Sunday, February 26, 2023

Today's picture

 The old one and the young ones

Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care (Official Video)

On our shared birthday, here is George when he was part of The Traveling Wilburys. Much loved and much missed by so many.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Quote du jour/From Call the Midwife

 Sister Monica Joan:

"When I was a novice, I found Lent the hardest season. Not for the hardship of self-sacrifice - that I willingly embraced - but for the absence of nature's beauty in the chapel. I always found it an invaluable aid to spiritual labour. But then I encountered a passage that gave great illumination. It is not the penance that we choose which is pleasing to God... it is the setting aside of ego and the submission to His will."

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Noah Kahan - Stick Season (Official Music Video)

I love this song, and this man's work. My nephew actually met him a while ago. They went to the same camp as kids.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

What I Learned From TV - February 9

 An explanation here.

"90% of onions are consumed in their country of origin. There's hardly any international trade in onions." 
Lance Stater in Detectorists 

"The sense of smell is the only sense that is fully formed in the fetus. And it's your most dominant sense until you're about ten years old, when your vision takes over."
Gardeners' World - an almost blind woman who works with trees said this

"When Coleridge's infant son was dreaming, he'd show him the moon." [I think meaning, having a bad dream]
Peter Pascoe in Dalziel and Pascoe

"Focusing on me is why I started gardening. My shrink says it's a way to tune everybody out and hear the universe. I know it sounds "hippie" but doesn't that sound nice? Hearing the universe."
A woman patient in New Amsterdam

"There are those who would say that a life devoted to food - cooking it, eating it, writing about it, even dreaming about it is a frivolous life, an indulgent life. I would disagree. If we do not care what we eat, we do not care for ourselves, and if we don't care for ourselves how can we care for others?"
An introduction to a book by Hilary Smallwood, a fictional character who writes cookbooks in Pie in the Sky

"I hate telephones. It was much better when people had to do everything by letter."

And that's it for this installment. You really should see all the post-its I have! I am gradually entering them into a beautiful moleskin notebook. And when I do, I pick out some to bring to the blog. And incidentally, we moved the television back into the living room. It is colder, but it seems more fitting in there.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

White Mountains of New Hampshire

My blogging friend Dewena told me that there was a little movie on CBS about my home area and I found it on YouTube!