Dr. Watson’s summary list of Sherlock Holmes’s strengths and weaknesses: 1. Knowledge of Literature: Nil. 2. Knowledge of Philosophy: Nil. 3. Knowledge of Astronomy: Nil. 4. Knowledge of Politics: Feeble. 5. Knowledge of Botany: Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening. 6. Knowledge […]
Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves. ~Humbert Wolfe, P.L.M.: Peoples, Landfalls, Mountains, 1936. Illustration: From ‘The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady,‘ by Edith Holden.
“ I’ll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” ~ From the book,‘Gone with the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. Photo: Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’hara 1939.
I just remember Audrey Hepburn in Paris in a huge room, at the Ritz, full of roses. She was wearing Givenchy, the lights were low. She sparkled through the chandelier. Audrey Hepburn photographed by Angela Williams at the Ritz, Paris 1964.
“The Bouquet residence…..the Lady of the house speaking…” ~Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet, if you please) ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, The British sitcom premiered on BBC One on 29 October 1990 for five series, including four Christmas specials with its final episode airing on 25 December 1995.
Glenfinnan Viaduct Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, Scotland. The Glenfinnan is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, Scotland. It is located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, and overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel. It is the longest […]