Thursday, January 10, 2019


Cold, wet weather does nothing for a girls hair. Sophie has a ' I can't do a thing with it ' day.

Bob stands on his stump seat and watches a band of pilgrims . He has picked up a rubber ball and is squeezing it firmly between his jaws as they saunter by.  This gives him an unintentional Hannibal Lecter air.

Back in Scotland 'The Font' notices an unusually dour Presbyterian epitaph on a tombstone in the Cathedral.

And a 'Benjamin Franklin was here' plaque . How he managed to jet around in an age before jets is remarkable.

And some Thursday morning Mahler - which is very lyrical :


  1. The tombstone is indeed very Presbyterian.
    Good to start the day with Mahler, whose music always bring back fond memories of my father.
    Cheers, Gail.

  2. I think the tombstone is rather poetic. Kind of like "you never really know somebody."

  3. Hari OM
    Those words, in fact, show a depth of philosophic understanding beyond Presbyterian teaching ("We rejoice in the gift of eternal life: We have sure and certain hope of resurrection through Christ). The phrasing is closer to Vedantic understanding (pure consciousness: the life source of all that has been, is and will be throughout the entire cosmos), which does not provide any physical anchor for the roaming spirit.

    Given the spelling on the plaque, I am guessing the daughters of the revolution carried it all the way over the ocean... YAM xx

  4. Bailey Bob Southern DogJanuary 10, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    The two pictures of Bob surpasses adorable! Sophie’s hair resembles mine on this cold and blustery day.

  5. Bob's Hammibal Lecter face is more funny than frightening.
    Nice catch by Yamini MacLean on the DAR spelling. "Honors", indeed.

  6. I thank God every day for dogs, for they make me laugh out loud. Your sweet PONs cracked me up this morning.
    The laughs are somewhat harder to find in the states these past two years.... mostly due to men in dark suits. XXX

  7. I feel compelled to "correct" my comment on yesterday's post. In my haste, I read that The Font had been invited to give a lecture on volcanic and magmatic studies, rather than attend a lecture. As we are all in awe of her many accomplishments, I was quite willing to add one more to the list. After all, she IS The Font.

    And today's post brings something I thought impossible: a photo where dear Bob looks just a wee bit frightening. As for Sophie's hair style, I especially enjoy the photos of our lovely diva looking rumpled.
    Stephanie Jo in Northern California