… because I was making her feel guilty about getting the “good” books! Love ya girl… and if your husband thinks you are crazy for buying them you know where I live!! (I’ll take the books, not the husband… hahaha)
This photo was taken, after a recent trip to the thrift store, when I bought the “not so good” books because Kitty bought the “good” books. *LOL*
I do love these red leather volumes and being twenty-five cents for 8 makes them even more enjoyable. There are two missing from the set, “Classic Mystery and Detective Stories of All Nations” from 1909, “American Stories” and “Real Life Stories”.
An excerpt from the French stories contrives a photographer’s paradise… “Picture to yourself a landscape of infinite sweetness, a great cultivated plain, which rises by imperceptible gradation to the base of a distant chain of mountains, the undulating outlines of which are traced upon the sky in aerial indentations. Directly in front of the chateau, beyond the Rhine, a market town, with neat houses carefully whitewashed and with gardens attached, spreads itself around a little cove, like a fan. Upon the right of this great village a rustic church reflects the sun from its tinned spire; on the left, some large mills show their lazily turning wheels, and behind these mills, the church and the market town, extends the fertile plain which I have just endeavored to describe to you, and which I cannot praise too much. Oh! charming landscape!” ~Victor Cherbuliez
The little silver vases (also twenty-five cents) held perfectly a few narcissus picked while it was snowing. Yes snowing… it is April and there were a few brief moments of snow today. The droplets on the petals were the result of melting snowflakes.
The weather folks are predicting some not so brief moments of freezing weather the next three nights. I don’t have time to cover things… may the strong survive!!! Maybe the winds we’ve been having lately and the clouds will be friends to the buds and newly emerging shoots.