February 25

I didn’t know that. Know that February is 25 today. Congratulations! That’s a nice number.
There’s been some chatter around the site that things can get confusing occasionally with all these fluffy white dogs climbing up everywhere and licking everybody and wagging their tails and looking for treats.

It’s true. It’s totally true.  I’ve felt that way myself.  If it was up to me I’d say ‘Absolutely right.’  Right on.  Righty-O.  Right as rain.

Right As Rain
Right As Rain

You can get kind of addicted to these images.  These strips of, what are they, landscapes?  Panoramas.  Profiles.  I forget the rest.

This Malbec is quite tasty.  And, for reasons not entirely understood, I’m thinking for some reason of Duff Cooper.

Duff Cooper quoted in Alexis Lichine’s Encyclopedia of Wine

“I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say was good for me.  Nor do I regret it.  Wine has been to me a firm friend and a wise counselor.  Often wine has shown me matters in their true perspective, and has, as though by the touch of a magic wand, reduced great disasters to small inconveniences.

“Wine has lit up for me the pages of literature, and revealed in life romance lurking in the commonplace.

“Wine has made me bold but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things but not to do them.

“Under its influence words have often come too easily which had better not have been spoken, and letters have been written which had better not have been sent.

“But if such small indiscretions standing in the debit column of wine’s account were added up, they would amount to nothing in comparison with the vast accumulation on the credit side.”

Duff Cooper:  “Old Men Forget”


7:17 pm.  There’s a dog howling around here somewhere, but it’s not ours.  Down below.  It’s an Aussie Dalmation yearning for it’s Aussie master and mistress.  The wind sets fair Saturday and everything is bent for Australia!  Hooray!  Howl howl!




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