Flower of the Day, May 2: Winsome

Here’s another star performer in self’s backyard: her Winsome rose. A shrub rose. It keeps throwing out blooms every spring without fail.

One year, it nearly expired from lack of sun (It used to be on the opposite end of the garden).

It’s her Flower of the Day (FOTD). Thanks as always to Cee Neuner, for hosting the Flower of the Day Challenge.

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Voice: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Blazed through The Bone Ships in the wee hours. Whoa, self did not realize there was actual intimacy between two characters? Anyhoo, she’s just begun The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow, a writer she has never read before.

All the books she’s read so far this year are by writers she’s never read before. Except for Louise Penny. Self has read an early Inspector Gamache, but had no memory of Jean-Guy Beauvoir, go figure!

At seven, I’d spent considerably more time with Mr. Locke than with my own biological father, and insofar as it was possible to love someone so naturally comfortable in three-piece suits, I loved him.

As was his custom, Mr. Locke had taken rooms for us in the nicest establishment available; in Kentucky, that translated to a sprawling pinewood hotel on the edge of the Mississippi, clearly built by someone who wanted to open a grand hotel but hadn’t ever met one in real life.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow, p. 5

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Thursday Trios

Find and ye shall seek.

When self goes looking for trios, she usually finds some in her archives.

Thanks Mama Cormier, for hosting the Thursday Trios challenge!

First picture is of a three-panel screen she found in World Market. Turned out to be made in the Philippines.

Second is the lobby of the V & A. What a stunner the Chihuly is, dangling from the ceiling. This picture dates from May 2019.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Joron (Spoiler): The Bone Ships

Joron must risk his life in a deadly duel, after learning his shipwife, Meas Gilbyn, wants Black Orris. (Cahanny, who has Black Orris, names his price: a duel.)

Joron’s opponent is a hefty woman who’s got the arms of a Kept. Don’t ask.

At the conclusion of the duel, Joron says, “All right. Bring out Black Orris.”

“Arses,” said Black Orris.

“A foul-mouthed bird.”

“Your arses,” said Black Orris.

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