Saturday, February 25, 2012


A little pick-me-up on a Saturday afternoon. It's George Harrison's birthday & so another mention of the Lost & Found guitar solo in Here Come's the Sun. It's been on Open Culture for at month but it's getting picked up a lot today. I eagerly await Martin Scorcese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World on DVD. HBO is soooooooo pokey about releasing their shows on DVD. (Grrr)

Here's a terrific rendition of the happy birthday song by Paul & his band (live in Moscow's Red Square). Enjoy!

(photograph via The Beatles - which is a fun website)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Something Sweet

A quick hello & some links.

For Valentine's ideas (including humanitarian), especially homemade cards.

Samantha Hahn's free Valentines, so pretty.

A Paris street photography blog (archives)

Quick Dulce de Leche & one way to use it.

I've disabled comments for now because I'm too tired to engage much except a bit on Twitter. Pls consider joining me there. xo

(photograph by Linda McCartney)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Roses in February

A slightly altered post from Giulia Geranium. Because that is the sort of year I'm having (so far). The David Austin Handbook of Roses 2012 arrived in the mail Monday. I really do place it on the night table for a flip-through. It also makes lovely gazing when in a bubble bath. Definitely order one here (it's free & beautifully photographed). Even if you don't have a garden, many of these roses do well in pots. And if you don't have a place for a pot, you might consider giving a rose as a gift. And if you're reading this in another country, you can probably order a catalogue, here.


(lovely photograph by Le Portillon)