Spring is coming!

Okay, for all you people in the Northern Hemisphere, I know this is unseasonal, but Down Under, the winter still has bite but the garden is showing that spring is not far away.  From my desk I can see two late-winter flowering bushes that are making me very happy indeed.

The first is a pink Camellia, which is bursting with blossom and which has carpeted the ground beneath it with petals so thickly that all one can see is pink.

The other is a white star magnolia, which is also covered with flowers. Continue reading

Friday Favourites: Judith Leiber Handbags

And now for something completely different…

The other day, I was hunting through some old photos on the computer for something and came across a digital bundle of shots I took on Rodeo Drive, LA, in the shop of the extraordinary Judith Leiber. Continue reading

Friday Favourites visits the Sistine Chapel

In honour of the solemnity of this Friday for many people, I thought I’d share a quite extraordinary digital rendering of surely, one of the world’s most magnificent artworks, the Sistine Chapel, in Rome.

If you click on the picture below (which I took from the Wikipedia article on the Sistine Chapel) it will take you to an amazing, virtual tour of Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel.  With the buttons in the bottom left, you can zoom in or out, and by clicking and dragging with your mouse, you can change your angle of view.  I have no idea how they did this, but it’s wonderful.  A stunning Friday Favourite.

May your Friday be truly good.


PS: for those who read last week’s cocktail post and wanted the answer to the challenge question, I have put it at the bottom of the comment trail on that post.