Friday, June 30, 2017

Lost Power

All the people across the street in my neighborhood have been without electricity since the big storm a few days ago. A giant oak tree came down and smashed the power lines. Looks like they’re about to get it back. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017


What you,re looking at is usually a wide open space where I've taken my granddaughters multiple times to run and play. It sloped down dramatically from the road. 
But last night we received over 4 inches of rain in Rockford, IL. Now it's totally inundated with runoff water.

There's actually a nice baseball diamond out there someplace under all that deep water. Not only does it have all the bases, there's also a tall, chain-link backstop behind home plate. Do you see it anywhere? Me either!

Picnic Anyone?

Friday, June 23, 2017

REVIEW - Danger Mountain - Middle Grade Mystery / Adventure

5.0 out of 5 stars What did they see on Danger Mountain?June 2, 2017
This review is from: Danger Mountain: Accidental Adventures: Episode 5 (Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson and His Friends, Riley and Jordan) (Kindle Edition)
Danger Mountain is a middle grade novel written for 8 to 12 year old reluctant readers. Although it's the fifth book in the Accidental Adventures of Kurt Benson series, the story stands on its own so you don't need to read the others first. This story revolves around Kurt Benson, his cousin Dillon, and Dillon's two best friends. When Kurt travels to Colorado to visit Dillon he doesn't expect to end up near Danger Mountain running and
hiding from strange men with guns. But, when the four boys go camping they see the men chase another man toward the edge of a cliff. A shot rings out and the man who was being chased goes over the side. When one of the boys screams the men come after them. Will the boys escape their pursuers? Can they survive several days on the dangerous mountain? Will they be rescued or caught?

The author does a good job of grabbing the reader's attention and keeping it. I received a free copy of this book and I look forward to sharing it with some middle grade readers I know. In addition to sharing an interesting story, the author weaves in some information about illusions. People are often fooled by what we think we see. This book is a good reminder of that powerful truth.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

3 baby eagles about ready to fly any day now

The 3 baby eagles - I watch this nest every year - are sitting together, high up on a branch, just waiting till it's time to fly which I'm sure will be soon. Watch them live here