Little glimpses of nature in my corner of the world, inspired by Edith Holden.
One might get the impression from these photos that spring arrived this month. If only. We have shovelled our front walk every single morning for a week. We did have a reprieve earlier in the month when we saw some blue in the sky to relieve us of the incessant grey, and we did enjoy some chinooks that melted almost all the accumulated snow.
|That's my great-grandmother in the white.|
I finally read Lynn Coady this month (Saints of Big Harbour) and immediately got my hands on Hellgoing (most recent Giller winner) and Strange Heaven (her first novel). I like her writing a lot, and having grown up in small town Nova Scotia I felt a real connection to the setting.
One of the parts of parenting I enjoy is keeping current with what my daughters are reading, what they are discovering on their own, and having them recommend their favourites to me so we can discuss them. Elizabeth is just dipping in to the YA-type books and I'm having a bit of trouble keeping up! I made it through 2/3 of the Veronica Roth Divergent trilogy in time to see the movie with her. While I cannot admit to enjoying the writing (each 500 page book could easily have been pruned down to 150 pages, and read like the first draft of a screenplay), the themes have served for terrific discussions. She just finished The Fault in Our Stars, and is starting The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Such great catalyst for discussion!
Happy April everyone!