I was told that lavender doesn't come back here in the high country, but mine did! By the chimney, the delicate blooms pictured above have shown themselves.
After too many meals of grilled and fried this and that, I had to go to the grocery and buy some real food. Apricots and pears are so perfume-like this time of year.
I am absolutely smitten with this book by my new favorite writer, Rumer Godden. I had never heard of her until I read The Doll's House. I do love her name (like you, Sandra) and her writing is exquisite. She writes in a direct manner, informative and with sharp intellect and the story, the plot, is full of high thinking. There is no show off-y humor or off-putting wordplay. She had a lovely and clear gift and I can see why one reviewer on Amazon said that she had read this book three times.
I am fascinated by nuns. Of course I loved the nun parts in The Sound of Music and I was a grade school child when we watched The Flying Nun on television. My love for nuns resurfaced when I viewed the three seasons of Call the Midwife. In This House of Brede is a deeper look at the religious life.
I bought this to listen to while I walk (and while I type):
|Rex Pacificus: |
The Epiphany of Christ the King
|Benedictine Nuns of Notre-Dame d'Argentan|
It's so peaceful. I have no idea what they are singing and I love it.