Day 6 at Nimrod Hall Writers’ Workshop

Nimrod Hall Travel Log

Day 6

Nimrod Hall Writers' Workshop writers walking

Closing out the first week: by this morning, we were five walkers instead of two. We walked to the high bridge–and talked, of course.

Along the way, we passed Heaven’s Gate. This new, polished sign is the only Nimrod upgrade I can’t really appreciate.

Nimrod Hall Writers' Workshop sign reading, "Heaven's Gate"

Returning, I had a rare view of Nimrod from the back.

Nimrod Hall Writers' Workshop view of Nimrod Hall through morning mist

My husband picked me up about noon for a weekend away. We drove through Highland County, VA, and Pocahontas County, WV. The mountains look more rugged than around Nimrod.

Mountains Highland County, VA, or Pocahontas County, WV

On one walk, I came across this big, flat rock. It reminded me of a rock at Granny and Grandpa’s–the Old Home Place–at the head of Old House Creek. That rock hosted tea parties with tiny china cups and snakes taking the sun.

Nimrod Hall Writers' Workshop sunning rock

And as I wind down the day, the story ideas generated this week swirl me to sleep–ideas generated on walks and alone in my room, but mostly during talks of family, relationships, sex, religion–talks walking, eating, sipping wine after dinner. Next week will be great!

Nimrod Hall, established in 1783, has been providing summer respite from everyday stress since 1906. It has been operating as an artist and writer colony for over 25 years. The Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program is a non-competitive, inspirational environment for artists to create without the distractions of everyday life. The 2015 Writers’ Workshop writers-in-residence are Sheri Reynolds, Cathryn Hankla, and Charlotte G. Morgan


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