Monday, July 23, 2018

Randomness...

Recently spotted: 

Family of Western Screech Owls. The babies were branching,
and a few days later they fledged and flew away. 


Favorite Summer Food:
  • grilled burgers with cheese
  • homemade potato salad
  • fresh corn on the cob
  • berry cobblers--any berry will do!
  • S'mores!!




Indian Paintbrush
3 Things I don't love about summer:
  • triple digit temperatures
  • wildfires
  • wasps building nests by my front door
3 Things I do love about summer:
  • hiking with friends
  • the sound of crickets chirping at night
  • wildflowers





Looking forward to:

Another buddy read with Melody
















Other books I also checked out of the library:
  • Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  • Widow's Point by Richard Chizmar
  • Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym
  • Cinderella Girl by Carin Gerhardsen


😎  I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!
Happy Reading!








    
     

24 comments:

  1. Yes to those yummy summer foods :) I'm with you about triple digit temps - ugh! Love that photo of the owls! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

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    1. Thanks, Nadia! Despite the hot temps outside I am having a pretty good summer. :)

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  2. Great owl picture! I saw a snowy owl when I took an injured crow to a rescue centre one night and it was the most gorgeous bird!

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    1. How cool! I've always wanted to see a snowy owl, but I don't live in the right part of the world. :)

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  3. Summer is great but I can't stand the humidity here. And those summer food sounds good to me! I love corns with some margarine, yum! Looking forward to our buddy read! :)

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    1. That's the one good thing about Utah being a desert... it's hot and dry but hardly ever humid. :)

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  4. Triple digits with humidity (105 degrees with heat index of 113+) are not like summers used to be here in the south. But I am all about summer foods and wildflowers. Too hot for hiking at the moment. :o

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    1. Yeah, humidity is a killer! At least here in Utah I can get up high enough in the mountains when I hike that the temps always feel a little bit cooler, which is a relief. :)

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  5. Love the pictures of the owls. They're marvelous! I'm a big fan of corn on the cob too, and I only eat it in the summer.

    Happy summer!

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    1. We only ever eat corn on the cob in the summer, too.

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  6. I don't like the triple digits, either! I just had my first corn on the cob for the summer, and summer berries are great. I love the owl picture! I also liked Wolves of Winter (maybe this "cool" read will help with the heat). I am looking forward to seeing what you think about the book. Happy Summer!

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  7. Very much yes to your favorite summer food!

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  8. Triple digits are the worst. It was 115 here in the Phoenix area today! Ugh. I hate summer (and it's pretty much summer here for nine months out of the year)!

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    1. I don't know how you stand temps that high! Poor you. I hope it cools down soon.

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  9. That summer meal sounds delightful! I hate the heat too but there are some things I love about summer.

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  10. I love owls! Such beautiful creatures. I love fresh corn on the cob too. I hate the wildfires too. We're in the middle of triple digit heat right now. I don't mind it as long as I can be inside an air conditioned building. :-) I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Mine is flying by.

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    1. My summer is going much faster than I'd like! If I could, I'd reset it back to June and do it all over again. :D

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  11. I'm right there with you about the triple digit temps. It's been awful around here.

    I'm rereading Sparrow Hill Road right now. It's even better than I remember. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I can't wait! :) And I hope you survive the heat. July is almost over, so maybe August will bring slightly cooler temps. I hope.

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  12. I love the crickets too! And the sound of cicadas.

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    1. :D I know it's summer when I hear them.

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