With thanks to Bert and Curt for spotting this wonderful performance and sending it on.
Best wishes for the holiday season, and here’s to better times ahead.
Well, not exactly, though it’s said that Jane Austen may have “based her idea of Pemberley on Chatsworth House”:
The eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of the valley into which the road into some abruptness wound. Continue reading
It is this madness to explain. . . .
—John Ashbery, The Skaters (I)
The thermometer reads 5 degrees; goldfinches hang from the feeder, juncos peck at seeds on the ground. I wonder at their ability to stay warm in this weather. I know there’s a scientific explanation, but I don’t need one: it’s enough to witness it. Continue reading