Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cayuga College Nature Trail

Sign at the Trail Entrance

Decided to visit the Cayuga College Trail to see if there were any dragonflies around. Was not disappointed.
Damselfly - Aurora Damsel
Dragonfly - Blue Dasher
Dragonfly - Common Whitetail
 Dragonflys  - Common Whitetail & Emerald Spreadingwing

Also viewed several birds.
American Robin
Song Sparrow (First Pond)
Red-wing Blackbird (Second Pond)
Gray Catbird

As usual there were deer on the trail.
Feeding near the Second Pond.
 
Always a great day for visiting this trail.

Previous walks on the Cayuga College Trail:

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Week Twenty-Six - 28 To Go

What a great storybook to read aloud to a child. Beautiful art (amazing illustrations), great storyline and charming writing make for a winner.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Story Walk 2016 - The Snatchabook

The Story Walk features pages from a picture book placed on stakes along the walkway of Hoopes Park.
 
This summer's first book:

The Snatchabook
by Helen Docherty (Author), Thomas Docherty (Illustrator)


2015 Story Walks:
 
2014 Story Walks:

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Week Twenty-Five - 27 To Go

No badge, no problem. Lucas Davenport is back doing what he does best - investigating.  A clever assassination scheme plus a job offer at the end, will keep the reader on point.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Week Twenty-Four - 28 To Go

This is the second book in David Baldacci’s Amos Decker series.  While Amos’ unique mental condition makes for a complicated plot (racism, a father-son relationship and capital punishment), some readers may be put off by the slow pace of this action thriller. Wonder if the Mars-Decker relationship will reappear in a future Baldacci work.

Week Twenty-Three - 29 To Go

Barbara Parker is a terrific storyteller. This legal thriller is proof. While the first half tends to be repetitive and the legalese is at times overwhelming, the second half is well paced and believable. Plus, Gail and Anthony’s tempestuous relationship takes a turn towards understanding. Parker uses this novel to point out that the criminal justice system is flawed and to show that when the police and the courts make mistakes that they rarely admit them.