These are my woods---the cornfields. I love them when they're green like this. When they're golden, I wish they were green again. :) But I looked for him, hidden in the stalks, waiting.
All I could find was corn. The golden tassels glistened in the late night sun; the green leaves protecting the buttery yellow kernels from hungry predators--like me.
And sunflowers edging the corn-their sunny faces turned this way and that--a clinging beige grasshopper on one, a moth on the other--the signs of summer.
But he wasn't there--or maybe, he was. Only he wouldn't come out to play.
I went on a hike through a serene park then. He was there, I'm sure. Waiting for the dark to come, to show himself.
He wasn't riding this bike though. He was running in his wolf form. Birds were singing throughout the woods, the sound of highway traffic drifted in the intermittent breeze. But without a wolf's hearing, I couldn't hear the river flowing down below. A sweet scent wafted in the air. I tried to conjure up what it could be.
It reminded me of the sweet scent of jasmine--the last two hold outs in my garden.
It didn't matter. It perfumed the air and made the hike even better.
Except for Alaskan-sized mosquitoes--luckily only ran into them at two points on the trail, managed to escape one, not the other although she won't be biting another soul--it was bugless.
But this is who I was looking for, up and down the trails. He wouldn't come out to play though. Not when I had a pack of she-wolves with me. :)
Sigh. Next time, maybe I'll catch him.
And he'll come out to play.
The good part of walking through those woods last night was they made me forget about the hectic week. :) Woods and wolves will do that.
And this is something else that is coming this summer!
And here is my upcoming blog schedule for the release!
8/3 My Overstuffed Bookshelf http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/
8/4 Martha’s Bookshelf http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/
8/5 Anna’s Book Blog http://annavivian.blogspot.com/
8/6 Poisoned Rationality http://lastexilewords.blogspot.com/
8/7 Sat Mona's Blog www.monarisk.blogspot.com
8/10 Fumbling With Fiction http://chandlermariecraig.wordpress.com
8/11 Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee http://siamckye.blogspot.com/
8/12 Books 4 Moms http://www.books4moms.com/
8/13 Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/
8/16 Star-Crossed Romance http://star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/
8/17 A Simple Love of Reading http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/
8/18 Thoughts in Progress http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com/
8/20 My Book Addiction and More http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com
8/23 Fresh Fiction http://freshfiction.com/
8/24 Debbie’s Book Bag http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/
8/25 Book Junkie http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/
8/26 Fang-tastic Books http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/
8/27 Larissa's Life http://www.larissaslife.com
8/30 A Journey of Books http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com
8/31 Night Owl Romance http://www.nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.com/
And here's beautiful Portland where the story takes place. :)
Hope you all have a delightful Saturday!!! And find the wolves of your dreams!
I'm off to write on Dreaming of the Wolf on this very hot Saturday! What are you doing to make your dreams come true?
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."