Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sunday Salon & Raffle September 14, 2008

Saturday Sunshine


It was a busy Saturday creating a new garden with my cousin Russ. We spent the day planning, digging, weeding, setting plants, and scattering spring bulbs. All these plants were transplanted from his glorious gardens in Massachusetts. Some of the flora and herbs in his assortment are generations old. You can see by the final results in the slide-show album. Prior to today, there was virtually nothing but hanging plants, a couple of shrubs, and a stray perennial misfit here and there. I owe so much to Russ and his magic. Here are millions of thanks for everything. You truly are amazing!!!
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I was busy reading a lot this week trying to hold on to the waning days of summer sunshine. It doesn't take long for tension to take hold when you get back to teaching.
I am determined to stay relaxed from the pervasive school stress while at home with reading.

This week to de-stress:


Started reading:
Going Down South,by Bonnie Glover
Tomato Girl, by Jayne Pupek

I finished:
Red Sky in Morning:A Novel about World War II, by Patrick Culhane-Excellent
A Lady of Secret Devotion, by Tracie Peterson Romantic Historical Fiction.

Finishing up:

The Fire, by Katherine Neville
You Are Here, by Thomas M. Kostigen-Alarming-mind-awakening book that will make you think about the cities and places on the planet that are most polluted and who is causing it. Can it be stopped?

Don't forget,
So Long at the Fair....Raffle

Sunday Salon Raffle from September 7th, leave a comment on this posting and earn another chance for the drawing. Please remember to leave your email address so that I can contact you.

10 comments:

Kerrie said...

I love the slide show of the gardening! You can come and do mine if you like :-)

It is amazing how quickly, after you get back into the classroom, your brain/body/mind forgets that you just recently had a holiday!

gautami tripathy said...

Great list of books in here!

Waking upto SS after a day of serial blasts in Delhi

Clare Dudman said...

Yes, ditto about the gardening slide. Yes, I think it's important to be able to escape school...and quite a skill.

(Please don't add me to the draw, though - my TBR pile is too high!)

naida said...

Nice garden! I enjoy gardening myself...something fun about digging in the dirt :)
happy reading.
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J. Kaye Oldner said...

What fun! I don't think I have done any gardening this year. Steve and the boys have taken care of it. They like it better when I am not involved...lol!

Ruth said...

It looks great! You really added a lot of color. I love seeing people's gardens. Thanks for sharing!

I've heard a lot of good things about Tomato Girl.

Marie said...

wow, love the garden! :-) looks awesome!

Keri said...

Gorgeous gardening happening there. Thanks for visiting my Sunday Salon site. I'm waaaaaaay behind on blogging even though I've been doing a lot of reading! You've inspired me to actually write something up tonight. :) Thanks. You don't need to add me to the drawing either. I have too much reading to do from the 888 challenge already. Too many on the TBR pile. Again, thanks for the drop by!

Sandra said...

There's a lot of work done in that yard, it looks great. And you were reading six books! Busy woman. Please enter me, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the gardens look great but I am really impressed by the wonderful Greyhounds. WoW!

And of course that new author -- Bonnie Glover is a hoot!(Big Smile).

Seriously, thank you for considering reviewing my novel. Established authors are an automatic. I'm glad you took a chance on reading GOING DOWN SOUTH!

Bonnie Glover