Saturday, December 12, 2009

leaf, spray, purveyors


Posted by PicasaToday's leaf is hanging on.
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After the rain, from the wings and and tail feathers of pigeons, as they flap to and fro under the railway bridge that spans the platform at Tunbridge Wells station, clouds and rainbows of spray explode.
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A notice advertises "Purveyors of Quality Fresh Produce". I like the dignity of purveyors; nothing so mean as sellers or merchants.

3 comments:

The Crow said...

Purveyors suggest that the items were selected with care and consideration of the customers' desires, likes and dislikes. As though the purveyor were making offerings for our selection without the crassness of commerce entering the room.

Yes, you said it just right, just so.

:)

Plutarch said...

The dictionary suggests that the purvey refers to largely to food and drink. Chambers Dictionary is the most forthcoming in this resepct -To provide meals or provisions as one's business.

The Crow said...

My woefully inadequate vocabulary has foiled me again.

:)