I should be working right now (modernizing the style of a philosophy book translated into overly formal English from German many years ago — I just can’t get excited about it right now!) but instead I’m gazing out the window at some amazingly tall wildflowers waving about in today’s rainstorm.
Ooop, yes, that’s got me out of my seat and searching for my wildflower book … very tall upright plant, bright yellow flowers, petals arching back … crosscheck with Google images … YES! We have identified it: Rudbeckia laciniata, the green-headed coneflower.
The kids are at Camp Enchantment, hubby is puttering around in the kitchen making homemade bread and soup (bless him!) and I’m seriously considering turning off the computer and lounging on the bed with a cat and a book.
It’s that kind of day.
I’ll end with some photos from last weekend’s trip to the Met Museum.
A detail of E. A. Abbey’s King Lear: Act 1, Scene 1, which completely shocked me as I rounded a corner in the American Wing. This is a massive painting [54.25 x 127.25 in. (137.8 x 323.2 cm)], and was created during the late 1890’s, one of my favorite art periods. The full painting can be seen here.