The end of time

I hadn’t made the connection before, but this piece and just thinking of Riga makes me hum Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love.” Found a video of him singing itand finally figured out how to embed it! Yay!  This version is my favourite,from Austin City Limits in 1988. He looks much likeContinue reading “The end of time”

Phoney Fake Fabulous Fun

Despite that glitz and glamour are about as far from anything I would define as ‘my style,’ I love it on a ship – the glitzier and more over the top, the better. I suppose it’s the immersion in a world that is not mine, not of my design or under my control.  And notContinue reading “Phoney Fake Fabulous Fun”

The Rose in My Garden

Actually, this rose is NOT in my garden, it is in the Parnell Rose Garden, in Auckland. I love the phrase though as it is the title of one of my daughter’s favourite books books when she was small, by Anita and Arnold Lobel. (I think that’s their names, too late to look them upContinue reading “The Rose in My Garden”

Johnny Jump Up

One of the sure signs that spring is here, despite the cold that just won’t quit is the annual Parnell Rose Festival, arts, crafts, and roses, roses, roses. Yes, I took some very nice photos of some of the roses, though I was with a friend who is not used to being with a photographer,Continue reading “Johnny Jump Up”

St Petersburg Morning

We took a dawn cruise on the Neva on out second day in St Petersburg. The air was heavy and grey flecked with drizzle… then it changed its mind… I am sure I should know the name of this cathedral, but I don’t… No time today to Nanowrimo today- worked on wedding stuff all dayContinue reading “St Petersburg Morning”

no left turn

Seems sometimes the places you just can’t get to are the most appealing. And you’ve to wonder what would change if you could. This is an NYC subway station. Day 3 of the NaNoWriMo. A wee bit ahead on the word count. A wee bit confounded at what’s coming out onto the page. I hadContinue reading “no left turn”