Friday’s Fave Five

Friday already and time to look back and choose our favorites. Susanne at Living to Tell the Story is the hostess of this event. She’s also Canadian and will be celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian Friends…

Now for my favorites from this past week.

#1. We returned home to our little condo last Sunday happy to feel the cooler weather. It has remained cool all week and that is definitely a favorite of mine.


#2. On Tuesday Willow picked me up and drove us to her friend’s Blueberry farm for our walk. It was fun meeting Willow’s Blueberry Farm girlfriend and walking along the property. Some of our walk was more elevated then it looks but my huffing and puffing let me know we were climbing. It was a beautiful morning here in Southern California.

#3 and #4 ~ I finished the Anne of Green Gables Series of books this week. The last one in the series was Rilla of Ingleside and the story was told during the time of WWI. I really enjoyed all 8 books and it was the first time that I’ve read through them all. I would recommend them to fans of Anne. I was sad to be done with the series but then I found this sequel to The Wind in the Willows at the Friends of the Library. This is my #4 favorite this week. Don’t you love the cover and the here’s an illustration from inside the book.

I’m looking forward to dive in to this book. Have I mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of Children’s Literature?

#5. Before we returned to Southern California we spent fun times playing Beatles Rock Band with our kids. It was fun to sing along to those favorites of mine from my junior high and high school years.

I’m at Bible Study this morning and then I’m making and delivering a meal to someone who had surgery so I’ll be coming around later today or this evening. Have a good weekend everyone…

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. That photo of the mountain is just lovely! ANd I am also a fan of children’s literature… I was so happy once my kids came along, so I had an “excuse” to reread all of my old favorites, lol. Have a wonderful weekend, dear!

  2. The blueberry farm looks to be a special place, wish we could grow them here. Your week was a good “transition” week for you. Not busy-busy.

  3. Oh I have an illustrated Wing in the Willows and love the gentle images. Makes you wish you could enter that world. Glad you enjoyed the Anne series too. Happy weekend to you!

  4. I love love your photo up in #1! Takes my breathe away! My dd wants to read some Anne of Green Gables…i think I am going to go get some and read them with her! Thanks for the motivation!

  5. I love your pictures of the landscape. What a beautiful place to walk around. I love children’s literature also. Just finished a children’s novel yesterday and loved it. Have a great weekend!

  6. Glad your CA. weather cooled off. I am a sucker for book illustrations…sometimes I have been known to buy childrens books for the illustrations more than the story… Hope you have a grand weekend Ellen!

  7. I loved the Anne books and want to reread them some time. I had never heard of the other book you mentioned — sounds interesting! I like children’s literature, too, and would like to explore it more.

  8. love the pic of the mountains and farm area!
    Enjoyed reading the rest of your list, too! I loved the Anne books but for some reason neither of my daughters, who both love love love books, just don’t care for Anne of green gables….:(

    but…I STILL love them even in my old age! lol…
    blessings to you!

  9. Ohhhhhhh would ya LOOK at those rolllllllling hills! How gorgeous! One of the things I LOVE most about blogging is all the PLACES I get to see that I would never otherwise! That is just gorgeous! What a place to walk!

    I love children’s literature too! Wind in the Willows is a huuuuge favorite! I’ve never read all the Anne books either… I should do that! That might be a good Summer project next year.

    Have you ever read Bentley & Egg, by William Joyce? It’s not a series – it’s just a SHORT story — but it is one of my favorite children’s stories of ALL time! Read it at Easter time… it’s fabulous! 🙂

    Hope you have another great week!

  10. I’m just listening to the Anne books (thanks to They didn’t have “Windy Poplars” available though, so I read that one. Next one to listen to….”House of Dreams”. I can’t count the number of times I’ve read these books. Love them!

  11. Sounds like your week was filled with a bit of this and that. I loved that blueberry walk…the fields out in the country.
    Reading? I prefer walking and having coffee with friends. Maybe some day. I’m trying to go through the Shack.

  12. I love your pictures. I too enjoy childrens literature and will pick it up to read for myself sometimes. But I am looking forward to grandchildren someday to share those treasure with 🙂

  13. Please do post later about how you like The Willows in Winter. I’m not a big fan of sequels written by later authors, but the cover and illustrations look so enticing!

    Josie Ray
    Appalachian Dream

    p.s. I found you on Sara’s blogroll. The opening lines about a walk on the beach pulled me RIGHT in.

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