I hope you are enjoying a pleasant Sunday. We're having a couple of cooler days and they are so welcome. A good rain would also be very welcome but so far none is in the forecast.
We had a nice walk this morning. Didn't see much except for the usual ducks and geese and this heron. It was early and few people were out making the walk extra peaceful.
I finished reading this book based on the life of a woman pioneer who moved from city life in Oregon to the wilds of Northern British Columbia. Her husband convinced her to go "just for one winter" but she fell in love with the North and spent her life with him on a homestead there. I enjoyed this book and I appreciated all the old photos she includes.
This book is from our local library and is also autobiographical. I'm two-thirds of the way through and have to make myself put it down and get some work done. Mary MacLeod writes about her years as a nurse on a remote Hebridean island in the 1970's. She describes so many strange and challenging situations she finds herself coping with.
I managed to use the last of our box of pears to make pear/strawberry jam, a combination I never tried before but it's quite tasty. Before the jam I used some of the pears to make Crisps in ramekins (just the right size for individual servings).
So that's what's been happening here in the past few days. I'd love to know what you're doing these last days of August.
Thanks for coming by, G.M.
No walking today, but yesterday I toured four large gardens in the Olympia area. Last night I finally got a good night's sleep and slept in this morning. Since then I have done my long PT routine and 30 min/5 miles on my stationary bike while reading. I picked my few sweet peas for a small fragrant bouquet and added two more zucchini to my stash in the refrigerator. I just now am checking blogs and then I'll have a late lunch. My afternoon is unplanned. It is still the lazy hazy days of summer, after all.ReplyDelete
I am intrigued with your two books! I'll leave here and search for them online. Just ordered one this morning after reading Mad Snapper's blog.ReplyDelete
Your jam sounds so good. I haven't made any in a long long time.
We are still at the ranch - taking an extra day before going home tomorrow. This way I can clean and pack and fluff up everything to make it nice when we come back in just 18 days!
I'm not getting much done these days. Not even in a blogging mood. Usual chores around the house and some yard work. Napping a lot. 😀ReplyDelete
That pioneer book sounds terrific.
Both books sound like I'd enjoy them too. Would add them to my list but it is already so long I won't be able to read them all before I die!!! :)ReplyDelete
I read that first book and really enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
The red trees with the sun braking through the fog is a beautiful picture it leads us into the coming time...ReplyDelete
Nice to have a peaceful morning-walk!
My Sunday was very good, I was in church and listened to a healing, enlightening preachment. The rest of the day was normal work with animals and kitchen, but thanks goodness not too much.
We always are thankful about some rain this summer. But in some regions the rain is too heavy, the same like the very hot and dry days..
But here in the Bavarian Forest it is okay.
Both of the books seem to be VERY interesting!
The jam looks delicious!!
The two books sound like something I would enjoy reading. I'll look for them in our library database. The pear crumbles look very tasty. I've been working in the garden since our return - things are very overgrown and the weeds have had a grand old time!ReplyDelete
I always take note of books you recommend ; seems we have similar taste in books. We eat a lot of pears, so I know we would love your jam. Just wondering if your Heron migrates or stays year round. Ours are year rounders.ReplyDelete
What a lovely title the first book has! Something I will try to find and read.ReplyDelete
I am on the Hebridean Island of Lewis, so I would be most interested to know which Island the Nurse is on. The pear crumble looks delicious.ReplyDelete
Both of the books sound like ones I would enjoy. I'm adding them to my list in case they ever show up at one of the thrift shops I visit regularly. You found a good use for the last of your pears. Both look yummy.ReplyDelete
Both those books sound amazing! I love true stories of people living interesting lives in rural places.ReplyDelete
I used to love early morning walks along the beach as they were so quiet and peaceful. I've only ever made crisp/crumble with apples, the pears sound quite yummy :)ReplyDelete
Coolish here, getting lots of tomatoes! :)ReplyDelete
Your goodies always look delicious.....and I think I'd like to read both of those books!ReplyDelete
Autobiographical accounts from adventurous women are often hard to put down! Thanks for these book mentions, which I also will file away and hopefully find sometime. Your baking is inspiring as usual!ReplyDelete
I have hot to find that first book...I love books like that and have read many.ReplyDelete
I found the book on Ebay! Maybe I will have it by the end of next week.ReplyDelete
I went on the internet Granny, and was able to find both of those books. Can't wait to read them!ReplyDelete
Just had to come back....I could not remember if I had already come back and told you I ordered Ruffles on my Longjohns...probably the day I read this post. I really did enjoy it. And even though the photos were in B&W, I so enjoyed them. I have read or listened to the other one.ReplyDelete