The Week In Seven Photos

Imagination and escape became a theme in my life this week as I was not in the mood for the current reality. “If you want to escape this reality all you have to do is open a book and your imagination.” (unknown) Photography and books are wonderful avenues of escape as the cares of the…

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Birds And Books

It was backyard birdwatching this weekend with a Pelee Island Winery Pinot Noir and the rare red-winged blackbird visitor did stop by along with the blue jays, cardinals and mourning doves. It is becoming more difficult to photograph birds in the backyard as Harper is currently intent on making sure Baby Yoda and her have…

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Birds and Books

Watching the great documentary, The Booksellers, about the New York rare book world inspired this weekend’s reading list of Book Row by Marvin Mondlin and Roy Meador about “the American story of the bookstores on Fourth Avenue from the 1890s to the 1960s” and Old Books, Rare Friends by Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern “about the companionship of two rare…

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Monday Musings

With the easing of restrictions across the country coinciding with the holiday weekend, there was a sense on the news that many were on the move again.  There were lines for restaurants and bars, the campgrounds and beaches were full in many places and groups showed up at the park with their coolers and fishing…

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Morning Sky Reflections

So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea. Virginia Woolf – To The Lighthouse

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Stack Of New Books Can’t Be Taller Than Harper

Self-Isolation Trend #5 For businesses that are allowed to stay open during the shutdown, curbside pickup is a new trend that is helping some businesses survive during these times and to help keep employees and customers as safe as possible.  I was catching up on The New York Times Book Review and discovered when I…

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Monday Musings

Self-Isolation Trend #4 In all my very early mistaken beliefs that as an introvert I could handle these self-isolation days, another trend I did not predict was the zooming popularity of video chat platforms Zoom, FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts (to just name a few) between work requirements and the extroverts who quickly discovered they…

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Saturday Songs – It’s My Life

Bon Jovi Cotton Malone Series – Steve Berry

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