Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Watermelon Facts ~

* The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.

* Watermelon's official name is Citrullus lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitacae and it is a vegetable. It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.

* To save space in the Fridge Square watermelons are being grown in southern Japan

* Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn't contain any fat or cholesterol, is high in fiber and vitamins A & C and is a good source of potassium.

* Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Garden

"Nothing is more the child of art than a garden."

Sir Walter Scott

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Collecting ~ Children's Books

Contortionist and Juggler

Little Folks Painting Book
McLoughlin Brothers

Friday, June 15, 2007

"For Whom the Bell Tolls"

by John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Trivels are a multiplyin' Capt'n !

"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function."

Joseph Wood Krutch

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Collecting ~ Antiques

Village Scene
Oil on Canvas 19-1/2 x 24
Emile Barau
French 1851-1930

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Family Jewels ~ My Mother

Pamela Mary Elise
Hopewell Virginia
January 1972
...hair by "Jiffy-Pop"
This was a regularly inflated "Do".
Maintenance included the use of a Special silk pillow case and careful wrapping in toilet paper for overnight

Friday, June 1, 2007

On Film ~ "The Namesake"

The Namesake 2006
Director Mira Nair

Irfan Khan
Kal Penn
Jagannath Guha

A beautifully rich and timeless tapestry, not only for the eyes but also for the soul.
Universal truths connect the past and present with relevance for all

See this film ..."There are no accidents"