06 December 2010

more favorite things...

My great-grandfather's pastels.  He was offered a scholarship to study art in Rome.  His father disapproved of this, believing that a career making art was unacceptable. My great-grandfather ran away to become a sailor instead.

A pin-cushion made from an old woolen cape sewn for me by my grandmother, and a floral cotton dress she made for herself.

A well-loved old British road atlas.  My mother received a Fulbright teaching scholarship and we lived here for one year.  

I collect books.  This is a French children's songbook with the most delicate and beautiful illustrations.

Delicious persimmons. This one is a Hachiya, inedible until it's the consistency of custard.

My modest feather collection.

My OED! 

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