Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part. As I type this, the thermometer reads that it is a cooler temperature outside as it is inside: 65F. Fall MUST be on its way.
I've cast on a new project AND I'm actually taking time to work on it. What a concept. I have given myself the deadline of my birthday - October 3 - to get it done so I can wear it when we go on my birthday adventure. I also snagged a Dottie Angel Frock pattern this past week that I am beyond excited about. I have had three yards of fabric set aside for a "play dress" for over two years. It just sort of came together that the frock fabric matches my stash yarn - happy birthday to me!
On the reading front, Julian has been devouring Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey books. In the past month he has made it through six of them. They've got the best characters and lots of wit, but I struggle to read them because there is so much colloquial conversation. I'd like to get them on audio and catch up with him soon.
I am currently reading Summer World by Bernd Heinrich. It is completely fascinating to me and I have no idea why. Well, I know why - it is a nature book written by a naturalist. But it is also a science book written by a scientist. I am a third of the way through the book and there are parts of it that make me want to slam it shut and shudder (learning about mud dauber wasps paralyzing their prey before caching them in their mud nests and laying parasitic eggs in them) and other parts that keep me spell bound (his observations regarding the leafing out of the trees in spring). The book is written with an easy tone, as sort of "you wouldn't believe what I found on my morning walk" but with such scientific detail that I am learning so much.
Last but not least, if you're looking for a new book - you should read this essay and then read some Noel Perrin.
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