"Our life evokes our character. You find out more about yourself as you go on. That's why it's good to be able to put yourself in situations that will evoke your higher nature rather than your lower. 'Lead us not into temptation.'" Joseph Campbell

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A book, a view, and a cup of tea

Do you have a favorite spot where you like to read?

At home it's just the bed or the sofa. When I'm on vacation I usually have a fave spot, though. On a family trip to Trinidad when I was younger, it was reading Les Miserables on the balcony, my feet up on the railing.

At dad and step-mommy's house it's the chairs by the front window. My dad calls it my office. A reading lamp, a plug for my computer, and views.


I like to look out at the view and watch it change throughout the day.

At my mother's place, in the summer, I like to sit at the back door. Have my breakfast toast and tea and read and watch the many cats and dogs roaming about.

Of course if it's cold...



Robena Grant said...

Gorgeous photos, but I could feel the chill. I'd be under the blankies. : )
For reading, I choose my favorite tapestry upholstered recliner chair. It also faces a nice view. There's something so nice about the luxury of reading and watching the world pass by.

widdershins said...

What a couple'a magnificent Basement Cats!

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

My favorite place to read is my recliner in my room. Or if no one is at home but me, the recliner in the living room.
Beautiful views.

CiCi said...

What are basement cats? They'd like to know. lol

Julie said...

We call them nests. No matter where they are, they are cozy. Great view! I would totally be in the same spot.

(Averted my eyes past those that were not dogs.)

Lol, loved the bagle pic.

nancy said...

I love your reading spaces. I still haven't found myself a good one here, but you've certainly inspired me.

Kate George/Bodacious Betty said...

Where is your Dad and Step-Mommy's place? Lovely views and it reminds me both of when I lived in North Vancouver, BC and my Mom's place in Monterey, California. My favorite place to read is in my cozy bed in fall/winter/spring and out on the patio under the shade in the summer. I also like looking out and seeing what's going on. (Hence the many bird photos on my blog!)

London Mabel said...

@ Robena - Oh right, yes, there is a blanky I use!

@widders - Mystery and Purdy thank you

@JJJ - I need a recliner one day... sweet

@CiCi - Okay it took me a minute too! But here...


@ Julie - (Sorry, I don't even see cats, they're so much a part of my psyche!) Isn't Yoda a nice traveling companion?

@Kate - Oh! For some reason I thought you'd taken down your blog so I haven't been in awhile. Beautiful little birds there!


Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Les années douces : Volume 1
Back on the Rez
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Stupeur et tremblements