Flowers That Bloom In The Spring

Tra la! For the last Friday in May, we travel home to my backyard - my backyard of 2008. When the Wisteria ripened like grapes in autumn. So luscious they looked juicy. The vine is coming back now, after a couple of hard years. Wisteria can crawl all over your house, plucking at the weak spots in the siding, loosening shingles, and twining around ornamental trees. But as long as it puts on this yearly show, you forgive it for all the work it's made necessary the rest of the year. Read more about Flowers That Bloom In The Spring

April in Venice

If you go to Venice, go on a rainy day.


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Two ships


Back in 2005 when I made my first driving tour of England, an item on my itinerary was the shipyards at Southhampton, from which both Mayflower and Titanic sailed. One made it. One didn't. Nearby is a column dedicated to the first ship. Read more about Two ships

Great Scot!

It's Friday. Important issues have consumed our week and will consume them in the days to come. But take a little breather for just a moment. Spend some time at Abbotsford, just south of Edinburgh. Sit on a bench by the river and let the rest of the world go by. It will still be there when we return.

You might want to take a little book. Try this one: . Read more about Great Scot!