Posted April 14, 2012 under Inspiration

When readers ask…

Readers often ask me where the ideas and images in Cool Water (Juliet in August) came from.

From lands and people
Lands and people

“The people who inhabit these arid wastes are very different from the pale townsfolk. They are a hardy race…”

From family history
Family history

In memory of Milford and Harriet Taylor.

From Standing Rock

Standing Rock


Standing Rock is a glacial erratic near Hazlet, Saskatchewan.

From the Great Sand Hills

Sand Hills



Sand hills


Sand Hills

From Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley


“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’ Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away.” 

From Zane Grey

Rides of the Purple SageThe Thundering Herd

From drive-in movie theaters

Drive-in moviesDrive-in movie theaters

Clearwater Drive-in is near Kyle, Saskatchewan and still operates during the summer.

From Cool Water (Lyrics by Bob Nolan)

Cool Water