When I was thinking back on my week and checking the few photos I took, I realized that my focus has been on three things: flowers, knitting (big surprise there!), and psalms.
1. Flowers. The jacarandas are in full purple bloom in Southern California. The three jasmine plants at the edge of my patio and covered in blossoms. And the fragrance--oh my! Sweet and heavenly!
I love the five blade helicopter flowers.
2. The weather has been warm enough that I have been sitting on the patio with my tea and knitting. My stash of hats to sell has been seriously depleted and I have a venue coming up on the 21st where I can sell hats, so I'm knitting hats like crazy. I love combining sunshine, jasmine, tea and knitting.
3. A friend gifted me four pots of flowers when she moved to Arizona last week. Since she couldn't take all her potted plants, she offered some to me and others. I am enjoying the gerbera daisies and coreopsis and fondly remembering my friend.
4. This year, for the second year, The Professor and I are reading through the Bible in a year using a chronological Bible. Since we have just finished a section about King David, we are reading the psalms he wrote. I'm loving rereading so many of my favorites. HERE is the link to Psalms 121 which may be my most favorite psalm.
5. I picked up a book the other day which has been sitting, partly read, on my table for
a long time awhile and started reading it. The Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour is his autobiography. L'Amour was mostly known for his Western novels but the man was so much more than a pulp novel writer. I loved this quote about book stores. Remember, he first wrote this in 1938...
"Bookstores were fewer than today, when paperbacks are everywhere. There were many wonderful old bookstores operated by people who both knew and loved books, and to browse their shelves was and is pure delight.
It is not uncommon today to find no one working in a bookstore who reads anything but the current best sellers, if that much. In the days I speak of, bookstores were usually operated by book lovers. Now they are run by anyone who can ring up a sale. Yet there are exceptions, and to come upon them is always a pleasure."
Do you have a bookstore in your area where the owner is a book lover? We do and we make sure that we support it by purchasing books there.