The curtain and dress are clues that the field beyond the window is far from the Kansas prairie. But the way the woman wistfully touches the geranium is the same as a pioneer woman's out where reminders of the home left behind were brought along as seeds and lovingly grown in clay pots.
This painting was a gift to the Florence Griswold Museum in Lyme, Connecticut, the center of Impressionism in America. Pop over to this week's Thursday Drive: Olde Lyme's Art Colony for an thoroughly charming two-part video about "Miss Florence's" boarding house and the group of artists called the Lyme Art Colony.
Willow of Life at Willow Manor has posted fabulous photos of Naked Ladies.
No, not ladies minus their bloomers! Flowers!
In my neighborhood, we call them "Surprise Lilies" because you don't know you have any until they appear overnight, fully grown, around the end of July.
Much thanks to Lily Hydrangea's Anonymous Blog for sharing Dance of 1000 Hands. If you haven't seen this breath taking video, you're in for a treat! The precision required reminds me of the water ballets in old Esther Williams movies, sans the water, of course.
Karla of Ramblin' Roads and her family are near the end of a road trip through ten states while camping in a fifth wheel along the way.
It may be the tail end of their journey, but reading about their adventures in earlier posts will lead you to equally delightful posts about Life BTT (Before The Trip).
"Mr. Gaiman Came To Play" is Dead Man Talking's review of Neil Gaiman's murder mystery The Graveyard Book at Blogging a Dead Horse. DMT is a grandfather of five who happens to be Oregon's Graveyard Rabbit (GYR).
marvelous but brief history of Coca-Cola!
What! No Brit blogs? Has Jama gone daft?
Not to worry, Dear Reader.
Despite watching the delightful Joan Hickson as Miss Marple all week, my favorite British phrase is still "nippy on her (his) pegs" - meaning 'quick on one's feet'.
I didn't learn that at Brit Gal in the USA, but Sarah does do a feature called Brit Word Of The day. If perchance you're planning to pop over to England (not a good idea now as most of the country goes on holiday in August), you might want to stop in at Sarah's and brush up on authentic BritSpeak.
Have a great week!