Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
A month or so ago I lamented that I could not find anything I wanted to read--and I need a book to be "in" at all times, in order to be happy! In my public library's used book funder-store, I found a nice old-fashioned copy of a little American cult classic called Winesburg Ohio by Sherwood Anderson--which I read as a high-school girl (tho not for school); thoroughly did not understand the book at that time!
The out-lying countryside is wonderfully described in simple, clear detail In the first few stories the author will suddenly break away from the subject at hand to inform his readers about rural American life in the long ago days just after the American Civil War---and he's writing for my Grandparents' generation. The presence of passenger rail as an everyday item is richly portrayed. Right up my alley, in other words. About 3/4 thru the book, suddenly all these disjointed stories meld in the readers mind. Cool. It just suddenly jells as a continuous piece, colorizes itself. Neat book, not always easy to read because some of the people are so crackers. Anderson personally influenced Faulkner, Hemingway etc. I'm such a fan of Wm. Faulkner and I can see that without Anderson, he may not have come up with that difficult classic, The Sound and the Fury. So what happened to Anderson? Typical early 20th Century artistic flame-out: he swallowed a toothpick likely concealed in a martini olive and it punctured his intestine and he died of infection. This was 1941 and they didn't have as many antibiotics and medical techniques.
Friday, November 18, 2011
last photo I took, on a brief fly-by a year or so ago in the grey snow. "Goodness, he certainly brightens up my day!" exclaimed Grandma.... Bird watching is much cooler than it sounds but I always feel like a dusty old fossil when I talk about it.
It wants to be a CameraCritter, too.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Today's Flowers and Shadow Shot Sunday.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Happy Birthday, Flowergirl. We will celebrate after your "kids party".
Monday, November 7, 2011
He's a Camera Critter now.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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