Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton tortoiseshell, Nymphalis vaualbum, Vanesse du peuplier - overwinters in Canada. Flying around looking for food.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura - the sunlight shining through a small hole in my blind projected an image of the branches of a maple with flowers on the door.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

NEW MODEL ARMY - I Love The World

Seems appropriate for this time.

Coronavirus - all the toilet paper and hand sanitizers are gone from the shops.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Sarah Bernhardt

I met someone who said he appeared onstage with her during World War I. She was the Goddess of Victory and there were four soldiers, English, American, French and the Canadian, who I met, who carried her out on their shoulders on a chaise sedan.  He said she had a really clear voice even at her age, and when they were going on stage the Frenchman said to him "Tu sais mon vieux, elle a une jambe de bois - tu peux me croire - je l'ai senti!" - "You know, old man, she's got a wooden leg - you can believe me, I've felt it!"
He'd told me a few other stories, which I can't verify - He said he worked as a dresser on the 1926 production of Mae West's Sex. He said they just left an empty stage with the lights on for a few minutes when the couple left the stage to go have sex, so the audience would imagine it, rather than going straight to intermission.
Sarah Bernhardt in 1864; age 20, by photographer Félix Nadar