Thursday, November 14, 2013

Deer! Oh, Deer! (Sutherlin, OR)

I'm not getting a lot of sewing done.  We have been doing a lot of walking, visiting, and exploring.  I'm sure all the running around will slow down as we get more familiar with the area and the park's residents.  But, not today.  Today, I am waiting for some friends to show up that we have not seen since May 2012.  They are full-timers too, but they travel outside the US as well and they have been doing a lot of both!  So, today will be catching up with our traveling friends!

Here are some more photos of our local wildlife.  The two deer below did not realize that we were standing nearby so both stopped in the same spot making for a perfect photo op for me.
Oh deer!  Humans!
Humans!  Say did you see which way the doe went?
We see the turkeys every time we walk now.  They are so entertaining to watch.
The turkeys stopped by our site recently.  You should have seen our cats' faces.  Their eyes were huge.  I had to wonder what they were thinking..."did you see the meat on that bird's leg?"...."my dream came true! That is the biggest bird I have ever seen!"..

 I still think the jack rabbit looks like a cottontail on steroids.  This one looks like he is scolding me as well.
go away, you are bothering me
 The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

This has to be the first book that I have read, finished, and wanted to start it all over again. Funny, I wasn't too sure about a time-travel love story since I don't like the questions that come with time the butterfly effect...all the what if's -- what if she changes something in the past that will cause a ripple in her time. Susanna manages to address some of those questions rather smoothly.  

I had nothing to worry about with the time traveling because it wasn't long before I couldn't put the book down.  When I did, I found myself wondering how this would end for the main character Eva Ward.  This is an old fashion romance set in modern day England in a Gothic paranormal story with a little mystery and lots of great characters.

The unexpected twist at the end really got me.  The clues were so subtle that I missed many of them until everything was told towards the end.  That's when I thought that I needed to read it again.  I can't believe Susanna had added all those clues and I did not pick up on them.  Almost to the end when someone says something that finally turns on the lightbulb for me...but wait a minute...that no that can't be!!  Needless to say, I was really surprised by the twist and the ending.  Excellent!  I like Susanna Kearsley's writing style and the way she tells a story so I certainly plan to read more of her books.  There's no swearing or sex.

I hope to have some finished projects for my next posting.  In the meantime, I better hop to some cleaning before our friends arrive!  Happy Quilting!


  1. I need to clean my house too. There's always cleaning needing to be done, it seems.
    I am loving those photos of the animals. Jack rabbits are cottontails on steroids! I've never heard that one before! LOL

  2. How lovely waiting for old friends to arrive! Love the wildlife photos especially the turkeys. They're so funny! X

  3. I love the photos of the deer. How sweet!

    Susanna Kearsley is a wonderful writer. I love her books and there are more I need to purchase and read.

  4. Great wild life pictures and your captions made me laugh. Have a good time with your friends.

  5. Don't know if my first attempted comment worked. Great wildlife pictures and your captions made me laugh. Enjoy your friends.

  6. Love your deer photo's, I think I've never seen them outside of a zoo!


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