Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

A week ago, a pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks showed up. The male with the sharply contrasting black and white back and the glowing red bib on his breast is a lovely addition to the feeder. The female is tan & dun striped on back with small brown flecks on her breast. They are members of the finch family, and carry the large beak of the … Continue reading Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Tuesday Double Header – San Andreas – Trouble with the Curve

I started this post back in April – I must have been interrupted because they really are a couple of movies worth watching. Just watched San Andreas (PG-13) with Dwayne Johnson – a classic disaster movie. Dwayne plays Ray Gaines, a LA Fire Dept Rescue helicopter pilot. He is planning to take his daughter to San Francisco to college when there is a severe earthquake … Continue reading Tuesday Double Header – San Andreas – Trouble with the Curve

$1.99 Books, or so many books …

I have been reading a lot of Amazon’s $.99 – $3.99 books. Some of them are specials from popular authors, such as Steve Martini, Lisa Scottoline, and Michael Connelly. Others are mysteries from less well known authors. I have read series books by Torquil MacLeod, James Grippando, Quentin Bates, Leena Lehtolainen and others. Often the first book in the series is offered at a low … Continue reading $1.99 Books, or so many books …

Scenes of Old Havana

Scenes from our “Tour of Five Plazas” – see Mapa Cultural. And our ride to dinner that night in the old cars. I loved the old city and would like to return to see it more leisurely. We had a guide who told us which architectual features were from which time period, but too much to remember – could take notes or take pictures, not … Continue reading Scenes of Old Havana