Good Sunday Salon to you! I seemed to have skipped a week, what with holiday picnics and all. Today I will be on the beach for another super low tide. This is a wonderful time to find many of the animals that live in the mid to low intertidal zone and talk about the importance of the near shore for the health of Puget Sound and all the creatures that share this lovely body of water.
This is an Orca (Orcinus orca – known more commonly as a Killer Whale) spy-hopping. We have three, yes THREE, resident pods that travel our waters. I belong to a group called Orca Network. People call in sightings and upload pictures which are sent out in an email most days. This photo was taken by one of the members. Fabulous, isn’t it? I am so lucky living in a place where people see these animals every day. I feel blessed knowing they are out there.
Books, oh yes, reading. This summer seems to be a time for lots of literary escapism. Along with my challenge books, I have been devouring mysteries. These are books I love but do not review. I’m enjoying our finally sunny days with books that entertain, not feeling the need to write something intelligent about them! What have I read?
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, the third book in the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. I’m sorry this is the last book, even though I feel it could have used some editing. Lizbeth Saunders is a character I would love to meet again.
Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason, an Icelandic author whose series of mysteries is one of my favorites among the crowd from northern Europe.
I have just started Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros, a book suggested by Claire at kiss a cloud. I’m loving it and am bringing it to the beach, for when the tide comes in. What are you reading today? What are your reading plans for the week?