“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” ― Vincent van Gogh
By: Proserpina, 2:35 AM GMT on November 23, 2014
The first Thanksgiving by Jean Louis Gerome
Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.
Painting by Norman Rockwell
The following sites have lots of info about Thanksgiving, including some fun facts...
Updated: 2:39 AM GMT on November 23, 2014
By: Proserpina, 3:07 PM GMT on November 08, 2014
October 27, 2014 Mount Vernon Excursion
I have visited Mount Vernon many times, the last time it was with my sister and her husband who were visiting from the Midwest part of the USA. It was a family outing as it also included my brother, a friend, and my husband.
Mount Vernon Plantation was the residence of George Washington, the first President of the USA. It is a very popular spot to visit and over a mi...
Updated: 3:58 PM GMT on November 12, 2014
By: Proserpina, 7:08 PM GMT on October 04, 2014
For the month of October, I'll try to post a poem or a quote a day.
And if possible I will include a photo that somehow points out something in the poem or quote.
The Rainy Day
The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
Updated: 2:17 PM GMT on October 28, 2014
By: Proserpina, 4:15 PM GMT on September 16, 2014
For me the glory of the morning is a MORNING GLORY!
Ipomoea Purpura (common Morning Glory)
The botanical name ipomoea is from the Greek ips, meaning "worm", and homoios,"resembling" so the meaning is "wormlike", while the family name for all the morning glories, convolvulaceae, comes from the latin convolvo meaning "to intertwine".
September is represented by two flowers, Asters and Morning Glories. While Aster is the symbol for pow...
Updated: 1:20 PM GMT on September 26, 2014
By: Proserpina, 11:29 PM GMT on September 09, 2014
Myopic is an adjective meaning shortsighted in every sense. Whether you need glasses or a new attitude, if you can't see the forest for the trees, you're myopic.
Synonyms: nearsighted , unimaginative, uncreative, unadventurous, narrow-minded, small-minded, shortsighted
In my opinion the DC school system is a pure example of myopic thinking!
Today’s Washington Post is carrying an interesting article by Pet...
Updated: 5:59 PM GMT on September 14, 2014