We had scary weather earlier this week, but the sky has been blue ever since.
Cooler temps and a strong breeze has made for great kite flying weather too. With a tail like that (49 feet!), we all like to take a turn with it. Kevin is flying it in that shot, and every time I do it, I realize how unique and magical it is to connect with the sky like that. Feels just like reaching up and touch it. I highly recommend it. 🙂
Look what showed up in the mail yesterday! If you missed my last post, a bunch of us our reading Free Country in May. We’re starting on the 1st if you’d like to join us! I’ll be hosting a book club here and this is what I’m thinking:
Week #1: Chapters 1-4
Week #2: Chapters 5-9
Week #3: Chapters 10-14
Week #4: Chapters 15-19
In the book, they’re not actually called Chapters, they’re called Days, but you get the idea. Each week, I’ll start a conversation by asking questions and sharing thoughts about whatever section we’re reading. It’s going to be so fun to hear your commentary too!
That reminds me, I heard from the author, George Mahood, via direct message on Instagram. He saw my Insta-stories about our book club plans and said, “That’s very exciting! Looking forward to hearing what you all think. Be honest, I can take it!” 😀
How fun is that? Made me like the book a little more already. 😉
Hope you have a nice weekend and I look forward to catching up with you again next week!
PS- Here’s a link to “Steevenson’s” kite in case you’d like to try the same one: King Cobra Kite
I found the book in kindle unlimited – yaaaay!
That remarkable kite reminds me of a life episode when I was probably about five years old. My brother had not yet been born and I had not yet started school and my mother, who, I realize now, was still quite young, decided one March day to construct a kite for me out of a brown paper bag and a cotton string tail with rags tied on for weight. The wind was nicely up and she tried to get it airborne in the small pasture just west of the four-room house my Dad had just completed for us to live in, but it just kept nosediving into the ground. Since I don’t think I knew exactly what it was supposed to do at that age I wasn’t terribly disappointed and thought the effort was just great fun.
What a lovely memory. Thank you for sharing. Your writing is beautiful!
How can I get in on the book club? Purchased the book when you posted last!
same here. was wondering the same thing! :). downloading book on my kindle as we speak 🙂
Hey, I’m looking at “the cottage journal “ online and recognized your gallery wall immediately! It’s always been one of my favorites! Not sure if it’s layering or that awesome glass box you used.
Congrats on being featured !
Best wishes to all of you!
Thank you, Karlene! And would you believe that’s not actually a glass box? Nope! Just metal! Such a fun way to display little treasures from season to season!
My father made us kites from newspapers when we were kids. He was great at it and would help us get those kites up. My sister Sue was an amazing.kite flyer. Me, well, at least they didn’t fall into the ! highway. Lol fun times. What a great way to make memories.
How funny! I just finished that book yesterday. I did a lot of laughing which is good for the soul in these dark times. Can’t wait to see what you think.
Just got the book! I’m ready!
Yay! I’m so glad you can join us, Laura! 😀
Got my book yesterday and already on Day 4. Already such an enjoyable book.