Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sepia Saturday; 139; dogs, great and small!

Dogs as friends and companions, have always been in my and my family's life.

My grandmother with her dog Bläss;

My father with Molly.

Myself with "Lumpi" and my sister Rose. (It was custom to wear black for at least half a year when somebody close died.)

My daughter J. with Boy.

Now it's Billy.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Friday; azure;

White flecked azure; the sky, Thursday 9/8/2o12

The sky is the daily pleasure for the eyes; always different,  always changing. Titania

Photo/Text Ts

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Thursday; residuum;

Photo/my garden 

Feeling Old...ish? 
Relax, refresh, recharge, renew, revive, and rediscover yourself!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Wednesday; yesterday....

Photo/Herb garden;

....planted Parsley, Lemon Balm and Calendulas; The herb garden is in good nick again after the clean up. I scattered the seed of Basil and I cut  and dried all the Celery leaves  to add to the herb salt.
The entrance needs a new fence and it is ordered in primrose to match the stone pillars and the wrought iron gate.  The fence and gate is important to keep Billy who is not street wise in the garden, because the big entrance gate further down, stays always open. 

No gardening today. going out for lunch!

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tuesday; RED;

RED is popular in my garden;

Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognized as a stimulant red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Increases enthusiasm
Stimulates energy

The Romans liked red. Roman villas were decorated with vivid red murals. A  pigment, vermilion , was used for  the murals. Vermilion  came from the mineral cinnabar, a common ore of mercury.  It was one of the finest reds of ancient times – the paintings have retained their brightness for more than twenty centuries. The Romans mined Cinnabar  near Almadén, southwest of Madrid, in Spain. It was dangerous work in those mines, since mercury was highly toxic; slaves and prisoners were send to the cinnabar mines to work which was a virtual death sentence.

I like red in all its hues, from the strongest to the softest pink, from the brownish to orange all is popular in my book. I wear red jumpers, jackets;  does that mean ...look at moi?

 Walls in my home are red, it is unusual, but I like the unusual,
Red in a home looks warm and inviting.

Embrace RED in your life!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sunday; then...

Photo 1949

Growing up, Sundays were special. The family was together.  The house was clean as on Saturday the home was scrubbed from top to bottom.
We were dressed in Sunday clothes, socks and shoes.  My father used to cook lunch to give my mother a rest from cooking. We went for walks  or outings together.  We visited relatives or sometimes they visited us. I always looked forward to Sunday because it was THE special day in the week.   Titania
The name comes from the Latin dies solis, meaning "sun's day": the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also called Dominica (Latin), the Day of God. The Romance languages, languages derived from the ancient Latin language (such as French, Spanish, and Italian), retain the root.

….from The Taming of the Shrew W. Shakespeare
SCENE I. Padua. A room in BAPTISTA'S house.

I will to Venice; Sunday comes apace:
We will have rings and things and fine array;
And kiss me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday.

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