“Did you ever stem a strawberry and throw the strawberry away and pop the stem into your mouth?” ~~Jack London
This red enameled colander brimming with red strawberries is from Neddy’s kitchen, freshly washed and ready to be stemmed, and popped into one’s mouth. The image, Bowl of Berries, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s
The Signature of God
“There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace.
“General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate.
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev — Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” ~~Ronald Reagan: Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate
The rest, as they say, is history. What a great picture, if I must say so myself! It is from the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
“O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!” ~~Robert Burns
When I spotted this magnificent houseboat on the Amsterdam waterfront, I immediately thought of my octogenarian friends, Van and Geri (of “Geri Was a WASP“), and the many years they passed their summer days in a less magnificent version of a float house on Lake Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho.
Amsterdam in April, 2006
Nelly Mosher Clematis in Grandma’s Garden.
Window into My World
“In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day.” ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894
For a Red Hat Tea with Virginia’s DARlingest Dames.
A Brilliant World