Mary Driver has often been criticized for having too many interests: writing, reading, painting, hiking, running, choral singing, cooking, and a bit of gardening. She is also fascinated by math and science. When stressed, she finds working multi-variable algebra problems to be soothing--they are problems that can be solved. The above mentioned, along with a 7-year sojourn in England and former jobs in business, equestrian arts, and elementary education have provided her with plenty of grist for the writer's mill.
Sometimes it takes a while to figure out how to write about things I've seen during my walks and travels. I know there is some sort of a story in these two photos, but I haven't figured out what it is yet. The first picture needs explanation: a tree that was cut down during the burn off at the shoreline. In the photo, all that is left is a pile of charcoal. When I walked past this scene, I decided to draw the old tree stump with the tree's charcoal remains. Later, I wanted to take a photo, but the stump had already been removed. Therefore, this is a picture of something that isn't there. The second picture is the sketch I made of the tree stump, using the charcoal that used to be the tree. One of these days, I might figure out a story that relates to these images.