The day is wet, very wet, and apparently this UK-like weather will continue for the next week. That's encouraged me to stay inside so I don't melt or rust away. I was inspired to do a traditional "Still Life" but I discovered that i don't have a very good relationship with fruit and kitchen utensils. I chose to work with books instead although I did leave in a flower. The light wasn't perfect and I had to use a several second exposure to get the shot.
As a side note, the book that's opened is one of the three volume set of "Spencer's History of the United States," which was published in 1866. A "contemporary" history of the Cilvil War.