Monday, June 11, 2018



The rose is - 'The Ancient Mariner' a fine English rose from David Austin Roses

Friday, June 01, 2018


The Romanovs

Apparently the Tsar would whistle (it was their secret code) and the Tsarina would race blushing through the palace to be with him. I don't know how true the story is but its a nice way to think of it and eminently practical in a large palace with so many people watching your every move.

Monday, April 30, 2018