Acorns Are Falling…Find Cover!

It is a war zone at our cabin in the woods.  Acorns are falling like mad.  With each hit of an acorn on our deck or roof it sounds like we are under attack. I took this picture today after sweeping up our patio.  This pile is only two days’ worth!  Crazy how many have…

Critters From Our Woods

Since living at our place a little over 3.5 years, I have encountered a variety of critters.  Unable to photograph many of them, here are a few I had the pleasure of capturing digitally.  (I had to include one of Josie our Boxer.) In addition, I would like to dedicate this post to a special…

“The Future of Humanity”

  “The Future of Humanity” Michio Kaku Nonfiction, 307 pages. Hands down this is one of the best books I have read.  Keep in mind I love anything space related.  Currently, I am watching old episodes of Star Trek.  I love the possibilities of future space travel.  This book outlines those possibilities and how we…

A Butterfly Sanctuary of Our Own

A short walk from our cabin there is a place where butterflies flutter free.  Here they thrive on wild growth.  On any day one will encounter 20 or more.  Flying above your head, dipping here and there, or resting on a tall pink flowering plant.  Last year I do not recall as many.  But this…

Raindrops Everywhere

We have had a lot of rain lately, making raindrops the perfect subject matter for this week’s photos.

“Court of Lions” by Jane Johnson

“Court of Lions” by Jane Johnson Fiction, 394 pages A historical novel based on the Fall of Granada in the late 1400’s.  The story intertwines a modern day story making it even more interesting.  I loved how the author switched between the two time periods, keeping you on your toes.  At first I found it…

So Much Green!

Our place in the woods along with some beautiful, still ripening homegrown tomatoes. *NOTE:  Just today I received this message from WordPress. “Starting August 1, Facebook will no longer allow third-party tools to automatically post to Profiles.”  With this option to share content directly to Facebook going away, after this post I will no longer…

“Reincarnation Blues” by Michael Poore

“Reincarnation Blues” By Michael Poore Fiction, 371 pages This book was a real gem.  I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in this world of the afterlife and multiple lives.  The author created many imaginative lives for the book’s main character Milo.  I was hooked from chapter one.  Although one chapter about midway through did not hold…

“The Trip to Echo Spring” by Olivia Laing

“The Trip to Echo Spring:  On Writers and Drinking” by:  Olivia Laing Non-fiction, 297 pages If you read my last book post, you might see a trend.  For now, this is the last of books about writing/writers. The basic premise of the book follows the author as she travels across the U.S. examining 6 of…

Shapes of Nature

Without the Weekly Photo Challenge, I devised my own. Shapes of Nature