Sunflowers are bold and sometimes garish flowers. This sunflower in bud, however, suggests first of all modesty.
On the bedroom windows this morning there are patterns of condensation peaked like mountain ranges.
An old lady, whom I have known for a long time, says in a letter to me that she believes in reincarnation. I am not sure that I do, except perhaps in a literary sense. In a BBC 4 radio play this afternoon based on Patrick O'Brien's novel HMS Surprise, for example, I hear the voice of the original Barrett Bonden, now reincarnated as the author of the blog, Works Well.