If we were having coffee/tea, I would invite you inside and let you to head for the patio where there is a selection of drinks and treats. The weather is about the samea cool breeze in the mornings and hot days. The western part of the United States is on fire. Every day a new area is burning.Right now the air is clear of smoke in the Boise Valley.

If we were have coffee/tea, I would tell Arrowrock Dam at 101 years has received recognition for Engineer attfects. Many of the methods used are still in used today. The dam is still strong and used today. It ws the first dam on the river. Before it was built, Boise flooded every spring. It harness the snowpack for irrigation in the valley. During World War Two, it was closely guarded. At one time the elk were feed nearby and all visitors were taken there to watch the deer a d elk feed. The only picture I have of it was taken before the dam was built.


If we were having coffee/tea, I would tell that this been a busy week. Wednesday was grocery shopping day. I found a. Umber of new items that are GF, CORN DOGS is a surprise. The best are Lean Cusine. They offer about 10 GF items. I also stock up on frozen fruit. I like it very much to eat when it has thawed Β some. Thursday was a walker repair clinc by Norco. Wednesday and Thursday the parking lot was resurfaced. Friday Alita and myself walked around the area getting pictures of flowers.


If we were having coffee/tea, I would tell you that I have been on a reading craze. I am caught up on my ARC and have been reading some books that have been on my list for too long. I have found a dog series that I like so well I have read 3 of the five books in the series.

August 30

A STORY TO KILL by Lynn Cahoon




September 1

THE QUESTION OF THE FELONIOUS by E. J. Cooperman/ Jeff Cohen

PLAY DEAD by Leslie O’Kane

RUFF WAY TO GO by Leslie O’Kane

GAVE THE DOG A BONE by Leslie O’ Kane

CAT IN A CRIMSON HAZE by Carol Nelson Douglas


Please join us at

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Oddments

About bettylouise31 Member of Netgalley. Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for 60 years and we have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or another source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+. I have no Facebook or Twitter accounts. Thanks for reading my blog.
This entry was posted in Coffee sharing. Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to COFFEE/TEA SHARE AUGUST 27, 2016

  1. bmary8222 says:

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Nancy says:

    The information about the damn was very interesting. Engineers are really amazing! Hope the fires out west die down soon. Enjoy your week!

  3. DailyMusings says:

    So interesting and that hawk is a beauty!

  4. Lovely pictures of the flowers again. Thanks for sharing those. Nice history about the dam, too.
    I read a dog book by Garth Stein : “The Art of Racing in the Rain” – this one tells the story of a car racer through dog’s voice. Since then I could not find any books with dog characters. Thanks for listing those, I hope I can find them here.

    • You should find these on Amazon kindle as I just brought them. Full reviews on Tuesday. Type in dogs in my search window and you should find a number. Laurien Bergeron has a number they are excellent. David Rosenfeld has another, they are really more thriller than dog stories. Spenser Quinn has one that is told from a dog’s point of view.

    • The dam has been so much of my life, I would would miss it. They say it ever broke the whole Boise Valley would be under water, the reason it was and still guarded. During the war, the valley produced a lot of food for the army.

  5. Joanna Lynn says:

    Glad you’ve found some good gluten free products. My friend can’t do gluten either and it was tough for her for awhile until she found some really good offerings and recipes. She now quite enjoys her gluten free lifestyle and feels much better.

    I love the pictures you post. Do you take them yourself?

  6. Joanna Lynn says:

    Am I reading correctly that you read theFfrom Belgium with Love and Waffles blog? If so, that is my niece who writes it. Do you know them? If I’m reading that wrong, sorry. Just same I’m crazy and we’ll pretend I never asked.

    • I Remember the blog and not much else. I check ever new party that leaves a like or comment on my blog and tried to read a blog from them. Preferably their about. I leave comment or like.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s