~ Adjectival forms of cities.
The Glaswegian dialect (also called Glasgow patter*) can be particularly difficult to decode. I learned the meaning of Glaswegian one evening this week and came across it the next day. Finding a new vocabulary word the second time is more fun than the first. Hey! I know you! (*So, noo thit yez ‘uv been telt aboot the wye thit
Glesca punters yaze ra patter don’t yooz bloks try in’ make
iz look luk eejits thit cannae talk right oan yer fancy high
falutin’ American websites, awright!!)
My son and I watched Gaudy Night on Netflix Instant Watch. As the movie opened on to an old English campus, Collin said “That looks Oxfordian” (can you see me looking at you, mouthing the word with a wide-eyed questioning look and shrug … Oxfordian?) I delight in learning correct local appelations which make me feel less like a tourist and more like a temporary resident. Coming from my son is sprinkles on top of Cold Stone. Oxfordian!
~ Pansies. There’s nothing like an injection of color on a gray-white February day. These girls need water, food, something. But they give me great pleasure. $0.98 at the local box store.
~ New food experience: friends had us over and fixed seafood gumbo. I learned that if it’s called gumbo it has okra in it. I never knew I liked okra! Yum, yum!
~ Photography tutorials
BetterPhoto.com The courses cost $$, but free tips and great links abound
PhotoSecrets.com I’m soaking up “Great Landscape Photography”
PhotoCourse.com Clicking on sample chapter downloads the entire book.
~ Resurfaced notes. I did a Grand Canyon Clean (very deep, took all day) of my desk and found this quote I scribbled down, no attribution, long before we were given a trip to Great Britain.
the art of enclosing light and air
in a shell of stone,
then Lincoln Cathedral is
one of the world’s masterpieces.
William Byrd was the organist at Lincoln from 1563-1572.
Do you know Byrd’s music?