Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Perennial Garden

... is shaped like a compass rose. Here is how each triangle looks at this point in the summer.

Lilies are closer each day to blooming.

I started with three of these geraniums but am down to one.

Phlox is blooming well.

Newest day lily bloom, but not many scapes there for future blooms.

Purple cone flower.

Latest Reads

I am currently reading "The River of Doubt - Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey" by Candice Millard. Quite a tale of exploration and hardship in South America in 1913-1914. I wonder as I read this whether any current ex-president would be allowed to put himself in harm's way as Roosevelt was in making this trek through the uncharted territory of the Amazon.

My previous two reads were "The Red Door" a mystery in post WWI England and an adventure memoir of canoeing down the Mississippi "Mississippi Solo" by Eddy L. Harris. I'd recommend both of them.