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Beauty can save the world

Holding close the North’s beauty as it nurtures and feeds and relaxes and uplifts. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, with its slow winds and tall grasses and wide variety of birds, is one of the most beautiful areas in the U.S. Took a walk there early this morning and then drove the long, winding road through the refuge to see what I could see: herons, geese, some birds I didn’t know, a skittering raccoon.

Stopped at the bookstore and bought five bookmarks, three postcards, a book by Kenn Kaufman and one pair of Kestrel earrings. Made a small donation to the refuge and called it a day.

This fall seems especially golden.

Wallowing in Wallander

Because it’s breathtaking, beautifully written, gorgeously shot. And the characters are so sympathetic. Loving this series.

Wallander: A thousand thumbs up.

I want to be Mary Oliver’s intern

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Because I can’t read her work without believing it comes straight from heaven.


Another storyteller has my vote

Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3)Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First I've read and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will now read #1 and #2 and the others in the series as well as any other books by Ms. Stewart.

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Read this one, too

Backseat SaintsBackseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Lordy, she can write

Between, GeorgiaBetween, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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