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A cloudy morning, but the sun is coming out now. It's much cooler today, currently only 64˚F.

Yesterday, we drove back down to Peacedale/Wakefield. There was a little cemetery that I needed to see up close. We spent another hour or so at the Peacedale Public Library, looking at a yearbook from 1978, but lord, it depresses me, being in that fine, old building that's giving up on books and slowly morphing into nothing more than row after row of computer monitors. If this is what struggling libraries have to do to stay relevant and keep their doors open, I say they they're better off shuttered.

We stood on a bridge over the Saugatucket River and watched dragonflies, ducks, and a couple of Eastern Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta picta). A huge crow landed on a power line that snaked past above the bridge, landed right next to a grackle, and it seemed they were exchanging secrets.

We stopped at Allie's Donuts in North Kingstown to get a couple of donuts, but it was the shop's forty-eighth birthday, and so we got a half dozen for the price of four. Near as I can tell, Allie's makes the best donuts in all Rhode Island.

It was, all in all, a fine day.

Today. I'm going to try to begin The Starkeeper.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast



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Marc D. Goldfinger
Jun. 2nd, 2016 04:01 pm (UTC)
Libraries
I agree totally with your take on libraries. They are for books to have and to hold.
captaincurt81
Jun. 2nd, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
Hooray for good days. may the words for The Starkeeper find you today.
everville340
Jun. 2nd, 2016 04:33 pm (UTC)
A huge crow landed on a power line that snaked past above the bridge, landed right next to a grackle, and it seemed they were exchanging secrets.

On my way to the car leaving work this morning, two freakishly large crows were having a tête-à-tête from opposite ends of a parking space. It is times like these I wish I spoke Bird.
martianmooncrab
Jun. 2nd, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
where I sit in front of my garage, I can see the tree in the neighbors yard where crows are nesting, way near the top.
Kiki Lang
Jun. 3rd, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
An American Thang.
I was listening to this Tech report on the BBC, and they were celebrating the failure of the E-Reader in Europe. Books are being deliberately phased out in the states.
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