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Memories of Green

A bright day, and not hot. Currently, it's only 80˚F, with the heat index at 83˚F.

I didn't find my way into the story yesterday or even a title. I hope to have better luck today.

We took another load of boxes to the Harris Building. I spent a chunk of the afternoon moping about. And then we went to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and walked among the trees and roses and what have you. There were turtles and koi in the Japanese Garden. It is a peaceful, beautiful place, and I expect we will visit it often. But I do miss the reflecting pool and fountain that once was located in front of the big conservatory building. Now it's just a patch of grass.

Last night, after Chinese takeout, we watched the sixth episode of Ken Burns' Vietnam documentary.

This morning, I finished Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo.

From Facebook this morning: I will only look back, to safer, saner, more civilized times, and while I know there are people who will be offended by my regressive ways, I am long past giving a shit. "These fragments I have shored against my ruins" and all that.

Please have look at the current eBay auctions. Thank you.


5:58 p.m.


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Jul. 24th, 2018 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not on Facebook, so I appreciate you cross-posting what you said onto here. I agree with you, and think I should get a tattoo that says "Nostalgia's bitch", something I think you may have actually said/written at some point.

And that's a lovely photo. It looks so inviting to sit in that little patch of cool under those trees.
Jul. 24th, 2018 07:35 pm (UTC)
The Botanical Gardens sound wonderful. I hope you get to go more often as well.
Jul. 25th, 2018 03:00 am (UTC)
I love going to the Botanical Garden here, especially in the winter.
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