Friday, September 5, 2014

Sights from the week

1. feathers - many through the week in my path, even in a drawer. Today ,  I found beautifully patterned ones  on a walk around a lake. Ducks and geese. There is a heron who was there last week.  I would love to find one of his feathers. He seems to be a guy as he stood by the edge with ducks around him. Not afraid and scoping out the territory. 

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all ...
 ( Emily Dickinson)

2. leaves - they seem to be turning and falling. I collected them on a walk and stuffed
them in my pocket. 

THE LEAVES, like women, interchange
  Sagacious confidence;
Somewhat of nods, and somewhat of
  Portentous inference,
              ( Emily Dickinson)

3. books: a pile from the library sale shelves and the most thrilling are these three:

 Tree Book by Julia Ellen Rogers. ( look up her name and find her books online at Project Gutenberg) I found this edition and below is another edition

Wild Flowers by Neltje Blanchan
 I found this copy  and this is not my photo. Her books are beautifully illustrated and online also.  Below is another edition

Those were 3.00 each. I had found a Kate Seredy book in the children's room and almost screamed with joy : 20 cents.  
I have collected her books for two decades and think I have already have this book and no dust jacket:

Last night the book I am almost finished with GLOWED in the dark. Glowed a bookstore.!


melissa said...

Mr Penumbra is good! Treasures here. Congrats. :)

Bonnie said...

look them up online .... they are beautiful and READ them to your youngest kids.

Bonnie said...

I am almost finised with Mr Penumbra! So wild last night when I carried the book into my bedroom and it lit up! Yes, I keep talking about Mr Penumbra!