Thursday, May 31, 2012


Ann Cleeves

I have now read all five DCI Vera Stanhope murder mysteries by Ann Cleeves.
It did take more than one book for me to warm up to this character.
Too bad the series is not showing here in Canada.
According to the author's website, the producer, Elaine Collins, discovered Ann Cleeve's books in an Oxfam bookshop.
Odd how things turn up sometimes.

Vera is played by  award winning actress Brenda Blethyn and from the short clips, I've seen, she appeared to be a perfect choice for the part.
Let's hope that Netflix will wise up and add the series to their line up.

I'm including a short clip I found on YouTube.
Maybe you'll become a fan too.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Gardener's Iris Book

PDF Editions

 Did you know that you can buy a pdf version of The Gardener's Iris Book by William Shear from the Fine Gardening magazine site?

Now, before buying a book, I always check to see if there is a digital version.
I very rarely buy printed books now.
When none are available, I make a request for a Kindle edition on Amazon.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Google +1

Photo Album

 Are you familiar with Google +1?
You can keep up to date on every part of this site.
I also upload  photos of wild life visiting my garden or close by.
The latest photo, a couple of fighting Canada geese, I took standing on a steep slope unable to keep it steady.
Since I rarely take long range photos, I never invested in a more powerful lens.
Now I wish I had.

See the Google + button in the footer.