On the completely opposite end of the spectrum I listened to Andy Weir’s The Martian last weekend. This is not something that I’d normally gravitate to but this tale of an astronaut left behind on Mars and forced to survive was compelling and fascinating. There’s a movie based on the book coming out in fall and I assume that’s why the book, published in 2012, is having a revival. I haven’t been so riveted by a book in a long time.
I’m also reviewing a great new coffee table gardening book right now, but I’ll tell you about that soon once I’ve had a chance to really dig in. So far I love it.
In other places around the blogosphere:
|New House New Home photo|
Heather took a trip to the World Peace Rose Garden in Sacremento and it is gorgeous.
Remember those videos I worked on for Troy-Bilt? Here they are up.
Amend clay soil
Linda has finished her amazing driveway project. Who would have thought a driveway could be this interesting?
|I cut back the nepeta that lines the path for the second time this summer. It looks horrible now, but give it 10 days and there will be lovely little balls of new growth.|
Lynne is sharing a list of re-blooming perennials, using one of my favorite tricks. I’m on my second cutting of nepeta this summer and I may get it to bloom again!
Have a great weekend. I can’t believe it’s mid-August already. More savoring the summer on tap for me!
That book of letters sounds fascinating! I'm just about to place an order to Amazon and think I'll add it to the list.
And Sacramento was lovely. Thanks for sharing it with your readers!
Thanks for the book recommendation — another book I will have to add to my incredibly long list of books I want to read! -Beth
Thanks for the mention. I don't think we expected it to br that beautiful either. Trying to begin planting but too hot to do much before I collapse. I'm reading an annotated version of The Secret Garden and the latest Ken Druse.