Welcome, come inside, it is already warm outside and will reach over 100°Fahrenheit today. This has been the case all week but it is normal for this time of year. Until irrigation the humidity was low. Except for the Boise Valley, the area was part of the sagebrush steppe. Now it is an accumulation of small and a mixture of farm land. In the first picture note Robert with Kato on his leash. This vacant lot was Kato’s favorite place.

Select your choice of a cold drink or not coffee or tea. Let’s go out on the patio were we can set in the shade and watch the activity in the parking area. Yesterday, a pair of quail and seven chicks were seen.


If we were having coffee/tea, I would Welcome back Diane and give Emily a big Thank You for hosting Coffee Share. My week was quiet and  I did catch up on some reading. My conference about caregivers went alright. I agree to try again. All I will say Medicare rules are crazy. I have a couple of collapse vertebra in my back. Other parts of my body are deteriorating. My mind is okay, I am not as fast I was. I turned 86 last week. Robert will be he same age the last of September.

We went out to eat yesterday at Applebee. I had want a steak but they had marinated all there need with a sauce that has gluten so I settle for a delicious chicken and shrimp meal. We stopped at Fred Meyers and I purchased a white orchid. It has a lot of buds so it should last a long time.


DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS FOR ECLIPSE? It seems the central part of Idaho will have total eclipse. Weekly we are getting up dates on it. The data where totality is expected is in the rural section enter by two lanes roads. The authorities are expecting one million visitors. Even on  normal weekends the roads are closed by any traffic tried-up. They suggest having food and water for 72 hours with you. Don’t park anywhere, make sure you have permission to park, if not you might be arrested for trespassing. I am not sure what Boise will have. My College is hosting a special view in Hailey. I remember the last eclipse of the sun. I never thought I would be alive to see this one. Emily have good view in North Carolina.



I am behind in my Goodreads challenge, about 6 or 7. I usually read a book a day but lately just a portion.

Pages, I have discovered a use for them. There are 3 pages published. You will find them just under my main  pictures of books. My July, August and September Reading Lists. The Date listed is wthe day of publication. I will be adding other books. Books are added the day I accepted a book which will vary. This will help me from trying to read every book out there. I read mostly mysteries without graphic volience and sex. I will mention any of these I find, along with foul language.

Books being released July 14 are the following:


GIVE UP THE GHOST by Juliet Blackwell


KEEPER OF THE CASTLE by Juliet Blackwell

BRAIN STORM by Elaine Viets



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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.
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14 Responses to COFFEE/TEA SHARE JULY 8, 2017

  1. Tara says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope this year finds you feeling good and happy!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! And what beautiful pictures. Love the white orchid.

  3. Kathleen Howell says:

    Hope you had a great birthday! The orchid is beautiful! We live nowhere near the eclipse area so I’ll look forward to the media coverage, photos, etc. One million! Wow.. Have a great week!

  4. trentpmcd says:

    Hope you stay cool in that heat!

  5. amiewrites74 says:

    Happy birthday! The orchid is beautiful. I am in Missouri and we are in the path of totality – we will have over 2 minutes of totality. Our town has planned a four day festival and we are also expecting a lot of visitors.

  6. DailyMusings says:

    Happy Birthday! That Orchid is a beauty! I didn’t even know there is going to be an eclipse! Thanks for all your beautiful pictures.

  7. lghiggins says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m glad you were able to go out for a nice meal (even if it wasn’t steak), and get the lovely orchid. I think I don’t like white flowers because I like colorful things, but then when I see them, like your orchid or the petunias I planted this summer, I think they are beautiful.

  8. bmary8222 says:

    Thanks for sharing your post. I always enjoy these.

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