Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What I've Been Reading

Just back from walking to the library and back.  I had a book on hold, it was a beautiful day, and walking is good for me.  It's about a 2 mile round trip through the woods on a nice paved pathway. then along the lake, past some restaurants and Whole Foods and then along the short stretch of street to the library.

The woods were filled with different wildflowers from the last time I took pictures.


I call these Spring Beauties.

Skunk Cabbage.

The leaves are almost translucent.

Outside the library the May apples were blooming below the dogwood trees.

I picked up the book on hold, Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd, another in the series featuring WWI vet Ian Rutledge.  I am really hooked on this series as you can see from my list of books read this year.  I didn't start out reading them in order because the library here at Vantage House didn't have the first several.  Now I keep a list to check off as I go through them in order.  The mysteries are as good as Louise Penny writes with her Inspector Gamache series.

I also saw a book by John Pavlovitz whose blog I read.  You can find the blog in my blog listing in the sidebar.  I checked it out Hope and Other Super Powers. 

Finally I just updated my Books Read List with 11 books!  While I was in Arizona I did a lot of reading, almost a book a day.  Of the 11 books I just added, my favorite was Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.

 So now I need to decide what book I should read next as I have three to choose from. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is another I had on my stack to read.


Tom said...

...I'm waiting to see what you are seeing.

Fun60 said...

Isn't Spring wonderful.

Cynthia said...

Ooo, jack-in-the-pulpits! I miss those from Minnesota. What a lovely way to get to the library.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Loved seeing the photographs when u walked through the woods. Delightful

Stewart M said...

No spring flowers here! But I am reading a book called Owl Sense - its wonderful.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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