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"goodness is timeless"

Happy early birthday to mayree! May you have a marvelous day and year to come, my friend.

I'm still trying to catch up after my most recent trip, but I had a few things to share.

It was our first snow this week.

The backyard:
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In the front yard:
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The frozen pond:
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Virginia, pining for her warm blankets:
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* In other news, several of the titles from one of my favorite publication series, Bison Frontiers of Imagination (Classic SF from the University of Nebraska Press), are currently on sale up to 50% off the regular price.

* The First Post has an interesting article about a great poet here: "Let’s give Auden the centenary he deserves." (Thanks to wellinghall for the link.)

* The Arthuriana/Camelot Project Bibiography of Modern Arthurian Short Stories has been updated to include a number of new citations, including information on two stories by Morgan Stuart.

* My website has been updated on several pages, including favorite links.

From Archeology
one moral, at least, may be drawn,
to wit, that all
our school text-books lie.
What they call History
is nothing to vaunt of,
being made, as it is,
by the criminal in us:
goodness is timeless.

from "Archeology," W.H. Auden


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Feb. 3rd, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Very pretty!!

We had a couple of hours snow a week or so ago that didn't settle... and then spring seemed to arrive. Ah well...
Feb. 5th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We had a couple of inches more yesterday morning that managed to melt away by afternoon.
Feb. 4th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
Your pictues are great, although Virginia doesn't look as if she is all that thrilled with the cold.

The link to the Modern Authorian short stories is awesome. One could spend all week and more just reading. Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 5th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! You're quite right: Virginia was ready to be back indoors under the covers. :)

I'm so glad you liked the Arthuriana link! They have a whole page of different bibliographies here
Feb. 4th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
You got more snow than we did from the looks of it. Oh well. Maybe Ary and I will get lucky and it will snow next weekend when we are at Fall Creek Falls. That would make a very cool and romantic weekend.
Feb. 5th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that would be romantic! I hope you have a fabulous time at Fall Creek Falls.

We got another couple of inches of snow yesterday morning - it was lovely! - but they had melted away by afternoon.
Feb. 5th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
We hope to. It is an anniversary/Valentine's Day getaway kinda thing.
Feb. 4th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
Oh, beautiful pictures.

I want some snow :-(
Feb. 5th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been wanting some, just like you. I saw all of these pictures of snowy places, and felt left out! Then again, when I heard about all the ice storms, I was glad I wasn't where those folks were!

Feb. 5th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
True, I wouldn't want ice storms either.
Feb. 5th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
And an early thank you to you! Beautiful pictures-we actually had 3-5 inches here on Thurs., but it was gone by Friday.

Feb. 5th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
I hope you have a fabulous birthday!!! :)

We had a couple more inches of snow here yesterday, but all of it was gone by afternoon. I guess that's the best of all possible worlds. You get to see the gorgeous snow, but then you get to drive on clear, dry roads!
Feb. 5th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
The pictures are very beautiful. On the whole I'm glad I don't live in a place where it snows, but I still miss it.

Thanks also for the quote. Auden is right about history being made "by the criminal in us," but it's a shame how fragile goodness so often is.
Feb. 5th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm very much a Fall and Winter person - my most comfortable temperature range is in the 40s - so we don't quite get as much cold here as I prefer. So I revel in it when it's here. I wish I could bypass Spring and Summer completely!

I find Auden fascinating. I'm glad you liked the quote.
Feb. 5th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Those photos are gorgeous. We had snow last Thursday but it only lasted about 2 hours before it changed to rain and all melted away.

How nice to have Morgan Stuart fiction cited in the Arthuriana bibliography! :D
Feb. 6th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked the pictures. We had a couple more inches yesterday morning, but by afternoon everything had melted away like a dream.

And thanks for the kind words, as well! :)
Feb. 7th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Gorgeous pictures, A.! I'd love to spend time in a frozen landscape at least once in my life.

Checked out some of the links on yr page, too. Excellent fun!
Feb. 9th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked the pictures. I can live without spring and summer, but I must have my fall and winter! :)

Thanks for checking out the links!

Hope all's well with you and the family - no more clowns! ;)
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