A Box of Books…

The truth is I seem to not read in the summer time for the past few years, unless of course I am reading outside and I just haven’t been.  If you have been around my blog, you know I read a lot last winter.  That dropped off sometime in the spring.  It bothers me that I am not reading, but apparently not enough to do anything about it.

Anyway, I have had this box of books for a while now.  It is one that I intended to drop off at one of those book donation boxes they have around.  Then arose a problem.  There was a particular book of mine that I could not find and I wondered if it might be in the box.  In that case, the box couldn’t go anywhere until I had searched through it to check.

The book in question is “Who Said I was up for Adoption” by Colin Chappell, a fellow blogger here at word press.  I have read the book of course, but in no way did I want to lose it.  I was planning to read it again.  I loved the book by the way, it is about a dog, well, a dog and a man.  You should read it!  You can get it through amazon.

Sadly, I did go through that box of books and the book wasn’t in there, but that isn’t what this post is about.  I do want to add, I won’t feel to bad buying another copy if I don’t find it, the proceeds from “Who Said I was up for Adoption”, I am pretty sure go towards the animal shelter that Ray came from.  Ray is the dog in the book and maybe I should also mention you can read all about him at Colin’s blog, might as well put a link now right?

https://meandray.com/                There you go…

 

Anyway, it was about the box of books and what happened when I decided to go through it.  Yes, I was supposed to be looking specifically for one book, but I had to take a look at the books in the box that were going.  Needless to say, quite a few books came out of the box, but I can justify this, because some of the books on my book case went into the box.  (It’s all about space and what I will actually read again.)  So yes, I have this sudden desire to read books.

First book I am reading is one by Elle Knowles, also a blogger at word press and not her first book either.  I loved her book “Crossing the Line”.  I am hoping for the sequel.  As I was saying I grabbed my copy of “Coffee Drunk or Blind” by Elle Knowles and I have just a few pages left.  I have really enjoyed reading this story of adventure, about a family homesteading in Alaska.  You can get this one through Amazon as well.

So where was I reading this book?  In my kayak of course.  I caught one fish for the day and then read while drifting with the wind.  John was on the other side of the lake when I caught my fish, so it is good that I have finally learned how to unhook the thing.  It was a small bass.

John catches a lot more fish than I do and I was able to get a couple pictures of that.  The first one is the smallest fish ever caught I think!  And the other is a bit bigger.

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I don’t get to see all of the fish that John catches.  Generally we aren’t fishing in the same spot.  Also, I spend a lot of time just paddling around looking at things instead of fishing.  I like fishing, but I love my kayak, if that makes sense to you.  I also love just being on the water.  I love the Water Lillys.  I took some pictures of them as well.

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There is this one that never opened.  Sad it didn’t open, but still cool to look at.

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I like the yellow ones, I think they are so cool.  You can see the bees inside of them if you look.

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Then there are the white ones. Very pretty, especially when the entire pond is covered by them.  Makes for hard paddling, but nice all the same.

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All that white is Lillies and yes, this is what I am paddling through.  Then we have my favorite of all.  The Heron.  I came upon him yesterday in the middle of the lake, sitting among the Lilly Pads.   At first he flew away when I approached, but not very far and so I followed him, through the Lilly Pads I got a bit closer now and then.  The most beautiful bird, the Heron and I got close enough to take a picture anyway.  And to have him yell at me as well.  I love to just sit and stare at him and wait for him to fly.  So majestic.

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Yes, that is him, standing up to me.  After the picture he flew away again and this time I let him be.

Well, that is about all I’ve got for now.

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