About the book I finished. I read a mention of author Louise Penny and have since then been devouring her mysteries. The hero is Superintendent Armand Gamache who has thoughtful brown eyes and non of the brashness usually associated with crime solvers. Set in Quebec, the stories are peopled with a variety of characters who develop throughout the series. Ms Penny also scatters poetry within the stories but not too much and very well written. She doesn't write it herself, and in the fourth book she tells who the poets are that she is quoting. The poetry is good enough that I will be looking for their books, too.
Here is Bella after her recent haircut. The poodle has come out. She was so knotty and matted that the groomer had to trim her rather closely. Without all the usual hair hanging in her eyes she is seeing the world anew!
Here in Cleveland we have some of the most industrious spiders I have ever seen. The webs don't radiate from a central point but are almost knit. There are often two layers and they are so dense that they look like fabric - something like chiffon or silk organdy. AND, they are everywhere .If you tear all the webs down one day they are back the next. The front and back porches have loads of them and one spider even had the nerve to send a silk strand down to my paint brush! While I was at the table (but not using that brush)!! Nervy girl. I have walked through so many of those things that I am almost resigned to it. Now that's sad.
Something else kinda sad. About two weeks before Jackson left us I ordered raised dog beds for both dogs. They were delivered yesterday. I hope that Bella will use hers and we will find someone else to use the other one.
All is well and all is well