Do you ever see something and know you just have to buy it? It is love at first sight. This happened on Saturday when we went to the garden nursery to buy some climbers for our living fence. There is a section of things for indoors or on your garden patio. I saw this lady on a shelf. She was the only one and I was struck by how well made she is. She is very heavy and it took some convincing Jos to get her off the shelf and put her into our cart. She is on the chest of drawers now in the guest room. I was struck right away by the Lord Byron poem when I saw her.....
"She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!"