"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have ecome something regular, but we managed not to. We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr
"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts, and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life." Hilary Mantel
Monday, December 31, 2007
The snow falls outside, but indoors the gardening season never ends.
Plants currently in bloom:
Red Cyclamen, on kitchen windowsill
Rosemary, on heirloom wooden chest that belonged to Cap'n Billy Porter a century ago
White azalea, on mahogany buffet in dining room
Crown of Thorns, on Cap'n Billy's chest
Sweet Olive, on kitchen counter
The tiny creamy flowers of the above have a surprisingly powerful scent. I reminds me of my childhood home, where great bushes grew beneath the front windows--and still do, though they don't bloom at this time of year.