Overcoming Bloglessness

Gathering Seeds


Today, write about anything β€” but you must write for exactly ten minutes, no more, no less.

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We met at HQ at 9:00 and carpooled to Two Medicine lake, where we gathered seeds for the park’s native plant nursery. Ten of us were issued yellow safety vests, scissors, baggies, paper sacks and large collecting bags which we strapped around our middles.

We moseyed along the trail and snipped dried brown blooms of spirea; their miniscule seeds spilled and filled the corners of our baggies. We hunted red kinnick-kinnick berries, which were hard to find, and bitter orange mountain ash berries, which were abundant. We tested our plant identification skills, naming names: butter and eggs, salsifies, mahonia, thimbleberry, and huckleberry bear-poo.

At noon we ate lunch in the sun by the sparkling lake at the foot of the mountains. And everybody said, “What a beautiful day!”



Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

4 thoughts on “Gathering Seeds

  1. “Beautiful” doesn’t quite capture it.

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