SATURDAY POTPOURRI: FENCES, ACCIDENTAL TREES, & HIGH TEA

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For the past couple of days, there has been a lot of pounding, sawing, and boisterous laughter…as the workers tore apart the old, falling down fence in my patio and reconstructed this one.

They still have to paint it…next week.

Meanwhile, they had to remove my “accidental tree,” shown below.  I had grown fond of it!  Sigh.

 

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Once it is painted, things should look more cheerful—except for the absence of the “tree.”

Meanwhile, I am eager to take coffee out there in the morning, with a book.  Here’s what I’m reading today: a Nora Roberts book, Second Nature, published in 1991, now brought out in Kindle.  No worries.  I had not yet read it in the original format, so it’s new to me.  The interesting details in the story that remind us that we are not in the contemporary age:  smoking indoors; the ease of boarding planes; and the absence of cell phones.

 

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Yes, it’s a romance, and while I prefer Nora’s romantic suspense novels, this one captured my interest because the MC is a writer.

For Celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe, tracking down the world famous, notoriously private, horror story writer Hunter Brown had become a personal quest.

Her carefully planned ambush finally paid off at a small writer’s conference in Flagstaff. Arizona. But when the master of the supernatural turned out to be a darkeyed master of seduction. Lee knew that it would take more than just good interviewing skills to bet her an exclusive. Digging into private lives was her business, but now Hunter Brown had turned the tables. With one smoldering kiss he had exacted his price.

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Later, I’m going to lunch with a friend at a favorite restaurant in a nearby village:

 

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The interior reminds me of visiting an old Victorian home.  Here they serve normal lunches, but also High Tea.

I think I’m in for a treat.

What does your day look like?  What book(s) are you reading?

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3 thoughts on “SATURDAY POTPOURRI: FENCES, ACCIDENTAL TREES, & HIGH TEA

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    • Oh, it was, Patty….and at lunch, it was so nice out that we sat at one of the outdoor tables and watched the world go by. The bistro is in Old Town Clovis, a nearby town, that has lovely antique shops and events like Big Hat Day, a rodeo, and Wine Walk, all in the spring.

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