Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Gardening: Coveting my neighbors' plants

So, it's spring, and the garden is looking lovely. And I'm looking at the neighbors' flowers.

I always do this. I have a few yellow tulips so far; I look longingly at the deep purple ones next door. I have candytuft covered in white flowers; I'm jealous of the bright magenta creeping phlox across from the high school. I had gorgeous true blue Siberian squills; I'm focused on the grape hyacinth growing all over town. My tulip-flowered magnolia is looking lovely, and I keep eyeing the kind with the fringed white flowers, growing in three different yards on our usual walk to lunch.

Would I swap my magnolia for theirs? Would I give up my squills for a healthy stand of hyacinths? Would I  even plant the phlox, much less dig up the candytuft to make room for it? No. But I still can't seem to keep my eyes on my own flowers.

Image: Mine.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Link: Himself's take on AIFF

We just staggered back from our first day at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Himself has been industriously blogging all day. I, on the other hand, feel up for some chocolate and some sleep. So I point you to his posts:

AIFF Day One: Snow!
Born to Lift
Blurred Vision, Happy Bird(er)s
Follow The Bouncing Ball

and no doubt he'll be commenting on the extremely disturbing Silver Tongues. All I can say right now about that one is: Yikes. Well, no, I can say that it was very, very good. And then I can say: Yikes.

Updated to add: And, indeed, you can find Himself's views on Silver Tongues in his post:

Freaky Weird Badness

Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rambling: What's up? And the film festival.

So, sometimes when I post non-perfume posts in The Other Blog, I find myself thinking, Oh, noooooo!, the readers on This Blog will miss learning about critical facts about my life!

Then I get a grip.

But all the same, I seem to have been doing all my recent posting over there, including non-perfume posting About the move, and, now, the film festival that I'll be attending for the next five days, and a glance at cocktails and Saturday night. So I figured I'd point to those posts, just for, well, context.

Image: Wikimedia Commons.