Thursday, October 20, 2022

A Week to Recharge Weekly Link Round-Up


It's been a rather unremarkable week here-- something we all need from time to time. The weather has cooled off down into the 80s, which is my perfect range if I'm not able to sit in the pool and read. The City of Phoenix tree trimmers have finally made a long overdue appearance here, and they've got their hands full cutting all the tree limbs away from the power lines. 
Only one feral cat shows any interest in where I leave JR the raccoon his treats, but the feline has yet to make any attempt to try to get them for himself. I hope it stays that way. 
We had a nice long, soaking rain here last weekend, and I got to do something very rare: stretch out on the daybed with a good book to read and watch water fall from the sky.
Having received a little windfall in the mail recently, I'm torn. Takeaway? Hummingbird nectar? Or... treats for JR? I think JR might win this round, thanks to the windfall giver. 
Before I sign off to return to Bruno in the south of France, I'll leave you with another photo I took at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the links!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Book Banning & Censorship◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
►The Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►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.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. I'm really happy for you that you had a bit of a lull this week, Cathy. Sometimes you really do need to recharge! Thanks for that lovely photo - what a place that Botanical Garden must be. Now, while you go back to France, I'm heading to that ship!

  2. Cooler weather, rain and a good book? Sounds like heaven! Have a great weekend, Cathy. :D

  3. Thanks as always for a very interesting roundup. The story about Montgomery County book banners caught my eye since I actually live in Montgomery County. We've lived here many years and it has always been rather hostile territory for us. And still we persist.

  4. I'd love the chance to lie reading while the rain falls - I really have to speak to my scheduler about that :)

    Say Bonjour to Bruno for me!

    1. Bruno was heading toward his kitchen but he did say bonjour!

  5. A quiet week is so nice now and again. And a opportunity read a book while listening to the rain is so relaxing. Enjoy your time with Bruno!

  6. Wow you really got rain last weekend?! Nice. Isn't all that book banning awful? what a waste.

  7. Students, librarians, parents, teachers are opposing book banning. Everyone should read the banned books.


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