Friday, September 14, 2018

The Summer Lingers Weekly Link Round-Up

Nothing much to report here at Casa Kittling. The summer lingers well into September here in the desert, and I'm soaking it up-- sitting out in the pool and reading as many books as I can. I've got all those recap posts to write about The Poisoned Pen Conference, but right now I'm finding the task rather daunting so I'm reading instead. Works for me even though some of you may be getting a bit impatient!

I thought you might like to see that the paddling of ducks out in the pool grew while I was banned from entering the water.

Meet Captain Quack and Ducknerys.

There are now eight ducks sharing the pool with me, and it's interesting to see how they "interact" with each other. I have two small solar fountains in the pool. Batduck and Piper Duck like to hang out by one of them. I figure the bat-suit is roasting so Batduck is merely trying to stay cool in our triple digit temperatures. On the other hand, I think the water constantly falling on Piper's head reminds him of his Scottish home. (Did I even show you Batduck and Piper Duck when they arrived???)

All righty then. I'm sitting here making up stories about rubber duckies. Time to mosey on out to the corral and take care of those links. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • The UK heatwave this summer triggered rare flamingos to lay eggs for the first time in fifteen years. (They don't like the normal climate either...)
  • Cancer is one worry elephants can feel free to forget.
  • A French theme park taught crows to pick up trash. (Now... can the crows teach us to pick it up?)
  • An alligator that survived World War II bombings is still alive and snapping.
  • Watch this tiny ant attempt to steal a precious diamond from inside a shop.
  • The sideways grave of Sideways the dog.

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend and read something fabulous!


  1. Love the ducks! Just finished The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis and loved it! Highly recommend her books.

    1. I was reading about that book just the other day!

  2. Oh, those ducks are fabulous! I love 'em, and I'm sure they're great company, Cathy. Now, it's off to Sheffield Castle...

  3. Haha, I am pretty sure you owe us some other duck pics!! A very hot weekend here in MN. Just read two new to me mysteries by Matt Goldman that take place right here!

    1. I always like to read books that are set here in Arizona, and I have to admit that it's because I want to see how well they know the territory. (Shame on me!)

      As for those other ducks, I'll have to see if I kept the photo I took of Batduck and Piper.


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