Monday, March 9, 2009

for the roses

A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even one solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it.
Vita Sackville-West (b. 9 march 1892 - 2 june 1962) novelist & poet

joni singing for the roses live at carnegie hall in 1972

oh, today is also considered this 'gal's' birthday

15 comments:

R.L. Bourges said...

you have no idea how those flowers are lighting up my room right now. Vita Sackville-West sure had that right.

As for Joni... sans commentaire, a great song.

Mademoiselle Barbie, ah oui, ah oui. I, ah...prefer Joan Baez? Am I abnormal, you think? :-)

best, kimy from the worok in Graulhet (that's what word verif is calling me today)

Eternal Free Spirit said...

Those flowers are beautiful and I couldn't agree with that quote more. I got a hanging plant for my room about a month ago and since then it's just altered the room somehow. Before it seemed lifeless now it seems alive. Gotta love living plants.

John Hayes said...

Sackville-West wrote some interesting material about gardens & gardening. Love the pic & the video link.

flawsnall said...

Beautiful arrangements...makes me feel some of every season...

Roy said...

Ahhhhhh! It's always nice to look at flowers and listen to vintage Joni. And yeah, I learned about today being Barbie's birthday on the news this morning. Didn't you post the video of the Barbie Song for the "Toy" TT?

California Girl said...

I almost wished you a "Happy Birthday" and, just before tapping the publish button, I thought to check who "this gal" is.

Your flowers are gorgeous. I'd rather receive flowers than almost anything except a good piece of equipment for my kitchen ;>)

Ronda Laveen said...

Beautiful arrangement. I have never heard of Sackvill-West until now. Love gardening and flowers so will check it out.

Merle Sneed said...

If I was rich, a giant bouquet would be delivered every morning. I love the flowers.

Dot-Com said...

What an amazing flower arrangement!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

a word about the flower arrangement: this was an arrangement made with gathered flowers from the garden and woodlands near a friend's home in vermont in early september....this was one of many 'arrangements' created one morning in anticipation of her daughter's wedding that was taking place later that day.

the wedding was perfect. a&b's wedding was just one more example that keeping things simple and local can be the best path to take....

rlb -worok, sounds very space-age!

efs - lots of plants in one's health is not only beautiful but healthy!

jh - ;)

flawsnall - flowers gathered in the autumn have that ability of being celebrants of many seasons!

roy - good memory!

calif - i too love getting flowers, picking flowers, looking at flowers, buying myself flowers....well i (heart)flowers!!!

ronda - am happy to introduce you, vita was a very close friend of virginia woolf and part of the bloomsbury group of writers and intellectuals in england at the turn of the 20th century - have fun exploring vita and her gang! if you are like me one thing will lead to another....

merle - me too! but there is little chance that will ever happen!

dc - fleurs to you!!

Avid Reader said...

Loved her in concert a few years back--doing her "hits" and also some duets and newer Jazzy stuff that was great! She keeps growing and it's nice.

Avid Reader said...

The BBC is reporting that Barbie is in a "mid-life crisis" over a slump in sales. (!) slow news day.

e said...

Kim,

Thanks for sharing the lovely flowers and your time at the concert! Both are beautiful. I am cursed to be of a generation in which Barbie is an icon. I prefer both Joni and Joan.

flawsnall said...

oh, i forgot to ask about your flower -arrangement, kimy...are the berries real? i'm still struck by the colors...the variety--and i like Calfornia Girl's comment...i want to tell you happy birthday, too...who said it really has to be the day?

happy birthday

mouse (aka kimy) said...

avid - I'm crossing my fingers that joni goes on tour again. I'm with you she gets better and I love that she never is shy of experimenting and trying out any style!

joni's website has a chronology of appearances feature, which is really great. I was able to find the date of the time I saw her in fw:
"1976.05.16 Tarrant County Convention Center Fort Worth TX Joni's guest appearance with The Rolling Thunder Revue."
joni - bob and baez (among others)-- does it get any better.

re barbie - well why should she be spared a midlife crisis....last week I think it was the diane rehm show had a segment devoted to barbie and one of the barbie experts stated that barbie is now popular among 3 year olds and isn't cutting edge enough any more for older girls who back in the day used to play with her....

e - to paraphrase a taunt: "joan and joni rule .... barbie drools"

flawsnall - the berries a real. thanks for the birthday wishes....I am very happy to have been born on whatever day that was! happy birthday to you too!