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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Another stroll around the yard


^^ The cinnamon dot cactus have started to bloom.



^^ Bright yellow blossom on the purple Santa Rita cactus.



^^  The whole cactus was uprooted and collapsed in a storm several weeks ago, but it appears to be still partly rooted at the base.  They will root from the pads as well, so this one may survive in altered posture!  It is covered with flower buds and new pads.



^^The hedgehog cactus are nearly finished blooming.  They are usually the first in the spring to bloom.



^^  The flowers are yellow, but this is a blue palo verde tree.  It sprouted from a seed and is only about 7 years old.


^^ A bee in a prickly pear blossom.



^^ Truly giant saguaro behind my workshop.  The saguaro doesn't bloom until later in the spring, around May, but this big guy was just looking so handsome this morning I couldn't resist.