Thursday, November 14, 2013

Icicles and Ferrol Sams

The last two nights the temperature dropped to twenty seven F or minus 2.7 degrees C.

We took a drive up the mountain and noticed small springs oozing from the rocks had frozen into wonderful icicles.

Some of the icicles were over two feet in length.

I wonder if they will keep growing longer and longer over the winter.

I've found a wonderful used book store called the Mt. Yonah Book Exchange in Cleveland Georgia. I bring in books I read for a credit and exchange or purchase other books at a discount. I've grown tired of murder mysteries and asked the owner, Ellen, for a recommendation on historical novels with human interest. She steered me to books by Ferrol Sams, 1927-2013, a physician and writer from Georgia. I started with Run with the Horsemen, his first semi-autobiographical novel, and am thoroughly enjoying it. It's set in the Piedmont during the depression and is written from a young boys perspective.

"It's cold in dem dar hills", might be a line you'd read in the book. I can almost see myself reading all the books Sams has written. Knowing myself that's a scary thought. Ha. Can a person change that much this late in life? Hope y'all (Southern is rubbing off on me) are keeping warm. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. My parents used to go to a used book store in NH that worked on the same premise.
    I hope you are keeping warm in you RV, it sure has been cold these past two nights.

  2. For all its brrrr cold, winter's canvas can be gorgeous. And, umm, yes, change is possible. An African proverb says: A river that doesn't flow becomes stagnate and then disappears.

  3. Hi Michele, thanks, we are trying to keep warm, at least it's in the fifties during the day.

    Hi Kittie, thanks, what a wonderful proverb, love it.

  4. The broad variety of good books is such a comfort. When you burn out one one genre, there's oodles of others--and there are new ones coming out all the time!

  5. Love the icicles. And the book exchange.

  6. HI Linda...great photos of the ice...yes, winter is here too, but quite a bit chillier! :)...Are you still roving the countryside looking for a grand new home?? Happy trails.. T.

  7. Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, you are so right I am getting lots of reading done now that I don't have clay to obsess about.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, I was impressed with your reading list on your blog. wow

    Hi Trish, thanks, yes still wandering, may have found a place if someone else didn't out bid us.


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