Friday, March 27, 2015

Potpourri



It must be spring.
How can I tell???
I walk out into my postage stamp back yard (Musashi's Garden).
It smells like orange blossoms.


Buddha


- My Satsuma, Clementine and Grapefruit trees are blooming!


Clementine Blossoms

- I love rain drops on blossoms.


- It's loud around here again. The guys working on the streets in the neighborhood have made it back to my street. I'm like a little kid! Sitting on the balcony watching them with their big machines tearing up more of the old street before they get to the oiling and then asphalt for the new surface.

- I've almost finished reading THE BOOK STOPS HERE, a Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle. It is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. Brooklyn Wainwright is a bookaholic. She is a bookbinder and knows her rare books. She has been asked to appear on t.v. show as a rare book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a first edition copy of THE SECRET GARDEN. A dead body can't be far behind when Brooklyn is around! 

- The weather has been nice. Coolish long enough in the morning (before the humidity gets to be too much) to walk up to the Village. I did a little shopping at Half-Price Books and then had breakfast.


Wishing YOU well and much joy!



Thanks Nancy for hosting Random 5 Friday.




13 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your book and the garden's heavenly scent!

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

How I love Orange Blossom! There isn't any around here but I often make the trip to town just to sit amongst it in a public garden space. So wonderful. Hmmm ..... more books to add to the long list of 'to be read, or re-read'. Enjoy! x

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I haven't read anything by Kate Carlisle, I'll have to check her out- thanks for the suggestion! Have a wonderful week, and I hope the street workers don't get too loud!

Nancy said...

Wish I could smell those blossoms! Happy Spring my friend. xo

Sarah Carletti said...

Oh I love the smell of citrus. Love the water drops on the leaves!

Dotti said...

I can't believe how much you have blooming in your garden! And I must check out the Bibliophile Mysteries.

Gattina said...

You are so lucky that some flowers came out ! Winter loves us this year !

Dorothy Borders said...

Oh boy, now you've given me another cozy mystery series to check out! My list continues to grow. So many books, too little time...

Ida said...

I bet those orange blossoms smell wonderful. I love spring and a good book. I think I may visit the library today.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Nice to see life in your garden, Snap! It's snowing right now and blustery cold - but it isn't sticking, I think the earth warmed up on those few nice days we had. Hopefully won't be long now - I have such garden plans this year! : - )

Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

Mascha said...

Wonderful pictures of your "asiatic garden"!
By the way: "The secret garden" is my favorite childrens book.
Have a nice weekend

Linda M. Carmean said...

It must smell like heaven in your back yard! I bought a small lemon tree last year and it is blooming now...such fragrance! The book sounds so interesting...if you are a real book lover, check out my book club blog (my Mom at Living Life on Main Street and I have it) Springtime in Magnolia by clicking on it on my sidebar. If you like what you see, ask Mom to join! So far it's been a lot of fun!

CatieAn said...

I can almost smell the fragrance while reading your blog and looking at the beautiful blossoms.