#WWW WEDNESDAYS – NOVEMBER 14, 2018

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Today, I am taking part in #WWW WEDNESDAY hosted by

https://samannelizabeth.wordpress.com
The three W’s are 

WHAT AM I READING? 


WHAT DID I JUST FINISHED READING?

WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?


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#FLOWER OF THE DAY – Syringa aka Mock Orange

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https://ceenphotography.com/2018/11/13/fotd-november-14-2018-decorative-cabbage/


IDAHO STATE FLOWER

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DEATH AND DAISIES by Amanda Flower

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The second book of the Magical Garden series continues in the vein as the first one. This one did not disappoint.
Fiona has been joined in Scotland by her sister, Isla and Fiona is opening a Flower shop in the town. On opening day the parish minister Quaid MacCullen is found dead on the seacoast. As he made it very clear he didn't like Fiona, she is a suspect in his death. She began to seek an answer for his death. Isla's antics add humor and much to the story.
Fiona's Scottish Fold cat, Ivanhoe has a part as he becomes a shop cat. Fiona's life is not going as well as the residents of the town seem to be avoiding her flower store. What will happen? I highly recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: Many thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
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#A BIRDER’S GUIDE TO MURDER by J. R. Ripley

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The 8th installment of the Bird Lover Series finds Amy and friends in Philadelphia at the American Birding Expo. There is not much birding information but what is there is factual.

Esther hesitates to go as her past comes into play. The first day she argues with a birding expert,   and later disappear. When Amy located Esther she finds her with the dead body and Esther grabs an osprey's feather. The twists and turns that occur will keep you glued to the pages. Esther becomes a person of interest as her past slowly is revealed. Is Esther a spy? What does term osprey mean? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Many thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
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#MURDER AT HARBOR VILLAGE by G.P.Gardner

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A new author for me and the first in a new series. Cleo Mack has taken early retirement and moved to in Fairhope, Alabama. The town is friendly as most are newcomers. There is a retirement village called Harbor Village. Cleo excepted a part-time position in the area as activity director. 
While moving into an apartment Cleo learns that her ex-husband is the CEO of the corporation who owns the community. His current wife, Lee is the director. Cleo hadn't met or talk to him in over 20 years. He is the father of her daughter and delightful grandson. She adopt s a cat that was left by a previous renter and spends a lot of time looking for its names. A neighbor has a dog. The dislike director, Lee is found in the Village pool. It is determined later that she was murdered.  
Cleo is named acting director and she is not given any directions of how to run the department. Her first step is to become familiar with the community and she began to find something wrong but must spend the time to look It for the problem. What is her cat's name? How do the dos play into the tale? One of the employees has a litter of kittens and Cleo okays bringing the cats to the assist living building where they are a big hit. What is wrong at the Village? I highly recommend the book.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Lyrical Underground through NetGalley for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
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#IN PEPPERMINT PERIL by Joy Avon

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It is Christmas time in Heart's Harbor, Maine and Callie Aspen, the protagonist has returned to childhood home for holidays. This is the first book in a new series A Tea Book Mystery and A new author for me. The story grabbed my attention from the first page and didn't let go until I finished.
Her Great-aunt has Callie take the cake and other supplies to Haywood Hall for tea party given by Dorothy Finster who plans to read her new will. All invited want or need the money every one believes that she had. The party did not go very well as several persons had the end agenda. A body is found in Conservatory. A plan for a surprise engagement goes wrong. A piece of jewelry goes missing. Callie becomes involved with the homicide detective and his two nephews. Callie finds trouble wherever she went and managed to straighten every event to the point I started to dislike her. I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: Many thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own. 
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#FLOWER OF THE DAY – Penstemon parryi

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https://ceenphotography.com/2018/11/12/fotd-november-13-2018-roses/comment-page-1/#comment-185437


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#FLOWER OF THE DAY – Violets

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https://ceenphotography.com/2018/11/11/fotd-november-12-2018-day-lily/


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#SUNDAY SKILLS ON THE ROAD

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On the road toward the Nature Conservatory 1000 Springs (now a star park) Preserve and Idaho Power plant. We spent so time there.

We rented this trailer for a trip to California. This stopped is in Nevada and had some unique plants, we usually stopped there.

We were using a trailer as our last tent camping we selected a lovely meadow to set up camp. Unknown too us it was a major trail for the animals. One of the dogs was heat coyote will,bred a female dog but kill a male. The coyote came right to the tent. Both dogs were silent. I prayed that they wouldn’t come the tent. Later I learned my husband had his gun out. I said I want something better that tent between me and the wild animals. We than brought different RD over the years.

We retired in 1995 an spent a few days in the Tucannon region in Washington state. We had two dogs with us not shown. The Brittany belong to a good friend. The motorhome was ours.


This was a favorite site for us. The tree Kato taught himself to climb. I had heart failure when I saw up in the tree. He was sure proud of himself.


Kato in the tree. The yellow badge was his home away tag. He was about Six/seven month old at this time. He joined us at 4 months and spent the first six years of his life with us.


We were on the Washington coast. The Pacific Ocean was about 2_blocks away. Kato was about 5 months old and he refused to go any farther. One time we picked him up and walk to the Ocean. He didn’t like Ocean at all. The waves strong and the sound was deadly. He was probably smelling another cat.


This was on the Oregon Coast. The next picture shows,the area.


The next two, show Kato inside the motorhome

Once he satisfied with an object, he forgot it. The printer fascinated him.


Washington state near Steven Pass. We were camp hosts there one summer.


A view we saw in the East side of California. I don’t remember the name of the creek.

We spent the winters in the Southwest and the summers on the Camas Prairie in Idaho. Health reason is why we stopped.

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FLOWER OF THE DAY – Zinna

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https://ceenphotography.com/2018/11/10/fotd-november-11-2018-holly-berries/


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