Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week Seventeen - 35 To Go

As with his previous 13 Joe Pickett novels, CJ Box once again tells a good story. Helps if you know the Joe Pickett’s history that being said this novel will keep your interest until the rodeo stops. Oh yeah, good to have the master falconer back too.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week Sixteen - 36 To Go

 Always learn something new about Venice when I read a Donna Leon novel.

Week Fifteen - 37 To Go

The real James Patterson steps up with help from Marshall Karp. A trademark Patterson crime mystery - packed with action, fascinating characters, thick plot. Look forward to the elite team’s return in NYPD RED 3.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools' Day Birding

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Drive

March 2014 will end up as the 4th coldest March in Central New York, since 1902.  March 2014 was the 5th straight month with an average temperature below normal.

So when I awoke this morning to see the ground not covered with snow, the outdoor temperature approaching the 30s, and not wanting Joan to pull a prank on me, the decision to go birding was a no-brainer.

My first stop was River Road where two eagles were perched in the trees at the point.

Went on to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. There along the entrance driveway were several ducks. The American Wigeons and Northern Shovelers stood out.

Parking next to the Visitors' Center viewed an Eastern bluebird perched on the railing and a Tree Swallow flitting over the roof. Spoke with Andrea who informed me that the wildlife drive was open.

Just pass Larue's Lagoon were several Red-winged Blackbirds,
a muskrat was digging a hole through the ice,
an American Crow and a gull were feasting on a fish,
and a Great Blue Heron was perched on a muskrat mound.

Continuing on the Wildlife Drive came upon two Gadwalls, two Tundra Swans, and two Canada Geese.

Leaving the Wildlife Drive took a quick trip over to May's Point. Near the observation deck on top of a bush was a song sparrow.

Heading home there on Rt. 90 just north of the village of Cayuga was a lone Snow Goose.
Another great day for birding.

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks in 2014

What's not to love about a challenge? Here is one, 2014 52 Books in 52 Weeks, that runs from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. The rules are simple.

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Freda's Voice 100+ Book Challenge 2014

The Philosopher Stone Reading List
January 2014 Reviews

February 2014 Reviews

March 2014 Reviews  

April 2014 Review

 Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
 - Mark Twain

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Week Fourteen - 38 To Go

Thriller. Harlan Coben is one of today’s best in this genre. If you only have time to read one book in 2014, make sure this is the one you read.