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'A gaping silken dragon,/Puffed by the wind, suffices us for God./We, not the City, are the Empire's soul:/A rotten tree lives only in its rind.'

Friday, 16 March 2012

Still working out how to do this blogging fandango

All will doubtlessly become clear with practice, but I'm damn'd if I could work out how to post another image below. The image is 'Pipe tobacco of the moment':

A fine smoke, blended in Perth, the fair town, shortly to be city in this year of Her Majesty's jubilee. Perth, with its deep-flooding river, the two Inches, near the disappeared capital of the Picts, where I spent two years teaching the solid middle class of Perthshire.


  1. p.s I am tempted to fly the Ducal flag over our new construction but fear the family may object..

    I have always coveted those danish huts/sheds.

    1. Alan, you must! Use your painting skills to paint yourself a Ducal flag. You don't need silk, use some modern silk-like fabric and paint using acrylics. As for coveting Danish huts, I seem to remember that you have a beautiful, tongue and groove shed of your own, newly built, the envy of all true Sheddists (an order not too far removed from Trappists).