I like simple holiday decorations that say a lot to me without overwhelming my senses. That’s why I stopped to take a photo of these pumpkin lights. The smiling faces brought back memories of my own Halloween nights, filled with lots of candy, and smiling jack-o-lanterns, minus the zombies and vampires that seem so popular these days.
Yesterday I went to the library and I came home with a bag full of books. Books about nature, knitting, photography and a couple of novels too.
My mother loved to read and I am sure that she passed down her love of books to me. I remember that one of my favorite books when I was young was a bird identification book for children. I also enjoyed mystery books, Little House on the Prairie books, and books that taught me how to do fun arts and crafts projects.
Libraries are a treasure chest filled with knowledge. I have learned so much over time with the help of my library. When I was looking for a job, I read some books from the library to learn how to write a perfect resume. When I got my first home computer, I avoided a lot of confusion by reading a few books about computers. When I moved to a new place, I went to the library to learn about the local history and attractions.
Libraries have changed over time. I like that I can reserve books, movies, music or magazines through my computer and receive an email to tell me when my materials are ready. I like that libraries are no longer quiet zones and that I can talk in a normal voice to the person next to me.
Some things have not changed. Librarians are still friendly and helpful people. And it is still fun to visit my public library.
This weekend was sunny and warm and I saw so many people outside enjoying the nice weather. Many people, and that includes me, spent some time cleaning up the fallen leaves.
I like the way that the leaves blow around and settle in interesting places. This leaf looked so comfortable in the juniper branches. It escaped becoming mulch for the garden.