Tag Archives: things that make you go hmmm

May Day in England 1851

This depiction is Queen Victoria holding little Prince Arthur who has Lily of the Valley (or Muguet des Bois) in his right hand to present to the Duke of Wellington (whose name was Arthur, as well!). The Duke is also … Continue reading

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The Visionary

by Emily Brontë Silent is the house: all are laid asleep: One alone looks out o’er the snow-wreaths deep; Watching every cloud, dreading every breeze That whirls the wildering drift, and bends the groaning trees.   Cheerful is the hearth, … Continue reading

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Yes…

The Jewish historical halloween mardi gras… so to speak… Google it! The Castle Lady  

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A slice of A Christmas Carol

The Second of the Three Spirits– (last gasp of stave three ) “A merry Christmas and a happy New Year to the old man, whatever he is!” said Scrooge’s nephew. “He wouldn’t take it from me but he may have … Continue reading

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Puffins in Peril

Taking into consideration that this may be your first view of a puffin you may be intrigued as to what exactly a puffin is and where it might be found. Upon my first view of this incredible air, land & … Continue reading

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So you want to know more about writers ?

I’m not usually the one to redirect people to my other blogs since I have been disinclined to divert my readers from one to the other. It’s just not something I normally do. My latest personal blog entry will interest … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; … Continue reading

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Buckinghamshire’s Baileys and Barbicans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9gQHYJ0wYQ Stretching out fifty miles north of London and Windsor Castle’s boundaries, Buckinghamshire became a hostile area toward castles during the middle ages. Long-abandoned Norman edifices include Buckingham Castle, Castlethorpe and Bolebec. Boarstall Tower is the only medieval stone castle … Continue reading

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Memories of JFK and the Kennedys

The U.S. has a miraculous coincidence on the holiday calendar that couldn’t be more apropos this year. If you haven’t noticed, this calendar year matches 1978 but more importantly I happened to notice that John F. Kennedy’s birth date (May … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Now

Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present. -Storm Jameson If you find that you often don’t sufficiently get the right kind of attention from people you meet or even family and friends, … Continue reading

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