Out the front window last year, looking toward the woods and meadow that we donated to The Little Traverse Land Conservancy in December. It will always by protected as a Nature Preserve and wildlife sanctuary. I couldn't be prouder! I have photographed these birches in all weathers and times of day. I just thought of making a group of them. Another task for the coming year!
I saw somewhere a few days ago that one of my favorite American poets, Louis Simpson, had written an autobiographical work, which came out in 1972, called North of Jamaica. I hadn't known about it, and ordered a used copy from Amazon at once. It came today and I am going to start it as soon as I finish this blog post. I got kind of a kick out of the old yellow sticker on the front of the dust jacket that says "4 for $1" I actually had to pay more than that: about twice its original price of $6.95. Many books of that vintage would not sell at all. We shall see how much this one does.
I must state, at the beginning of this year, that my lifelong predilection for reading has served me well in all seasons. It sustained me as a child and youngster and teen--college student and young wife and mother. It led me to my beloved career as a librarian and has been a major source of joy in my retirement. And I didn't think I would like electronic books, but I do. More on my Kindle adventures to come. Blessings be to all this fine New Year!