|Sketchbook Collage, July 2014|
I also got a new appreciation for the little city of Rio Dell, where my pal and I picked berries. A lot of Humboldt locals, including myself quite often, call the place "Real Dull." But seeing parts of town that I'd never been in before made me change my mind about it. There are beautiful rural neighborhoods and the price of real estate is really low ~ not that I plan to buy anything. I'm jus' sayin'.
This week I read Ruth Ozeki's A Tale For the Time Being, and liked it a lot. Recently I read Joyce Maynard's Labor Day, and then I saw the 2013 movie. Currently I'm reading J.G. Ballard's Kingdom Come, enjoying this prophetic writer's view of 21st century living.
This weekend is Fortuna's annual AutoExpo, a BIG deal for old car lovers from all over northern California and Oregon. Generally I stay away from these things, although I admit the cars are gorgeous. The Fortuna Library also has its second book sale of the year tomorrow and there's a small antique fair at the Vet's Hall, so I'll be joining the throngs of people for part of the day.
Have a great weekend! xo