The Crossroads of the Aether
This is my first "go" at starting a discussion, so here it is----Since this is a bicycle style group, I was wondering if anyone wishes to comment on the following:1. How many of you have bikes and…Continue
A Solo Tweed Ride Today.
Route: Greenway from Riverbank to End of Third Creek. There and Back.
Temp: 65 F.
Attire: Harris Tweed coat, gray vest w. silver watchchain, banded collar shirt, tan knickers , black bicycle socks, brogues.
A springlike day of warm zephyrs and frog chorus with antiphons. The path crowded. Coffee on the terrace at the half way point.…Continue
The afternoon breeze pushed relentlessly against me as I rode along the river. There were white caps on the waves near the center of the stream. My Harris Tweed was obviously not enough so I halted momentarily and added my scarf and gloves. How deceptive the winter sun and billowly white clouds on the horizon!
On rounding the first curve of the Greenway at Third Creek, I head again the spring peepers singing out in full voice into the wintery breeze. They, at any…Continue
Apprehension turned to despair as I topped Jellico Mountain to discern the Heavens in a swirling mass of slate clouds tumbling madly from the West. "It will be a dismal day at Cigno-Pozza and the Countessa's guests will most likely have to huddle inside close to the roaring fire", I predicted.
My predictions proved correct, partly. I rounded the gravel drive with the lake to my left pebbled with tiny raindrops and the house to my right tucked, as always, against the wooded…Continue
I discovered this fascinating site by accident. The painting Traveling Companions by Augustus Leopold Egg on the title page of Neo-Victorian Studies captured my imagination immediately and continues to resonate. I am familiar with the painting since it is prominently displayed on the dust jacket of The Oxford Book of Travel Verse. The creators of Neo-Victorian Studies have included a most fascinating interpretation of the painting, a sense given to a beautifully rendered…Continue