Thank you, bushboys world, for hosting the Last on the Card challenge. It is good to look back, to see where one has been, the past month.
Well, self has been where she’s usually been, when she’s home: her garden!
It is a work in progress. Every single one of the plants here (except for the plum tree and the photinia) was something she added just this year. She doesn’t have a gardener, so she does all the hauling of soil and all the planting, herself.
After at least a dozen failed attempts to grow a bougainvillea over the years (all her memories of the Philippines have bougainvillea), this year she decided to give it another go. After two months, the bougainvillea is finally starting to put out new shoots!
Took this picture yesterday evening, on the Great Western 18:28 from Paddington Station. It had been a long, full day in London. It started with lining up at 10 a.m. to enter the National Gallery, being thrilled by the greatness of Raphael, meeting Old Map Man for a walk along Craven Street to the Victoria Embankment, getting sloshed by a terrific thunderstorm, taking refuge in Waterstones on Trafalgar Square, arriving in London Review Bookshop dripping wet, heading straight to the lower floor, finding a book to buy (three inches thick, oh no!), then training back to Oxford.
Bushboy’s Last Photo on the Card allows self to share one more photo from the Titanic Belfast Museum, which she visited yesterday. It was an unexpectedly emotional experience.
There is a very swank hotel next to the museum. Yesterday afternoon, the hotel’s formal dining room was all decked out for a wedding reception. In the lobby were lovingly restored photographs of the ship at launch. You’d think the associations would keep people from wanting to get married there, but the opposite seems to be the case.
This ship’s model was on the second floor, away from the crowds. (The museum got very, very crowded mid-afternoon, at which point self put on her mask. People were staring. But self would rather be safe than sorry.)
I’ve been taking more pics with my cell these days. The last pic I took with my Nikon coolpix on September 23, 2021:
“Pink Over Red”: Mark Rothko, American, born Latvia (1903 – 1970), Stanford’s Anderson Collection
Stanford’s Anderson Collection had re-opened to the public, the day before. It so happened that Sept. 22 was also Dear Departed Mum’s birthday; she would have been 86. So, I was full of FEELZ when I stumbled across this Rothko.