May 20, 2018:

Hola!

Yesterday Prince Harry married American Meghan Markle and I couldn't get enough of the royal wedding. What a gorgeous dress, the bride was radiantly beautiful and the church at Windsor - oh my goodness, the flowers alone were soooo beautiful. There's nothing like a good love story to make one appreciate how precious we can be (and should be) to each other.

I'm glad the weather was perfect yesterday for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding. I can't say the same for around here. Spring keeps teasing and then going away. This morning I woke up to a "balmy" 47 degrees F outside, rain, damp, and I turned the heat back on! It's May 20th, the heat. should. not. be. on. Period.

Last Thursday, however, was beautiful. I was able to get a goodly amount of yard and garden clean-up done over several days last week. I also took some photos of my flowering tree anchoring the north corner of my house and made the current collage. I think it's an ornamental cherry, and on the the other end of the house, I think that's called a purple sand cherry? I'll have to check that. The blossoms on the tree do not have a distinct fragrance, but the purple shrub that wants to be a tree (despite my hacking it back, back and back yearly - I'm losing, by the way) has myriad blossoms with a distinct fragrance. I can't decide if the scent is too beautiful to bear or too awful to smell, it certainly can be overpowering!

This coming week will be the third cut of the grass this season. We had rain late Friday night and then for several hours earlier this morning. This rain, on top of the rain we had over four days the prior weekend, and the grass is growing like nobody's business! I don't mind doing the grass, though, as long as it's not too hot, too cold, not raining, and not too windy. I'm not picky at all, am I...

I still have a lot of raking out of areas that suffered from snow mold over the winter, and have not yet really tackled cleaning out the north flower bed in the backyard. That will be a chore!

But Memorial Day weekend is coming. This coming Saturday I will be out with a friend (who has a nice large van - goody!) stocking up on potting soil, top soil to fill in never-ending low spots in the yard, grass seed, and lots of plants! For some reason, this spring seems busier than those in prior years. I can't figure out why that is...

Jan

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Why Do They Do This?

This dress has some possibilities for "commercial" production - minus the crap hanging down on the hem and adding some inches to the hemline.

The dress is - eh - but the look whoever gave to this model is grotesque.  Please, is it really necessary to ugly up a woman in order to make a "statement" on the runway?  And just what was the "statement," anyway?

My first thought upon looking at this image from Vogue.com was that the dress and look were created by a gay man designer who really really hates women, even if they are flat-chested with bad legs.  Come on, blue lips?  Is this some bizarre take-off on yesterday's "tribal" look?  Oh please. 

Turns out the designer is Mary Katranzou.  Is Mary a real she or a convert?  Guess it doesn't make much difference, either way, I think she hates women.  If she liked women and if she was comfortable herself with being a woman, she would never put a female model in such make-up and she would not turn out tramp-trash for the runway.

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