Sunday Trees โ€“ 297


Seasons of the this tree. I have been able to find it name but lines the street in front of the building.







A flock of robins every year in the winter and spend around a week feeding on the berries. Leaving the trees bare for a new crop each year.

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If we were having Coffee/tea, I would tell you to come inside and select your drink from the hot or cold drinks here. I didn’t have time to bake a great as this has been a very stress week. Let us go set on the patio and we can exchange stories with everyone. The weather remains in the 90sยฐ Fahrenheit. There has been done wind but no storms. The rash on my arms is acting up again. So far the medicine is helping it. I have been reading a lot from my TBR pile and new favorites are being released.



The are is gearing up for this event, August 21. As Idaho is one of the areas that will experience experience totality, expecting around 500, 000. Nineteen counties will experience it. Ok hotel, motels, campgrounds and lots have been book for over a year. It will enter the United States on the Oregon Coast and move Easy leaving the county on the South Carolina south coast. It will enter Idaho at Weiser and I reach Boise around 11:20 AM MST. It won’t be a total eclipse here. The libraries will have free viewing glasses and we hope to get them. Traffic will be bad as he way for totality is by 2 lane highways which are often clog up. ย Have plenty of gas, food and water. This is the middle of the fire season so be prepared.




COLLAREDย by David Rosenfelt


THE STALKING GROUNDSย by Margaret Misushima

FIRE AND ASHESย by Elaine Viets

A TOAST TO MURDERย by Allyson K. Abbott


THE STEPCHILDย by Joanne Fluke


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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow

Tuesday Photo Challenge-Yellow


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Flower of the Day – July 19, 2017 – Bearded Iris






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Maggie McDonnell has a meeting with Stephen to began the organize his and Jason’s home for the remodel. Jason is away leading his team of first responders in Texas due to tornadoes and flooding. Maggie is surprised that Stephen has missed the appointment. However, she starts putting Belle in the backyard. Suddenly, Belle is upset and Maggie sees Munchkin, Stephen bull mastiff limping home. She takes to their vet. Munchkin has been in a fight. She begins to look for Stephen. Paolo calls her and wants to meet her at once. He tells Maggie that Stephen is in jail as he was found wandering in a Chinese restaurant and the owner dead in the refrigerator unit. Stephen had been in a fight. Stephen wants to see her and he begs her not to tell Jason as he wants to protect a young male who birth certificate was not issued at his birth. As Maggie examines the situation she learns about the homeless problem, being Hispanic and no birth certificate and frighten and scare small store owners. Her son is threatened at his school. She can’t tell Jason about Stephen’s plight. Maggie must tread slowly if she manages to get Stephen out of jail before he is charged with the murder. Organizations tips are included at the beginning of each chapter. I highly recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own

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ROOM FOR DOUBT By Nancy Cole Silverman


Carol Child, a radio reporter is upset when she is called away from her son’s 16th birthday to cover the death of a man hanging from the Hollywood sign. At the scene, she found it hard to believe the man’s death was a suicide as the police said. Carol has been given a radio talk show. She needs a gimmick for her show and selected to talk about woman’s relationship with me. The first show closed from a woman’s call saying sometimes it is necessary to stop a stalker by removing him. At this point, the story takes enough twists and turns as the subject is discussed. Carol works with a private investigator to find the woman and to discover if there is a cover-up by the Police. The ending will surprise you and leaves the question unanswered. I highly recommend this book and series.

I received a free copy from Henery Press through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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Jill Gardiner and her boyfriend Greg have moved in together and are adjusting to joint habitation. Greg’s high school friends invite them to the bachelor party for Levi Walters. The party is held at the Castle in South Cove. The first-night champagne flow like water. The next morning Levi is from dead in the pool. Since Greg knew the victim the neighboring police department is called in to investigate the case. Greg gives Jill the green-light to examine the crime. The ending ends with a cliff hanger. I high!y recommend the book and series.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Lyrical Underground through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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THE KILLING TRAIL By Margaret Mizushima


A first class police procedure featuring a K- 9 dog. Drugs are making a headway into the small town of Timber Creek, Colorado. Money was raised to add a K-9 dog to the police. A contest of physical strength among the focus to see who would be his handler. Mattie Cobb is nervous as this is Kobo, the German shepherd she trained for 14 weeks the first case. A large pool of blood found in a hunting cabin. Much to her dismay, Kobo wants to go off the grid. Mattie follows Kobo and he finds another dog, Belle. It was all Mattie could do to prevent a dog fight. When she gets control again, she finds Belle has dug up the body of a dead girl and was protecting her. The focus now was to identify the girl. Mattie meets the local veterinarian and his family. The details of the veterinarian treatment of the dog are fascinating and detailed. The dog was being used as a ‘mule’ to transport drugs.
The characters are developing in depth, descriptions accurate and the trading and how a K-9 works are fantastic. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

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The story covers welfare fraud and youth problems. There are enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages. This is the fourth book and I have two more to read in the series.
Mel is doing volunteer work by leading a group of unskilled workers to exhibit a handicapped home. Nearby is a large home that Mel sees movements in the window. She learns that house is unoccupied and a murder occurred.The House is known as The MURDER House. While cleaning out the shed on the property, a body is found. Mel’s curiosity leads her to explore what happened at the house. Mel’s sister arrived for a visit and Mel eventually learns that sister’s life has not easy. Annette Crawford becomes a friend in this book and asked for Mel’s help with spirit issues. I highly recommend the book and series.

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SEW DEADLY By Elizabeth Lynn Casey


A delightful fun read with some romance and a couple minor mysteries.Victoria Sinclair moved to Sweet Briar South Carolina to take the head librarian position. She bought a house there. Tori, as she prefers to be known, is invited to join a sewing circle. She has much to learn about living in the south. At the library, she meets the third-grade teacher and his students. One a shy girl named Lulu becomes a friend. Things she needs keep disappearing and make it difficult to function. The light over her door is one of them. A leading belle of the town has decided the third-grade teacher will be her husband. When she is found dead behind the library Tori is the only suspect. Will Tori find answers before she arrested? I enjoyed the book and plan on reading the rest of the series. I recommend the book.

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