"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

Monday, December 31, 2007

Garden Views

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.

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