Friday, February 21, 2014

Rehabbing The Dooryard Garden

Now that our construction is mostly done it is time to rehab my poor, beaten up dooryard garden.  It's going to be interesting because the basic shape of the garden is changed.  Instead of being a gentle curve, with the new walkway it now has some sharp angles.

As you can see the first thing is to replace the edging stones.  Then it needs a thorough weeding, a complete redo of the micro irrigation system, mulch, and then the fun part, planting.

I need to plan carefully when choosing plants.  I want some low, draping plants to cover the sharp turns the walk makes.  I am also looking for a solar lantern to add some low light to the walk at night.

You will be accompanying me on this project.  Stay tuned for more.

God bless,

Monday, February 3, 2014

Good Reads: Pirate Vishnu

Pirate Vishnu (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #2)Pirate Vishnu by Gigi Pandian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pirate Vishnu is the second book in the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery series. It is a very well edited and well written novel.

Historian Jaya Jones receives a treasure map supposedly drawn by her great granduncle in the early twentieth century. The treasure hunt soon turns into a homicide investigation with Jaya stuck right in the middle. She also finds herself in a love triangle; a very frustrating and confusing love triangle.

These books are not only entertaining mysteries, but are filled with historical facts. Amusement and education all rolled into one. The characters are completely developed and entertaining, and the plot fast paced and unpredictable.

While this book can be read as a standalone, I suggest that you read the series in order. I highly recommend Pirate Vishnu to people that enjoy independent heroines, mysteries, and history.

ARC provided by Henery Press via Netgalley.