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Wow, it has been a long time since I have been tagged (thanks Ragan)!! Here goes!!!

1. Pick up the nearest book of 125 pages or more (no cheating!)
Ok. I’m sitting at my “desk” and it is the book I finished a couple of days ago, patiently waiting to be added to my Library Thing
2. State the title and author of the Book
—It is Unravelling by Elizabeth Graver
3. Find Page 25
Got it
4. Type in the first five sentences.

…edge, his shoulders, and all the rest of him, for he was there with his back hunched, his eyes fierce. He did not want to move, or talk, or do anything but stare at me as if he had never seen me before, had never felt my hand thumping his back, or heard my sharp tongue, or run with me in the woods.

“Go back down!” I whispered, but then I realized he would tell what he had seen, and I would be dragged from the barn and placed with my burning fingers in the church.

“Stay,” I whispered, and he inched toward me on his knees and held his hands up in the air in front of himself, trembling, as if he were considering touching something dreadful — a rotten piece of meat or a severed snake with its insides hanging out like string.

I showed him everything.

5. Find page 100 and type in the first, second and fifth word on the page.
do, for, walked
6. Post the meme to your blog.
7. Tag 5 people. Have fun!

I’m not going to tag anyone specifically — mostly because I’m just too tired, but if you want to play go ahead and if you want to play but don’t have your own blog, you can post to my comments if you’d like:)

I just have to say that, coincidentally, my quote from above is from the pivotal scene in this book.  This girl’s whole life is changed by what happens next. It is the beginning of her “unravelling” one could say.

And now, back to Earth Day…   As promised, my Conservation District purchases:


 1 Red Twig Dogwood

2 Sarah Mountain Laurel

2 Spice Bush

1 Pussy Willow

3 Blueberry bushes

1 Coast Leucothoe (which is supposed to be deer resistant)

And 4 random perennials.

It did look like more in the car, in my checkbook, and I’m sure it will again when we go to plant them (esp. since we are planting “in the woods” where the digging is not easy).  It is sort of a test run to see what grows the best and then we will get more of the “winners” next year.

Working toward Goal #2, I watered my compost bin twice this week.  I think things are really starting to heat up in there.


And the daffodils are blooming!


I took many more photos today, but I’ll save them for later.  I went back to look at some of my posts from last April and it is fun to see the differences in when things started blooming and what the weather was like.  Last year at this time, we had a river running across the driveway and now we are super crispy out there.  Of course, this is New England, so who knows what tomorrow will bring…

4 Responses to “Tagged…”
  1. Ooo…that sounds like a good book. I will have to add that to my library request list.
    :o )
    I love the plants that you picked out. Does that kind of Dogwood get poisonous berries? The one we had in Virginia did, but that one you have is probably a different variety. The birds would eat the berries and poop red all over the place. Fun to clean, not. The blueberries should do well “in the woods” since they love to be in the shade of trees. The rest should be nice too, but then, one never can tell up there. :-) Darn rough winters.
    Beautiful daffodils!!!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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