Sunday With Tulips

I had all kinds of walking and photographing planned for today, this Sunday of my birthday and so the kind of day that asks to be celebrated. Which in the event it has been, but not by very much going outside. I did get out early on to buy some bread but on the way […]

We’re all light

I love all of the days and times of the year, but particularly this one. The throw the doors open, let the light in, eat outside, springtime. Like the first time you heard ‘Up town top ranking’ or ‘One day like this’ it gets me every time. The upsurging joy of spring. Some of it […]

Tulip Mania

In 1637 in Holland a single tulip bulb was briefly worth more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled worker. Indeed for a long time the volatile rise and fall of the Dutch tulip market was held up as an example of the first economic bubble, where fortunes were made and lost in […]

So what?

Reflections on a year of blogging. Well then, a year ago this week we turned our mostly static website into a blog. And now, 190 posts later I’m here to ask the question, so what? What has been the effect of all this writing? Of posts covering the spectrum from sweets in the 1960s to […]