Tuesday, January 15, 2008




Outside Paul's house is a massive Japanese maple,
and this morning the sun shone through all its
iced branches, making a prism of every melting
snowdrop. One could only guess that a tree
much like this was the inspiration for the
first crystal chandelier. (Crystal chandeliers
date back to the 18th century.) I stood beneath
and was gently tick-tick-ticked by falling ice.

3 comments:

  1. aren't you supposed to be calling it "our" house?

    need some beans for sniffin?

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  2. A lovely photo, not matter whose house.

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