I think this might be the latest springtime I can ever remember! One of the big spring events in this state is the opening of fishing season, usually on Mother's Day weekend. I did learn that it isn't required that it happens on that weekend and leave a bunch of fishing widows behind on their special holiday. It actually is scheduled according to a certain Saturday after some phase of the moon or something like that, but it does seem to interfere with either our wedding anniversary (5/16) or Mother's Day every year. Anyway, this year a good number of the lakes were still iced over, so many plans of those dedicated fisherpeople were altered.
But today I had a chance to walk outside with my camera while the sun was shining, and was so happy to see things actually growing again!
|wild grape vine|
|hosta that haven't been eaten yet!|
|old-fashioned bleeding hearts|
|another variety of bleeding hearts|
|wild plum tree, I think|
Such a welcome relief from the cold and snow!
I have wanted to share some info on books I have recently read/listened to. First, a series of 4 books by Richard Paul Evans. The first in the series is The Walk, and I don't have the other 3 pictured in the correct order but you can find that out easily. I got all of them from the library on CD's, and they were read by the author. It is the story of a young man's journey on foot across the country, with many valuable lessons learned along the way. It is fiction, but seemed like it could be real. I heard about them from my brother-in-lay, John, so I thank him for pointing me in the right direction.
While I was searching the library files for The Walk, the book below also came up in the search. It is just about the opposite of the heart-warming stories by Richard Paul Evans!
I used to read Stephen King novels regularly, but stopped at some point. But I thought I would give this a try. I nearly didn't finish it, because it was so grim and creepy! A huge contrast in novels! I wouldn't recommend it unless you are prepared for a typical Stephen King gruesome fest.
So there's some summer reading for you!