Thursday, July 06, 2017

Road Trip

At the last minute I was invited on a Road Trip to Moose Crossing a very nice, large, extensive greenhouse operation north of here.  Not Canada.  We drove past Red's  in Wiscasset and the long, endless line to buy lobster rolls for $24 each.  We drove over two bridges.  Single lanes going north and south.  No passing.

And it was worth it.  Lovely plants.  I was with two landscapers so they bought carts (double shelves) of plants and shrubs.  I bought a little six pack of basil, 2 of blue lobelia (mine has dried up and needs replacing), 2 more white astilbe and some yellow marigolds for the woman whose tomatoes I am watering.  Some of her marigolds (planted with the tomatoes for good luck) have passed on.  So I am going to plant new ones as a surprise.

I wrote about the same trip years and years ago on this blog.  Just remembering.

Weather tomorrow should be a bit cooler--perhaps some rain.  We might go to the movies.  The Painter is still painting.  The closets have so many surfaces.  The walls, the shelves, the trim, the doors.

I baked biscuits yesterday.  Had some for breakfast with my rhubarb and strawberry jello "quick jam".  Was very good.  We had dinner out.  I had Cheese Manicotti.  Only half--the rest tomorrow.

The picture up top proves that too much black is not a Good Thing.

Returned Allison Wiers' Anne Boleyn.  Not my taste.  I quit while Anne was still under the age of 15. Another book is waiting.  Alphabet House by Adler-Olssen.  I am hoping I haven't already read it.

1 comment:

Paula, the quilter said...

I read a book review on NPR's facebook page about a book that I then picked up on an inter-library loan and absolutely devoured it in 2 days. Here's the blurb: The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
by Theodora Goss (Goodreads Author)

Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.

But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.