Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Walk on the Cathedral Side

It's Sunday morning
 in Greenbelt Park.

 Branches bow over my sanctuary.

Green silence.

A bird or two for song.

Peace be with you.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hot Rocks

I wonder if it's OK to pick up souvenir stones while traveling.
If not, these are hot rocks.

You will find something more in woods than in brooks.
Trees and stones will teach you 
that which you can never learn from masters.
~~Saint Bernard

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Borgias are Back...

...and, I confess, so am I.
I can't resist 15th and 16th century intrigue.
The outrageous range of social classes.
Extravagant vs. rustic costumes.
Stunning architecture.
The clash of the privileged, powerful, and perverted.

Season 3 is now out in DVD and I'm picking up where Rodrigo Borgia (played elegantly by Jeremy Irons)
is recovering from an attempt of assassination by poisoning.

Lucrezia, the pope's daughter, is marrying Alfonso of Spain
to benefit "the family".

And Cesare is working all sorts of angles.

Also, The White Queen is now running on Starz.
I don't have that service
 so I've reserved it as a DVD on my Netflix queue.
That'll take 6-8 months.
Meanwhile, I can look forward to Downton Abbey in January!
Not so 15th/16th century but intriguing, all the same.

Oh, wait! My daughter-in-law just invited me to view The White Queen
at her house!

What do you find intriguing in movies?