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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Book Review - Murder by the Book

Welcome - Today I am reviewing:
Murder by the Book by author, Lauren Elliott.
I received an e-copy of this book from Net Galley for my honest opinions.

Murder by the Book is the debut book in a new series by the author.  I love it when I have a chance to start a book series.

Here is a description from Net Galley of the book:


Addie Greyborne loved working with rare books at the Boston Public Library—she even got to play detective, tracking down clues about mysterious old volumes. But she didn’t expect her sleuthing skills...

Friday, October 26, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday Five - The Halloween Edition


Joining Tom (The Back Roads Traveller) for:


For this week I'm featuring Halloween themed photos.  People love to decorate here for Halloween and all photos here were found out and about in town. - Some are spooky some are not.  Enjoy.

Click to Enlarge Photos.

                                           Rising up from the dead

A Friendly Witch Ghost
Spooky Entryway
A cute Scarecrow
Witches Brew
Bonus shots:
Oh what a Tangled Web we Weave
Just Hanging Out
Adorably Spooky
Mr. Pumpkin Head
                                          Werewolves of London

                                            Spooky Flamingo

My Black and White Shot this week.  This is actually part of an, Art Exhibit on the Whitman College Campus - Non-Halloween related but I thought it was scary enough to share for this post. 

Leaving you this week with a Scary Musical selection:

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Book Review - Deck The Hounds

Today I am Reviewing,  Deck The Hounds by David Rosenfelt. -  This book is part of the Andy Carpenter series. - I had not previously read any of this series. 

What initially attracted me to the book was the adorable cover and the description of the book.
Plus the fact that it was set at Christmas time (one of my favorite seasons of the year) and featured a Dog in the story.  Since I'm more of a "cat" person I thought I would give dogs an equal chance to be enjoyed in a story line.

Description from Net Galley

Monday, October 22, 2018

Awww Monday and a late Gottcha Day

If you are here for last Friday's WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE click on the link to be taken to that post.

Saturday was our sweet Speedy G's "Gottcha Day" and I just never got around to getting his pictures up and posted. (Shame on Me) but he had a wonderful day and got plenty of love and attention.  So today I'm sharing his photos for:

 Awww Mondays (Comedy Plus)


Our little "cutie" shortly after we got him.  What a difference a year makes:

 I love how he crosses his paws when he sits on the floor.

 I love that little triangle he has on his nose.

 I love how sweet he looks.

 You just want to pinch his cheeks.

Yeah this is why he grew so much!

Happy Gottcha Day (a little late) our sweet Speedy G.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday Five

Hello! - Well it's been a couple of weeks again since I've posted but I'm back today to join Tom (The Backroads Traveller) for:

1.  This past week I took my granddaughter and her friend to the local Corn Maze. - Didn't get any pictures because we went at night but though you might enjoy this little video of this years maze.   Click on the link:

It was a lot of fun.  We had to ask for a couple of hints to get out but for the most part we did the maze on our own.  Took us about an hour to get in and back out.

2. Coleen is really into Skeletons this year and I spotted this on the Whitman College Campus so I decided to take her to see it.  After we got there though she informed me that she'd already seen it on a field trip to the campus, bummer!  Still it made for a great photo to share.  They do have some "strange" art work on the campus.

 3. This weeks Black and White Shot and a colored version as well.

4. Some Halloween fun spotted out and about.

5.  Fall is still in glorious color.  I liked the way the sun was shining on this tree and the leaves on top of the roof.

6.  Spotted this on a drive this morning.

7.  It's Balloon Stampede Week here in town.  So far this is my favorite shot that I've taken of the balloons.  More to come in another post.

  So in honor of our Balloon Stampede I'm leaving you with this musical selection.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Willy-Nilly Friday Five - October 5, 2018

Welcome - Yes,  I'm still alive. - The last couple of weeks though I wondered about that. - Caught a bad cold that turned into that nasty, hacky cough and just didn't feel up to much at all.

Anyway here I am today joining Tom (The Backroads Traveller) for:

1.  One evening a about a week ago Coleen came inside and told me to grab my camera quick and come outside.  She spotted this on one of my Azaleas bushes.  We took it off the bush so I could get some photographs.  The darn thing was nearly 3 inches long.  After doing some research we discovered this is the caterpillar of the White-Lined Sphinx Moth  If you click on the link you can see the moth and the caterpillar which comes in two colors.  Green and Black like the one we found.

2.  Hubby had a fall about a week and a half ago.  Slipped on some scaffolding and did this to his knee.  -  It's healed up now but it looked pretty gross when it happened.

3.   Two of my entries for the 52 Frames Photography Group I participate in.  The first one was for the theme: Five and the next one was Inspired by a photograph.  - Lately I've been having fun with humorous photography as you can see from these shots.  I hope you find them amusing.

4.  I've also spotted some interesting things on cars/vehicles lately.

Took this one because Coleen likes anything that has skulls on it.
Spotted this next one in the parking lot at the grocery store.

5.  Fall is in the air.  Spotted this beautiful bunch of trees while out on a drive yesterday.

6. Bonus shadow shot.  Some flowers in my moms garden.  I though it looked like there was a little bird sitting on a branch in the pattern of the shadow.

That's it for today.  - Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.
 In honor of the arrival of Autumn in the US your musical selection today is:  Leaves that are Green.