The only activity I have with my gardens these days is planning, as they remain under snow. I have been keeping myself busy with reading. Just completed Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman (her first novel). What a great read! I loved living in this book. Now I'm reading Sue Grafton's U is for Undertow; a bit different from her others, it is still expertly written and very intriguing.
I've also been doing some "Googling" (Googling isn't research according to one of Richard Russo's professorial characters in That Old Cape Magic) so I'm careful not to use that term. I looked up 'raptors' which fascinate me, trying to identify a hawk-like bird that had perched outside my office window. What I saw was actually a peregrine falcon which to me is very exciting. I've also spotted blue birds quite a lot lately. This surprises me as I thought these beautiful little birds flew South, but evidently not. I have a brand new blue bird house to put outside this spring. Maybe I can entice a family to settle here.
Some of you might have noticed the Translator widget at the left top of my blog. I've been doing a lot of playing with that of late. It's really fun to just click on it and then read my own writing in a variety of languages. I wonder how well the idioms of blog writing translate, but it's still quite amusing to see one's own words in the cadences of other languages.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.