Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sun, Sun, Sun Here It Comes

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm posting a WIP flower for you. The sun was shining today in beautiful Las Vegas. In celebration, I had to start painting a sunflower.

We had a wonderful day today. I pruned the roses - a tad late, but I think it'll be ok. Jim weeded. We have 25 rose bushes, but I didn't have to prune all of them. Some of them were just planted last spring, so I won't trim them until next year.

I have found a wonderful author. Her name is Louise Penny. Jim and I went to the bookstore as our Valentine's Day present. I bought Still Life which is her first novel. I started reading it yesterday and I finished it today. I fell in love with her characters. I visited her blog. She seems to be just charming. If you're in the mood for a good mystery, check this book out. Tracey, I know you'll like it.

I also bought a biography of Alexander Hamilton. I'll let you know how I like it. (I may not get around to it right away. We made another trip to the bookstore and I bought another Louise Penny novel.)

Now that the sun is back, I'm anxious to see how our solar panels will do. I don't think we've gotten an accurate picture so far because of all the cloudy, rainy days we've had.

We're off tomorrow for Presidents' Day, so I'll finish the sunflower then.


Autumn Leaves said...

This sunflower is looking fabulous, Candy! It reminds me a bit of Van Gogh's work, too. When I read your title, immediately the Beach Boys tune of 'Fun, fun, fun, til her daddy took her T-Bird away!' came into my head. LOL I hope I remember that author's name. I'm ready to read again. It is my all time favorite thing to do and I have willfully been avoiding it because I will do nothing else once I pick up a book.

Candy said...

Thank you, Sherry! I'm the same way. If I pick up a good book, all I want to do is read. I read all kinds of stuff, but, lately,I've been reading mysteries and biographies.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that "daddy" came up again in AutumnLeaves' comment? All I'm saying...