Thursday, February 12, 2009
What I Saw Yesterday
*dead craw fish thrown out on the tarmac at the Quick Stop
*bumper stickers reflecting the driver's resistance to our new President
*temperature of 70 degrees in February
*two words I did not recognize in Whistle the Cat's subscription to The New Yorker in a review of Hedda Gabler with Mary-Louise Parker as Hedda: crepuscular and termagant. The reviewer, John Lahr, used both four words apart. Thanks, Mr. Lahr, I enjoy unfamiliar words.
*crepuscular means resembling twilight. For you Twilight fans, Hey! thanks for dropping by. crespuscular sounds like a medical condition gone awry.
*termagant refers to an overbearing, nagging woman. Great. What's the word for a flustered, incapable man?
*Our early blooming azaleas are. How about that for a sentence? Camellias are finished, tulip trees are beautiful.
*Five days of moderate temperatures bring out the carpenter bees.