Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Cruellest Month

By Louise Penny

 In between chapters of The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby, I'm reading The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny.
There is something comfortable about Three Pines even though they have more murders per capita than any major city.
I can almost imagine visiting the old Hadley house.
Or enjoying lunch at The Bistro, talking about books with Myrna.
The best, of course, would be watching Chief Inspector Gamache unravel the mystery.

Next, I plan to read my first Ann Cleaves, The Crow Trap .

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Room Full of Bones

Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Last week-end I finished The House at Sea's End,
the third Ruth Galloway Mystery.
Now I am looking forward to the fourth, A Room Full of Bones ,
to be released on February 14.
I wonder how long it will take for the books to be turned into a movie or television series.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

The House at Sea's End

Ruth Galloway Mystery

 I'm just about finish reading The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths.
This is the third Ruth Galloway Mystery.

It's odd how reading a book set in a country I've never visited is so comforting.
With the addition of the few photos on the author's site, it's easy to image the scenes.
With Google maps we can even get a street side view of nearby towns.

So it is next to impossible not to get lost in the story.


Photoshelter Update

No images will be showing for the next couple of hours.
Photoshelter is currently doing a major update.
They should be back in about an hour.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wild Turkeys

Post Update

 One more older post updated.

Wild Grey Turkeys is no longer offered on postcards.
At the moment, I'm offering only a print mounted on wood.
More options will be added soon.

Since last summer, there has been no visits from grey turkeys.
Two flocks still visit, but they are all brown.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mrs Pollock update

Links  and photo have been updated on the Mrs Pollock previous post.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dead Cold

Armand Gamache Mystery

 I've just finished the second Armand Gamache Mystery, Dead Cold by Louise Penny, and it's official.
I am a fan.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Winchester Cathedral Post


   From time to time, I check to see if any of the old posts are still being viewed.
I update and bring back images only as needed.

Winchester Cathedral English Rose

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Photography

Portfolio Updates

   For you that scroll down for more, there is a sneak peek to other parts of the site.
If you like garden photography, then I hope, you will come visit and explore my work.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Canadian Art Suppliers


Finally found a Canadian source for the Logan Art Deckle rulers, Currys.
I've ordered one this morning.

I will try it out on some natural fibre paper I found at Deserres.
The St Armand ph neutral Canal cotton paper looks and feels like a good start.

I also found sheets of handmade Nepalese and banana fibre papers.

Now if one of them would start selling the Logan embossing templates and
the freestyle v-Groover, I could expand my mat decorating skills.

Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries

Author: Louise Penny

 I am now reading the second Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery.
The stories are set in fictional Three Pines, Quebec by Canadian author, Louise Penny.
It took about a chapter to readjust to North American English interspersed with Quebec, French.

I enjoyed this mix with the Kathy Reichs  books.
Again, I selected the Canadian, UK version.

The first book, Still Life earned the author several awards.
No doubt she will win many more.

Now reading Dead Cold

Friday, January 6, 2012

Book Reviews

About Bad Reviews

Every day, I visit the Amazon website searching for more books and read reviews.
This morning I was surprised by the negative reviews for The Hypnotist
by the writing couple, Lars Kepler of Sweden.
I consider this book one of the best I've read last year.
I wonder if maybe they read the wrong edition.

I'm fluent in both French and English and once as an experiment, I read a short story by Stephen King translated into French.
I hated it.
Anyone familiar with his work can tell you that Mr. King has a very distinctive author's voice.
This was lost in the translation.

Another thing I noticed, if given a choice, when I read a translation, I will choose the UK edition.
The Hypnotist is offered in five to accommodate their reading audience .
If you prefer American English and read the UK version, chances are, you will not be able to enjoy the book, no matter how good the original version is.

Amazon lets you read a preview chapter: this is a great way to get the feel of the story.
This is my prefered method of selecting my next read.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Old Post Updated


 When I closed the Zazzle store, some of the older post lost their image.
I've just updated Pasque Flower Topaz Enhanced with a new image link.
Postcards are no longer available.
The effect was created with Topaz Clean.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Forensic Archeology

I've nearly finished reading the second Ruth Galloway Mystery, The Janus Stone
by Elly Griffiths.
Dr Ruth Galloway is a forensic archeologist in Norwich county in the East of England.
I intend to read the whole series, in order they were published.
On the author's web page, we can learn more about Norfolk, archaeology and book tours.
I'm enjoying the books and do recommend them.

Next book will be Still Life by Canadian author, Louise Penny

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Photo Sharing


 I have another blog to show off the photography of other artists.
A link to their site is always included.
Tumblr is a great site for sharing your love of photography!