Mail call! This area near a lake, has all their boxes in a row. I think all the lake cottages folk have to come up to collect their mail. Since most of them are only living there in the summer months, it seems like a nice walk to collect the mail. We also have a mail boat you may have heard about. The Mail for the big Mansions on Lake Geneva gets delivered by a boat runner. The tourist boat goes around the lake and kids who have tried out to be runners, hop off to the dock, deliver the mail and have to run back to the boat because it doesn’t stop. I think the show SUNDAY MORNING did a segment on this tradition.
Far far away in the evening sky, this patriotic Hot air balloon was enjoying the calm. This was the best shot I could get with my zoom , miles away. I love all the barns and farmland here. Some nights we just hop in the truck and drive around enjoying the vast open skies and the country landscape.
I have no knitting to show because I’m blocking the shawl right now. I did purchase totally different yarn for my next shawl. Casting on this morning. I purchased Queensland Cairns in a greens and purples colorway. My plan is to knit the Sweetie Shawl which is also on the bias.
Finally, my personal thoughts/ book review on Zoo Story, by Thomas French. Overall I’d recommend it. I enjoyed reading about the animals and their lives in Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The book is very well written in my opinion.
Thomas French, a pulitzer prize winning journalist is the author. He spins a story of captive animals and their lives in the zoo environment. He also spins the stories of the animal keepers, vets and the Executive Director. Much of the end of the book concentrates on the political and ethical challenges that revolve around the leader of the zoo, Lex. His ego and his ‘living in his own reality’ to quote a politician, lead to his downfall at the Lowry Zoo.
It is a challenging book that made me think quite a bit about our place and our duties on this planet we share with God’s animal creatures. IF you need a nonfiction book for BINGO, I’d recommend it.