day.

  5. I've really missed your photographs of the lake Joylene and those sunsets are especially wonderful.
    I wonder when the first ice will appear?

  6. Paul, I've got a better question for you. When will it snow?

    Yikes, it's snowing now.

    I hope the lake doesn't freeze, but your question reminds me that I should consider doing another contest soon. I will. After I get the final galley for my ebook done.

    Hope your weekend is lovely.

  7. Wow, snow already, and I thought we had it tough over here. Hope you are feeling better, distance travel can be tough, find that when I visit my Atlanta friend. And well done with the ebook, I must get down to plugging mine. :0) Hugs, keep well, Carole.

  8. Here's some virtual hot cocoa, hope you feel well soon.

    Wonderful photos!

  9. @Carole, you're doing plenty. I can't imagine how hard you work. It makes me embarrassed to admit I'm tired.

    @Cher, thanks. HC was just what I needed.

    Happy Weekend, ladies.

  10. Ah Joylene,
    Under the moon and over the weather, eh :)
    Ah yes, 'jet lag', or being as old as I am, I remember, 'propeller lag'. I so relate to jet lag. It can make you feel very surreal and out of sorts. Of course, I don't even know what time zone I'm in. Even more confusing, I just moved all my clocks back an hour.
    I'm so glad to see you blogging. In my case, I get the impression that folks are glad to see me not blogging....
    Beautiful photos of a wondrous location. Thanks and please take very good care of your good self.
    In kindness, your starstruck fan, Gary

  11. We love your blogs, Gary. Always. You're the glue that keeps our blog world together. You and Penny forever.

    Thanks for your kind words.

    --Peace Brother.

  12. Gorgeous photos, Joylene. Thank you for sharing them, and feel better! :)

  13. Thanks, Carrie. I'm on the mend.

  14. You are surrounded with such beauty! I've never visited your lake, but I've been in BC...and a few of the adjacent provinces. I love Canada (the parts I've seen), and want to see more.

    Feel better!

  15. Hi Laurel. Cluculz Lake is 2 kms off the highway, so I'm not surprised you've never seen it. There's a brief spot at the beginning of the hill where you get a glimpse on the left. We do get a lot of Americans passing by on their way to Alaska. Actually, last week I saw plates from Florida. Wow, that's a long road trip.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  16. What beautiful pictures, Joylene. There's so much power in both the rising and setting of the sun. I'm sorry about your earache. You're as bad as I am...hate going to the doctor. Feel better soon. :)

  17. Hi Laila. You'll never believe what happened. My neighbour and good friend dropped by and insisted I let her take me to emergency. She was determined, and how could I say no. Turns out I have an inner ear effusion.

    She was right to make me go. It's wonderful having such loving and loyal friends.

  18. All I can say is WOW! Those pictures are beautiful.

    Stop by my blog to pick up your blogger awards. Have a great day!

  19. Thanks, Susanne. And thank you so much for the award. I love awards!

  20. Rest and feel better soon, okay? Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. They are wonderful. :)

  21. OH. MY. GOD!! Those are some of the most beautiful pics I've ever seen!


    Living in the PNW, Seattle, more precisely, I so miss seeing the sun in general, and the sunset in particular. So thanks for sharing those spectacular shots. I sure hope you feel better soon. I can't wait for your next installment on being published.

  22. I love Seattle, Nancy. It's where I opened my first novel, at a make-believe marina on Lake Union.

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm going to write the 3rd instalment next week for sure.

    Take care.

  23. Love your photos, as always. Makes me want to live on that lake, as always.

    And thanks for commenting on my blog! Great to see you, as always.

  24. It's always great hearing from you, Lauren. And I love your blog. Always.

  25. Hi Joylene .. hope you're feeling somewhat better now (as I'm late getting here!) .. the pictures of the lake are glorious. Jet lag is always a shock isn't it .. when I started gliding at 15 .. the 2nd day I was completely 'balanced' out .. I couldn't stand up, lie down or anything .. some people in the B&B took me out and gave me a few cherry liqueurs .. that sent me to sleep! and I was able to get up and continue the course! I was very grateful to be looked after 'they were family people' so I was lucky and it was years ago.

    Feel better and good luck with the cover et al .. cheers Hilary

  26. Hilary, I'm feeling better already. What a delightful story. Have a wonderful weekend.


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