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Macro Bee

I’ve been trying to get a picture I like of a bee on a flower, and this is the first time I’ve been able to get one.

I updated my now page this week.

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Bees love sunflowers

The bees haven’t been all over the garden today.

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Somedays need cake

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The garden is bursting

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A walk in the park

A walk in the park during the pandemic
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Another morning picture

This is another quick handheld picture with my Canon 60D.

If I look closely there is always something to take a picture of.

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Flowers in the morning

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So much reading

Recently I decided I wanted to read more. Read both fun books and learning books.

I’m a start and stop type reader, I will read a dozen books and then put my reader down for a year. So my goal starting now is to read consistently, even if it’s only 15min.

Forming Habits

One of the best books I read in 2019 was Atomic Habits by James Clear. In fact I read it twice. a critical theme in the book about habit formation is to keep it small at the beginning.

As small as possible.

So for that I started a couple months ago by forcing myself not to read longer than 15min or a single chapter. That was my goal, that every day.

When I noticed that my reader was with me as much as my phone I changed the goal to be at least 15min or a chapter a day.

Making progress

Since then I’ve read a bunch of books and I’m going to start posting about them. Something like reviews is post to Good Reads, but not owned by amazon.

I’ve been reading a lot of the St Mary’s Chronicles, in fact I’m almost caught up. I’m as hooked as I was with the Dresden or Laundry Files series. It’s an excellent series, while a bit too real at times when I’m looking for a fun relaxing read.

Jodie Taylor is an excellent author and the characters she’s developed are very real.

So, if your interested all these book related posts will be here, and they will be tagged with the year and series to make things somewhat sortable.

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Summer is coming in fast

The trees are full and the rhododendrons are in bloom, summer is here.

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Pandemic wine is bottled

It’s nothing special, but it’s nice for a home brew. It was actually ready to bottle a couple weeks ago, but we were a little busy to get to it.

Hopefully those extra days clearing will reduce the aging a bit so we can start drinking it on the patio.