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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Late Winter Fragments

My prediction: we will not have another morning as cold as yesterday’s six degrees below zero (I’m not betting on it, only predicting), and to reinforce my own optimism, here’s a gallery of late winter images from the past week. Beautiful! Now, enough!

Under this morning’s starry sky, when Sarah and I went out for our first walk of the day, we heard coyotes yipping and howling again in the nearby woods, for the second day in a row. Claudia, our neighbor, was surprised. “Usually they come through about three o’clock,” she said, “heading north.” Have they denned up closer to us this year?

Today’s news from “Shelf Awareness” brought an item about the Alexander McCall Smith series, THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY. A 2-hour HBO pilot was recently completed in Botswana. The detective protagonist of the series, Precious Ramotswe, is dear to the hearts of Smith’s readers, and we will bring high expectations to meeting her onscreen.

Take a look at the French Roads Connection blog today for the backstory on our ill-begotten Michigan primary.

Friends Al and Ken are comfortable in the red leather chairs, enjoying their coffee and sharing stories of birding adventures. Sarah is curled up in her luxurious new bookstore bed. Bruce has promised another book review, which I’m expecting any moment, so cross your fingers and check in tomorrow to see if it arrived.


Joe Borri said...

how are you? i have to ask you; do you take most/all of the beautiful photos on your blog? they're breathtaking. hope you're well.

Anonymous said...

Sunny days in late winter are almost enough to make me wish for more. Almost.

Those are lovely shots.

P. J. Grath said...

Hi, Joe. Yes, the photographs are mine. I'm glad you like them. You want more winter, Gerry? I don't even "almost" want more, but I agree that it's beautiful and am glad you like my camera views.

dmarks said...

Those are the best photos.