Thursday, July 2, 2009


If you hear something that sounds like a mighty wind, don't be alarmed.

It's only me exhaling!

I've managed to get through, what has to be, by all accounts, the busiest six weeks of my life. There were five graduations.........none of them local. There were two bridal showers, a baby shower, a cocktail party, a moving away party, three graduation parties, and a birthday party. Some of them I hosted/co-hosted, and some I simply attended. Some of the events were scheduled for the same weekend, so my husband and I found ourselves going in different directions in order to meet our obligations.........................But, today I'm taking time to smell the roses.

The garden looks lovely, even though I've hardly had time to pot a plant or pop a seed into the ground.

Thank goodness I have good structural plants to carry me through.

The thing that I'm most looking forward to, is catching up on my reading.


I've assembled a nice stack of possible candidates for sharing my afternoon. I know, this is the age of technology and many people prefer to do their reading on line. Not me! I love the smell of paper, the tactile quality of holding a book in my hand, and the feeling of anticipation as I turn the page. Even as a girl, I loved the fact that the long days of summer translated into more time for recreational reading.

I love history, but I also enjoy, historically based fiction is what I'm drawn to, although not exclusively.

What do you like to read?

I've plumped up the pillow in my old wicker arm chair and placed it in a shady nook.

If anyone asks, I'll be in the garden......................with my books.

Have a peaceful day,



kana said...


Your flowers look lovely, even with all of the brutal heat we have had lately. I hope you will find time to get in that comfy chair and do some desire a little "me" time.

Betty said...

What a busy person you are; glad you had such fun!

One of my favorite authors is Maeve Binchy; her stories based in Ireland have me begging for more. Scarlet Feather, then Quentins are my favorites. Evening Class is also fun reading. Her expressions make me smile; I love the way she writes.

Enjoy some 'down time' with your books!

Anonymous said...

Wow you've been busy. But this is a wonderful way to be busy - celebrating with family and friends :-)

Your garden is a beauty to behold. The flowers are just abundant. Perfect place indeed for your comfy chair and read your heart out :-)

Anonymous said...

That is just a wonderful post, lovely gardens and books too! Happy 4th weekend - Hope yours is blessed there where you are - xJ

Rose Brier Studio said...

Your book selections looks wonderful! Reading is one of my favorite things to do. I hope you enjoyed your time off with a good book!
ps your garden looks very lovely!