Saturday, July 13, 2019

Storm Rising

"He's never killed a woman in cold blood before, but now was as good a time as any."

These were the first words from the prologue of Storm Rising by Ronie Kendig, a hook and the beginning of an epic drama. Former Navy Seal Lief Metcalfe is living with the fact that he as lost six months of his life. Due to his specific set of skills, he is given the opportunity to once again lead his own team of heroes.

The action is intense and the team of characters are set up to find the ancient text from the Septuagint, the Book of Wars.  Iskra “Viorica” Todorova is a trained assasin and just as bent on finding the ancient writing.

 Ms Kendig does a substantial amount of military research and it shows. Action packed, this thrilling suspense is a page turner. It is definitely an interesting read. Great for suspense lovers.

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

The back porch

Ever since I started reading Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch, I've been in love with her back porch.

Our porch is not as large as Susan's but I wanted to have a little place to escape to read, enjoy tea or lunch or just watch the birds as they come and go from the feeder.

My original thought was to find some pretty white wicker furniture. But when I found this set at Home Depot, I knew it would be perfect for our little nook.

A little note about these luncheon napkins. My step-mother gave these to me, along with a matching tablecloth. The tablecloth was used til it became thread bare and badly stained, but I never used the napkins. They were a wedding gift, so they are probably considered vintage by now ;-)

I've been picking up these Boopie glasses at Goodwill for $1.00

Most days you can find me out here with a good book and cup of  tea or a glass of lemonade.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Let's have tea!

There were two things that fashioned this table. These beautiful roses............

and this gorgeous teacup..............

I couldn't resist imagining what they would look like paired for an afternoon tea.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Reach for the sky

It's been quite a while since I have driven downtown.  A lot has changed.
Many years ago, I worked downtown.  There were only a couple of tall buildings at that time.

Now there are more and more buildings that reach towards the sky.