Friday, January 25, 2008



Today is the birthday of Robert Burns, and the OED Online Word of the Day is a fitting one, haggis. The Nanny States of America forbids the importation of this delicacy.

Today is also the birthday of the Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898). I especially love his paintings of trees, with their intricate detail. There is a good selection for viewing at Olga's Gallery. Here is Shishkin's Winter:

<< Home
Newer›  ‹Older

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?