"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become 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

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

All here at the Lodge wish American visitors a very happy and festive July 4th!

On Jewel's first dressing-up holiday she enjoys her patriotic attire.

Today I must disregard the fact that certain ancestors of mine were fighting on the British side in the Revolutionary War. To be sure, others were revolutionaries.

One New England tradition is to eat salmon and peas on the 4th, and that's what we usually do. Tonight, the salmon will be accompanied by shrimp, couscous, and snow peas/Chinese pea pods from our garden.

Rose of the Day: New Dawn, the extremely popular and reliable climber. The flower is a lovely pale pink and the leaves are exceptionally glossy.

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