Friday is the boys’ last day of summer. They start school early Monday morning; Huck is entering second grade and Tom is entering fifth. Here are a few things we’ve observed in these waning days of summer.
It may be beautiful, but I have never seen such a big dragonfly. What is it doing in my yard? Out here in the suburbs we have a few insects, but nothing so big as this, and nothing so big that the beat of its wings makes the foliage hum, as it did when I was in Wyoming. This dragonfly is the size of a hummingbird. It’s huge.
Many thanks to all who left comments on my blog or via email regarding yesterday’s post about bookshops and blogs and bibliophilic fellowship. One very kind reader remarked, “Reading your blog is like visiting over a muffin and tea.” Funnily enough, I am often drinking a cup of tea (from my favorite book mug) when I write! So, it’s like visiting over a muffin and tea for me, too. When I first started bookselling and the blog, I felt like I had very few friends who were as interested in books as I am. This blog has helped me find other likeminded booklovers, and for that, I am especially grateful.
Enjoy the weekend. See you in the stacks!