Quotations from Virginia Woolf, often (but not always) linked to flowers, usually inspired by what is in bloom, and accompanied by my photos and artwork or that of friends. (Quotations are from the standard American editions: mostly the annotated Harcourt Brace series edited by Mark Hussey)
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Talland House View: July 12, 2015
View from Talland House in 2002 and 2012
And then just opposite the Lookout place a great square oatmeal coloured hotel appeared when we came down in July. My mother said, with her dramatic gestures, that the view was spoilt; that St. Ives would be ruined. For all these reasons, then, a house agent's board appeared one October in our gardens; and as it needed repainting, I was allowed to fill in some of the letters -- This House to Let -- from a pot of paint. The joy of painting mingled with the dread of leaving.