Spring has truly sprung here in SW Florida. It’s hotter and very sunny. The humid days of summer are not far away. The mornings of sitting on the front porch to read the paper have almost expired for my husband as soon it will be too sticky for comfort. We are trying to fully enjoy every moment of this interim weather.
I was so pleased to discover that Reese Witherspoon has embraced one of my favorite new thrillers: THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave. It’s perfect for summer and unputdownable. Reese not only is reading it for bookclub this month, she’s making a movie and Julia Roberts is the starring actress. You are all going to LOVE this.
I am up to my last hair in books. Good books, great books. Books are everywhere. And I just discovered that The Buzz Books for Fall/Winter 2021 is ready for download. My excitement is surely palpable.
I’m loving the burrowing owls in our community. Cape Coral is known for its burrowing owls. This spring they are everywhere. I’ve never seen so many on the nest. We’ve been very lucky lately to see some of the baby owls. A real treat.
I got a wild idea the other day. Ran it by my husband and the next thing I knew he appeared with a can of peach paint, ready to paint the front door. Wow. Be careful what you mention. Be ready for action. Our front door is now a vibrant shade of peach. It has brightened up our porch and is not too bright from the road. I am still trying to decide which door knocker to choose to complete the look.
Mother’s Day is coming right up. This week. My husband will be working at the cafe that morning. I will have that time to read and relax. But he will be home in time to make us a nice celebratory dinner. Works for me.
I just booked a flight to Asheville for end of June. Will be first visit to the mountains in a long time. I am excited. We are both fully vaccinated and I am ready to go. I can almost smell the aroma of their freshly mowed lawn. Grass smells sweeter up there. Of course I’m excited to see the adults and grandkids. And I can’t wait to see the new puppy: Willow.
My beach bag and hat are waiting patiently for me to use them again.
My orchids are all blooming and just glorious even this little guy. He was begging for a snapshot.
The books for summer are plentiful and scrumptious. I could not be more pleased. And Jenna just announced she’s choosing GREAT CIRCLE for May. I already have it on my summer reading list. Yippee.
I’m also excited that Mary Kay Andrews will be visiting Copperfish Books next Wednesday; a fly-by to sign her new book THE NEWCOMER and meet and greet her fans. You can sign up right here.
The roads are beginning to clear up. If you use the library you will be happy to know the new books are once again quicker to find and sometimes right on the shelf on pub day. It is almost off-season.