Hi everyone. More beautiful weather on tap in New Hampshire today. More fall yard clean up is on my agenda. We painted the fence yesterday, hurrah, and it looks fantastic.
Let me start off today with another bird journal page for Wendy's challenge at Art Journal Journey.
I added the clock because it is just a matter of time before all get better.
I am also participating in Art Everyday Month .
Thought I would share my monthly book read today also. As I write every month, this post is more for my own records, but I know many of you enjoy reading about books also. So here it is.
If not your thing, that's OK. For all of you, whether you read to the end of this post or not, enjoy your weekend.
I ended September and started October with a bit of Roald Dahl. He wrote amazing older children's books. If you're not familiar with him, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory might be one his most famous.
Last month I listened to Matilda by this author. I enjoyed that so much I went on and listened to this book also by him.
Then I needed to listen to something with a little meat in it. Melinda Gates' The Moment of Lift was my next listen.
I enjoyed it being read by Melinda Gates, and I also enjoyed learning about the woman who Bill Gates fell in love with and married. I also enjoyed hearing about the amazing woman Melinda Gates has met on her journey with the Gates Foundation. The chapter on schools and education was in some ways repetitive after teaching for 36 years , but that being said, there is always something new to learn. It's not a long book, and it could have been a bit shorter, but overall I highly recommend it . It did make me think about how much further women's opportunities have come since my grandmother's and mother's times. Even between my early years and my daughter's. It did motivate me to think about women's lives in places where life is so much harder than it is for many educated women in the western world.