Hello bookish friends! May I be the first to wish you Happy September and Happy Labor Day Weekend (if you are in the US). Also, happy fall? Well, temps are still in the 90's for us and will be for quite a while. However, at least we seem to be done with the 'over 100's' time period...maybe.
We have had a very busy summer. Travels to New Mexico and lots of golf stuff for my husband. We spent a nice few days in early August in Kerrville, which is about 2 hours from our home. A golf tournament was involved for him and I did some early morning walking. It was still warm, but not as warm as it became later in the day. Kerrville is definitely in the Texas Hill Country and is a very nice town. They have a wonderful library, which I finally got to visit, and I also spent some quality (as in buying a few books) time in a couple of local bookstores. It was lovely. I met the director of the library and spent a few minutes chatting with her about library stuff - whether they had a mystery book group and if they were always in need of volunteers (answer was YES!). My husband and I have considered and continue to think about possibly moving to Kerrville after he retires, but that's several years in the future. It was nice to take a look at the library. I suspect that library volunteering will be in my life always, wherever I live.
After Kerrville, we moved on to Ruidoso, New Mexico, one of our favorite places. We spent a couple of weeks there and, yes, a golf tournament was involved. Plus books. Always books, right? There are a number of antique-type stores in that area and each of them includes books. Always fun to see what might be lurking in the corners. I picked up several and may do a 'show and tell' in a later post.
I'll be back in a bit to do my fall post for RIP 14 - Readers Imbibing Peril 14. So, the answer to Robin's query on my previous post about whether I would be joining in is YES! Thanks for reminding me, Robin.
I'm going to leave you with some wild horse pictures that we took in New Mexico. There are wild horses in that mountain area and signs abound regarding them. Sometimes you see them. Sometimes you don't. This year, they were frequent residents. Big horses, small horses, foals - just wandering a mountain neighborhood, between the houses, munching on the vegetation. In past years we've seen a bear, very large elk, not as large deer, raccoons, rabbits, and skunks. This seems to be the year of the horse. Enjoy!