If you hike the Beaver Lake perimeter trail you will find this little free library nestled along the bank between the water and some houses, after you leave the wooded part of the trail and before you get to the point where you leave the trail and walk along the sidewalk for a bit. This little box is full of books, and you are invited to take a book, pass it on, return it, or donate books of your own. You can also write a note in the notebook. What a great idea! If you can't wait to take a reading break, you can sit right down on one of the many benches along the trail and read away. I donated three books this time. I'm greatly enjoying the book I took last time I passed it.
The moonset this morning was mostly obscured by a bulky hemlock tree that grows across the street on the edge of the woods. It was somewhat overcast, but still dramatic and fun to watch while clinging to the edge of the mattress in order to get a view of this morning's moon position. Then while driving home from the lake, I saw tonight's moonrise, the full moon at last. It was mostly clouded over and looked like a poached egg in may ways, still wonderful.