Monday, 15 February 2016
I was a weather wimp due to rain and wind and bailed out on the Marilyn job today, since Dave and Melissa had a different job that they could do. I had two books to finish, and managed to fit in a third and to start on a fourth.
I had two chapters left in this wonderful gardening book:
A product I would like to find and try:
A burning question: They had a big pond dug and used a pond liner. Then they installed a pier. How did they do that without making holes in the liner??
Above: “The trunks of the lindens catch low [autumn] light that would otherwise be lost if not intercepted.”
I have one or two more books of Dan Pearson’s on order via interlibrary loan.
As I was reading, I received texts from Darlene at Klipsan Beach Cottages, sharing with me the progress of the garden there:
Next, I finished another book that has been late evening reading for the past week. I had cheated and read, out of order, about the 70s and 80s first.
The earlier decades (from late 1800s through the 50s) were even more interesting as, not having lived through them, I learned much, especially about the difficulties of poor and working class women in finding economic freedom.
With that fascinating book done, I picked up one that Allan had checked out from the library.
I was pleased that there was almost as much text as photos about the individual photographers. At the back, in a discussion about photography, Nick Turpin and Paul Russell address the damage done by the horrible “people of Walmart” type of snapshots:
A quick way for someone to completely lose my respect is to repost, on Facebook or any social media, “cruel, allegedly funny” photos that make fun of other people’s appearance or attire.
Paul Russell on people watching:
I agree with Jeff Marmelstein:
My favourite quotation from the book:
Later in the evening, I had time to start a new book…
…but not to finish it as we watched Downton Abbey and the first episode of a new (to us) series, Mr. Robot.
Rain is called for tomorrow, so I might have another reading day. Work is heavy on my mind, though. Unlike Dave and Mel who are out working in all weather, I’m choosy about what is and is not good working weather.