Saturday, March 31, 2012

This and That, Here and There

Purple Lantana

Obviously I played with the above photo, but it IS nice to see the Lantana putting out again.

Jonathan Swift's list of When I Come to Be Old:

When I come to be old. 1699.

Not to marry a young Woman. 
Not to keep young Company unless they reely desire it. 
Not to be peevish or morose, or suspicious. 
Not to scorn present Ways, or Wits, or Fashions, or Men, or War, &c. 
Not to be fond of Children, or let them come near me hardly
Not to tell the same story over and over to the same People. 
Not to be covetous. 
Not to neglect decency, or cleenlyness, for fear of falling into Nastyness.
Not to be over severe with young People, but give Allowances for their youthfull follyes and weaknesses. 
Not to be influenced by, or give ear to knavish tatling servants, or others. 
Not to be too free of advise, nor trouble any but those that desire it. 
To desire some good Friends to inform me wch of these Resolutions I break, or neglect, and wherein; and reform accordingly. 
Not to talk much, nor of my self. 
Not to boast of my former beauty, or strength, or favor with Ladyes, &c. 
Not to hearken to Flatteryes, nor conceive I can be beloved by a young woman, et eos qui hereditatem captant, odisse ac vitare. 
Not to be positive or opiniative. 
Not to sett up for observing all these Rules; for fear I should observe none.

I like the qualification in the last one!

After reading Rian's post about her point and shoot camera, I located mine and now have the battery charging.  

I've been looking over some embroidery bits in the "odds & ends" box to see if I can use them on a prayer flag or a little quilt.

Today is such a lovely day!  Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!


  1. This had me chuckling! I'm aging fast here, so I'd better take heed!

  2. Nancy - Not only the items on the list, but that it was written by Jonathan Swift of "A Modest Proposal"
    is funny. Poor Swift his own decline was an awful one.

  3. You've captured some nice depth of field in your photos!

  4. Rian - Thanks! And now my point and shoot is charged, so I can take it with me when I go out!


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