Monday, September 19, 2016

My World Has Turned Cold

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend.

After a few days of warmer weather and sunshine, the rain has returned to the coast.


It is also colder than usual for this time of year. Or at least it seems that way but I'm sure it will warm up again before the month is over.

Although the gardening season is now over, I am still enjoying some colour in the container garden. I haven't looked after the garden since about the middle of August & I am amazed it has done as well. I guess it is all the rain we've had. Once the season is well and truly over, I will be cleaning all the garden debris in preparation for Winter.



This past weekend I enjoyed completing the 3 books I posted about last time.  I can now add those to my annual tally.  I'm still 2 books behind schedule.

Right now I'll focus on reading a very cute children's book about Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting.  It was written in the 1920s.   I never learned about Dr. Doolittle as a child and I never did see any of the Dr,. Doolittle movies. I'm reading it now to assess suitability for sending to the boys I sponsor in Africa through Compassion International Canada.

The earlier book  I previewed was too violent and very sad. I didn't want to send that to young boys in Africa who already lead challenging lives. I'm also limited as to what I can send because the books can't be too costly.  They have to be taken apart and shipped in sections as well as meet criteria of thickness and dimension.

I'm also reading Alexander McCall Smith's, The Saturday Big Tent  Wedding Party and making progress on the book, Sweet Dreams by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.  I started the latter some time back but am only just now making progress.




Have a wonderful week ahead.
Linking up with Our World Tuesday.

Thank you for stopped by!

14 comments:

ak_ut said...

autumn arrived here, too. happy week :-)
xx

Melanie said...

Enjoy your coolness! I'm a bit jealous here. Was Dr Doolittle a real person? I'm probably showing my ignorance here. Have a great day.

Jeanie said...

We're still having lovely warm weather but I think by the weekend it will chill out. Too bad for all of us. They say it is to be a hard winter. I hope "they" are wrong!

Joyful said...

Hi Melanie, No worries. Dr. Dolittle, at least the one in the book, is not a real person.

Joyful said...

Hi Jeanie, yes I've heard that we are expecting a cold Winter. But today the sun is shining nice and bright. I will go out and enjoy a bit of it. Have a great week.

jabbott said...

Hi Penny, feeling a bit of a mix in weather here some days are like autumn and then like summer the next. One thing it's getting dark earlieršŸ˜„ hope you are well xx

Cloudia said...

You describe it well in feelings and images

Red said...

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately it's time to clean up gardens.

Annesphamily said...

The Fall weather is suppose to head our way. We have had some 80's all last week. Now we are suppose to drop about 25-30 degrees. I just don't want the snow to get here yet. As a native of Colorado I should be use to it but as I get older I like snow less and less. Enjoy your week and take care. Thanks for posting.

John's Island said...

Hi Joyful, I sure enjoyed the photos of your sky and your garden deck. Very nice and congrats on that garden ... it looks like it did quite good despite you being a bit busy in August. Your last two posts and your recent comments on my blog have a positive ring and upbeat feeling to boot. Good to hear that! Glad your mom is doing better and you two are in daily, or almost daily, communication. Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn. I hope you will be out and around and take some of your excellent photos of the trees in your neighborhood to share with us. Take care and have a good rest of the week! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog!

Linda said...

Hi, Penny, it's nice to catch up with your news and photos. I always enjoy your photos because they're of the part of the world I enjoy so much. Thanks, too, for leaving your comment on my blog. Have a good autumn!

Barb said...

Your container garden is still very lovely. Some of mine are still thriving too, though we've had some freezing temps. Enjoy your fall.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So interesting about how you have to take the books apart to send to 'your' boys in Africa .... Quite a challenge to choose books that young boys would like -- even if they lived less frightening lives ... would be interesting to know what you end up sending them.

I loved Dr Doolittle as a child when my father read it to us and I read it to our kids -- never saw the movies. Love almost everything by McCall-Smith, but the Precious series is my favorite.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love your pretty garden. The sky looks dramatic, we are still having summer like temperatures here. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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