- When I was watering the outdoor plants this morning, I accidentally knocked off these lovely blooms from the Dragon Wing Begonia. The leaves are still damp from the morning drink. I have these pretty pottery bud vases, that usually go unused, and hope the blossoms last a little while in this one.
- Lots going on in this photo - the basket was found at an antiques shop in the North Carolina mountains. It's called a "Jeremiah Basket" (it still has a tag on it, brown with age) and was made by a woman named Dorothy Sprinkle. I love Dorothy's basket.
- I've had those four paperback books (lying horizontally), since I was a teenager. Treasures I decided to keep. And my friend Karin Slaughter has the rest of that shelf dedicated to her books.
My friend Meda, who lives in the UK, had just posted the following YouTube video of La Marseillaise (the French National Anthem) - subtitled Echoes of France - in honor of Bastille Day, on facebook, just before we heard of the latest attack last night in Nice. I am heartsick. So I share this video in a sort of tribute to the people of Nice. It features Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli & Le Quintette du Hot Club de France (1946).