Friday, November 13, 2015

Bittersweet, for Friday the 13th


  1. Dean is First and we are so lucky!
    Have a good Friday the 13th!

  2. I cut out the Bittersweet this past week. What a job!! I fully expect to find more next year, but we'll be vigilant.

  3. Bittersweet is a lovely Crayon Color and a lovely plant.

    1. It is a beautiful plant, but also a dangerously invasive species, capable of felling trees.

  4. IMHO it is premature if not counterproductive for the U.S. to start proclaiming at this early stage who they think is responsible for the Paris attacks. "It's not ISIS; it's probably Al Kaida..." Maybe U.S. terrorism experts should shut up and let France get on with mourning their dead and working out exactly what happened. I mean, in case nobody has noticed, U.S. anti terrorism experts don't exactly have a stellar track record.

  5. After hearing and reading about the terrorist attacks in Paris just now, it seems terribly inappropriate, but this morning I saw a really cute story in the local newspaper about a sweater. [Click]


    P.S.: And in the UK, Tesco is now carrying frozen avocados--ripened, peeled, cut in halves, pit removed and flash frozen (like they do with berries these days). The price seems to be about 50 cents U.S. per avocado.

  6. Currently reading The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1, the new book by Jim Butcher. I'm enjoying it very much. It's a sort of cross between Steam {Punk and High Fantasy, very exciting with some interesting characters. It's much more to my taste than most Steam Punk, probably because it's not faux Victorian but in its own unique and well-drawn world. There are also airships, a couple very attractive young female characters and, of course, a talking an heroic cat.