Skywatch Friday ~ October Vibes
|Site of the new subway station at Broadway & Main|
Hello friends and fellow bloggers,
We've had record setting temperatures over the fall season but on Friday we are finally expecting some rain. The other day the meteorologist reported that since July to the present time we have only had 16 mm of rain when the norm would be just over 160 mm of rain. No wonder the tree on my patio died. It had been looking sickly for a few seasons and it has finally succumbed. I'm a bit sad but it's not going to matter much.
Within the year or so the strata will be uprooting all the patios and is contemplating not having any gardens at all. The weight and growth of them (dirt, plants, roots, water) has the potential to become problematic for the structure of the building. No decisions have been made yet and there will be a special meeting to discuss all the results and options going forward once a report is ready. I think I would rather confine my gardening to containers on the patio and have a bit more footage to arrange furniture.
In the meantime here are some photos I took of the sky when I was out and about running errands earlier in the week. I took these photos just as thd light was fading. I thought the ones with the trolley lines set against the sky were quite interesting. A lot of those lines will be likely be eliminated once the new subway system on the Broadway corridor is running (target is late 2025) but I don't know that for sure.
In my reading stack this week I found a wonderful little book called The Birds of East Africa. It is short read of approximately 200 pages and is a sweet little tale set in Nairobi, Kenya. The style is along the lines of Alexander McCall Smith's #1 Ladies Detective Agency books.
I'm now reading the best seller The Distant Hours by Australian writer, Kate Morton. It's an interesting book about family secrets connected to 3 elderly sisters living in an imposing and decaying castle.
I picked up both of these books at the thrift store on a whim and wasn't expecting much from them but they are both turning out to be satisfying reads.
I also picked up a set of sheets and pillowcases at the thrift store. I wouldn't have purchased them but they were a good price, minimally used and I like blue and white. This set is by Tommy Hilfiger but strangely they look quite wrinkled even though they are not 100% cotton. I don't iron most things including sheets. By the time they are pulled flat onto the mattress most of the wrinkles will disappear.
piece of the 4 piece set was sold individually. I didn't notice that
the two exact same pillowcases had different prices until I got them
home. I'm guessing two different clerks priced them. I paid about $26
dollars in total for the set. I think the price is okay given what new
sheets cost and these appear to be little used.
Have you found any good thrifting deals lately or read any good books?
I'm joining in with Skywatch Friday this week. Thank you for stopping by!