Sunday, June 14, 2009

On the edge...

The Book Lady and her spouse invited this blogging woman and her spouse for dinner. It is one of those fortunate situations where the two women like each other, the two men seem to like each other and are companionable, and even better, the men and the women get along.

We saw some amazing things at their house. Amazing Native American artifacts. An amazing display of aerial acrobatics by at the hummingbirds they feed. A lot of hummingbirds, certainly more than I have ever seen at one time. Book Lady says there are at least 50. I believe her.

And a very amazing book. They have several of these rather special books in their private collection. There is more to certain old books than just the cover. When held the normal way...


these books look just like an ordinary book. But, when held “just so...” some amazing happens....


Magic....


And remarkably enough, the book with this marvelous edge-painting was the Robert Louis Stevenson book A Child’s Garden of Verses that I wrote about last month...

4 comments:

Tami said...

Well I just never

Lil Sis said...

That is really cool.

Wanda said...

Found my way here from The Weaver of Grass...wihed I owned the interesting book...but I do have wrens that build their nests almost anywhere...as in your umbrella.
I look forward to reading your older posts...Wanda

Wanda said...

Thank you Leilani for your visit...I mostly follow people I have something in common with or maybe can learn from...You are welcome to visit anytime...I would like to follow if that is ok!