Sunday, May 29, 2016

Week Twenty-Two - 30 To Go

Stone Barrington with his unlimited money and his personal jet provides Stuart Woods with a character that can do the same thing over and over again with aplomb.

Week Twenty-One - 31 To Go

Not the best of the Lincoln Rhyme series, but the primary characters are familiar and the reference to remotely controlled processors is topical.

The Essex Community Church

Essex NY

More interpretations at InSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Birding - Huckleberry Swamp

Rose early this morning to go birding with the Eaton Birding Society at Huckleberry Swamp.

List of the birds we saw or heard:
Canada Geese
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Red-shouldered Hawk
Virginia Rail
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Doweny Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher - seen by Leona L.
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Sacrler Tanger
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-wing Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
American Gooldfinch
Yellow-throated Vireo - seen by Steve B.

Nest of  Great Crested Flycatcher:

On the way home came upon an Osprey.

Another great for birding.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Week Twenty - 32 To Go

A slowwww going. Where have Patterson and Paetro hid Lindsay Boxer’s other Women’s Murder Club members? What’s with the ending?

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Week Nineteen - 33 To Go

In the “cozy-historical” setting of 12th century England and Wales, Ellis Peters (a pseudonym) introduces her Welsh detective monk, Brother Cadfael. Peters understands the period and renders the setting well, but her lovely writing is obscured by too much verbiage. Thus, creating a story that moves at a snail’s pace. Dedicated mystery readers might find this laborious.

Congregational Church

Savannah NY

More interpretations at InSPIREd Sunday.