Monday, August 21, 2017

Who is your favorite author ?

Are you ever asked that question ? Who is your favorite author ? well seeing as how I'm a reviewer of books I don't seem to have a favorite but do have a list of some of my favorites . Is it the style in which they write or is it the charecters they create and do we conjour up an image of what those said charecters should look like in our minds view ? and are we disappointed when the illustrator has drawn them totally different from our minds eye ? I think the reason I'm asking these is because I was asked by a pen pal who wanted to know who my favorite author was . I instead sent her a list of some of my favorites . Can you even single it down to maybe 2-3 or are you one of those lucky few that can say one is your all time favorite author and if so do you know why they are your favorite ? I would love to have some of you readers tell me why and who your fave authors are ? I'm currently reviewing John Boyne s "The Hearts invisible furies " and by the way John Boyne is an irish author and he wrote " the boy in the striped pajamas " and he is certainly on my list of favorites indeed and if you have not read anything by him I certainly would encourage you to do so . Well I shall close here for today . Come back later for more .

The rat pack

Now in case some of my readers are under 50 you probably did not know that the rat pack consisted of a bunch of crooners by the names of Joey Bishop , Peter Lawford , Frank Sinatra , Sammy Davis Jr, and last of all but not least of all a fellow name Jerry Lewis . Now the rat pack is complete in Heaven . This kind of ends an era for me . My Grandmother happened to love all of these fellows because their group and music was just that Good . Yes they were because I remember sitting on a porch on a Saturday morning with a dear bunch of ladies getting their hair done by my grandmother and those ladies buying me more coke and peanuts than I knew what to do with . The radio would always be on and the music of the rat pack would permeate the back porch and yard . I cannot tell you how I can still smell the scent of aqua net and  perm solution and it takes me back LOL . Now let me tell you how Las Vegas treated Sammy Davis back in those days , all the hotels in Las Vegas mainly on the strip would not let Mr. Davis have a hotel room , why you ask , because he was black plain and simple and that was all and I must say bravo to Joey Bishop because he did not patronage any hotel that would deny a room to anyone because of the color of their skin.. This post came about with the death of Jerry Lewis yesterday at the ripe old age of 91 . I hope he rests in peace and he sees all his old friends again . Just think of all those muscular dystrophy kids he helped by raising money with his telethons . I hope those same kids remember him with fondness . Okay that is all for now folks take care dear readers .

Monday, July 24, 2017

surprise in the garden over the weekend

Do you all see it ? yes my first ever
red sunflower . I have never seen one and it must be the only one that sprouted that is so awesome to me and I will be sure to save the seeds so that I have more red sunflowers in the future . God in all his greatness can always give us a surprise if we look hard enough . and if that is not enough I saw the first one hummingbird of the season enjoying my flowers . I don't have a  hummingbird feeder here except for the flowers so I'm not sure where he came from but he was a big hummer . oh well folks that is it for now get out and grow .

Thursday, July 20, 2017

favorite bible verses

what a lovely this is . I absoloutly enjoyed reading a lot of bible verses that I had never heard of before . This was cleaverly put together as each verse has an introduction and how it can be applied to everyday life and I absoloutly love that indeed . I'm sorry spelling police I'm old or I feel that way rather . Please be gentle about my spelling thank you . do yourself a favor and get a copy of this . it is an amazing piece of work .

Thursday, July 13, 2017

some more photos of my gardens





these are some pictures of my flower /rose gardens . you will also notice zinnias and sunflowers . pay special attention to the monarch butterfly with his yellow dots on his wings along with a silky black color . I enjoy this time of year because the butterflys really come out along with the bees . The bees really like sunflowers a lot . I would like to think that I am contributing to the bee and butterfly population . I think it is important to make sure that the bees and butterflies continue on this earth . for one without bees we would have no food because bees pollinate our flower and vegetable plants . I find that if you don't swat at bees they tend to leave you alone as well so please teach your kids and grandkids not to swat at bees and most likely they will never be stung in their lifetime . enjoy the photos folks ,

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Storms amd lighting

we had some bodacious storms here Friday night and they skies opened up with tons of rain I tried to get a photo of the lighting but mother nature would not co operate and give me one so these horrific looking clouds were all I got . Oh well guess that is what you get for wanting to capture lighting on film so bad ....

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A really good book

I read this book because there is a movie coming out starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslett . I hope they do this book justice . This book went into wonderful detail about all the little things that could go wrong . This was written by Charles martin who lives in Jacksonville Florida . He used Jacksonville for some of the background information on the main character Ben . It was a pleasure and a delight to read this book . I hope you will get a copy and read it yourself and I will see the movie when it comes out on dvd.