Hi everyone. I'm having a lazy Sunday morning. We're trying to decide whether to go boating or not. It's a little cool today, and we're both on the fence whether to go or stay home. If it was earlier in the season we would just stay home, but the season is quickly waning so we say, how many more boating weekend days will there be? Too bad since tomorrow is suppose to warm up and be summer like. Of course it will be Monday and we're at work. :)
No art today to show today, but thought I would share some late summer, early autumn photos from my walk yesterday.
There is some color starting to show.
It seems early this year.
But I found some gorgeous colored berries.
Plus the fall wild flowers are in bloom.
And did anyone say fungi? These were on a tree trunk.
And this one that has already released its spores was on the ground.
I also noticed that some tree stumps in our front yard looked interesting. These were little saplings we cut down about a month ago when we were putting up a fence for the dogs.
So after my walk yesterday I became an ambitious person and went up into my attic and did some book cleaning. Many years ago a friend suggested that if I had books I loved that I didn't want to get rid of but didn't want taking up all the bookshelf space, I should box them and put them in the attic. At least I could get to them if and when I wanted them again. It was a good idea, BUT, after 20 years there were a lot of books and they needed to be cleaned out.
Amazing how many good books I'd read that I didn't even remember. :)
So after going up and down the drop down attic stairs about 100 times, I ended up with 10 garbage bags of books that went off to a local charity last evening. Now I just need to go up there and do something with the empty boxes and maybe organize the keepers just a little bit more, but that will have to wait until another weekend.
But I did find some of my all time favorites.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Steig Larson
11 22 63 by Stephen King
The Shipping New by Annie Proux
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
lots of the Stephanie Plum mysteries by Janet Evanovich
All the Harry Potter Books
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Some of my childhood Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
A bunch of mysteries by Agatha Christie and Anne Perry
a paperback version of Gone with the Wind I bought in high school (still in really good shape for a huge book that I read at least 3 times)
The Bean Trees and its sequel from Barbara Kingsolver
along with a lot of books that I did remember loving. It was good to bring them into the light of day and see them again.
But strangely enough, another one of my favorite stories seems to be no place in my house.
It's Barbara Kingsolver's book the Poisonwood Bible. Since 2017 has been the year of the book purge, and I can now say I have been through all the books in the house, I wonder where it went. I can't imagine I would have gotten rid of this book.
So I guess there is always a mystery waiting to be solved.
Enjoy what's left of your weekend or the start to your new week-depending when you get to read this.
Oh and before I forget, good wishes and safe prayers go out to those you you in Hurricane Erma's path. What horrible storm for many of you.