POINTS TAKEN…and BEYOND NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN “All his own geese are swans, as the swans of others are geese.” Horace Walpole (1717-97) British writer Referring to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Wait! Wait! shouts My Reader. Geese? What geese? That’s a cow…I don’t see any geese! Point taken… Share this:EmailPrintMoreLinkedInTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 41 thoughts on “POINTS TAKEN…and BEYOND” Yes, it is definitely a cow …! But what a beautiful one. LikeLike Your geese-cow wears my age on his ears haha. LikeLiked by 1 person There you are!! Busy as ever I am assuming. Hoping school and work are going well. Always nice hearing from you, Monica. XORaye LikeLiked by 1 person 🙂 Cows are comforting as I come from Eastern Oregon, but geese…please tell me more 🙂 Enjoy the remaining days of summer, R., hopefully you’ll have some sunshine! LikeLiked by 1 person More sunshine here, R., before fall/winter sets in! Squirrels are so busy gathering, gathering. I think they know something the rest of us don’t? The geese? Another story. Another day… LikeLike Enjoy the sunshine ~ not a better place to be than in the PNW in summer/fall 🙂 The squirrels always seem to know a bit more, they do not believe in procrastination as the rest of us… LikeLiked by 1 person Oh you are clever! LikeLiked by 1 person Always good to see you here…where the green grass grows greener! LikeLiked by 1 person My dream trip…back to Italy…Siena is definitely on the radar. Don’t answer this but I do hope you are going to eat (and learn how to cook unless you do already which I know you do) some absolutely to-die-for Swedish food! HA….just kidding…that would be Italian cucina and let us not forget the cafe’ lattes. Have several for me…and then some. Drink for both of us!! Make a journal. Make it the trip of just one life time…since you have many more to come! Loving you from this west side of the planet and wishing…I were going with! XOXOXRR LikeLiked by 1 person Few people are aware that Horace Walpole, referred to as “Bubba” by his mates, wore the number 47 as a cricketer while a student at Stafford-on-Thames. Being something of a savant when it comes to arcane trivia on 18th century British prep-school athletics, I picked up on that right away. LikeLike A-HA!…a typical response from a well-affected, well-meaning, well-intentioned Wellington wearing Walpole wannabe….I picked up on that right away. (Hi Darling…how was your holiday?) LikeLike Wonderful! We were able to avoid the Portland heat wave and the coast was serene. The only thing missing was a cocktail with my favorite blogger. Raincheck? LikeLike Hosing off my barn boots as we speak…! LikeLike Went to the local rodeo last night. Though this is a cow, it resembled the bulls (just without horns), which charged around the arena. Photos to follow…. no geese. Oscar LikeLike Just so you know….geese horns are removed early on. Much to dangerous to sport in any arena…rodeo or otherwise. Honk if you agree…. LikeLiked by 1 person I don’t need no stupid geese I got a cow LikeLiked by 1 person You may have just offended all members of HONKERS of AMERICA. However, THE MOOERS MOVEMENT have made you an honourary member….meetings every other month. Be there! LikeLike I’ll will be there With my glass LikeLiked by 1 person When your days are numbered, it is OK to think you are a goose. Or, even a swan, #47. LikeLiked by 1 person True words….”days are numbered” once one (geese or swans or otherwise) reach a certain age. Truer words: keep dancing! LikeLike Oh, she’s gorgeous! I love the transitions in the squares, and the way the orange contrasts with the purple you’ve used. Smashing! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Rebecca…I’ll take that “smashing” thank you very much! Remember your post of painting squares and I commented that I was going to try it, too? NUMBER FORTY SEVEN is the result….I somehow got lost along the way…. LikeLiked by 1 person Oh, that’s so lovely to hear. Thanks! It doesn’t look like you got lost at all though. 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Again, many thanks for the inspiration! LikeLiked by 1 person What a lovely cow. I don’t think she looks anything like a goose. LikeLiked by 1 person De’-ja vu all over again, Hugh. Your comment from THE WEATHER REPORT “…a bird in the bowl plus three in the bush” applies here. Loosely. Applies loosely. You are so welcome. LikeLike Hey hey hey … the Rose City Queen is in the WP house … which thrills me to no end. 😀 … And I’ve spent time looking for the geese in the painting …. just like Where’s Waldo! Cheers to you!!!! … and something for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8nSaydD3s8 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person OH MY GOODNESS….I could soooo dance that!!!! Are you practicing???? You haven’t found another Tango partner have you? If so….we definitely need to talk! LikeLike I knew you would love that. I took some basic Argentine Tango lessons this summer. … and the instructor gave us this video of a highly competitive couple dancing very basic steps … but making it look great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr_3pNlzkjY&feature=youtu.be … enjoy LikeLiked by 1 person See?…we could be like those trains who can….We can! We can! Wink wink LikeLiked by 1 person You will enjoy Argentine 😉 …. How have you been? LikeLike No! After all the travelling I’ve done and the many countries…mostly Europe, parts of Asia and the Middle East…South America was never on the radar. However…..!!!! Have you been? LikeLike OH my … you have been travel mania! Hopefully all the travels were good and enjoyable. It’s been a hotter than normal summer in Cincinnati … too hot and humid! … Working PT at a golf course. … but looking into more Argentine in the fall! LikeLike You have taken me to greener pastures. I might be Number 48 or 47 or 100,001. But historically, metaphorically, and possibly probably existentially it is better to behold the cow of someone else. Whatever the hell that means. LikeLiked by 1 person Greener pastures……ahh such a visual. But that’s all. Greener. Pastures. That’s it. Whatever. Meanings, taken in and/or out of context….so over rated! LikeLike Maybe I should have linked to this http://texastravestyarchives.com/content.php?issueNumber=2003_11&story=existentialist and said nothing and just zipped it. Or, linked to this http://www.beyondplumcreek.com/shtufffs/?m=201406 and say art can be interrupted in infinite ways and the viewer looks for icons. LikeLiked by 1 person “Tortured by the cold truth of isolation, Isabel…”(aka #47)”…remains a slave to her intellectual inferiors, keeping her emotions bottled up inside.” Spot on, Calvin! Light-hearted (and headed) existentialism at its best! Forget those green pastures, hey what? Meet you at the watering hole. LikeLike Love seeing you again… Now trying to figure it out… Regardless! xoxo LikeLiked by 1 person Don’t bother…figuring it out. You been so busy, Missy Lovely! We’ll talk later. Besties coming from UK…after they leave…we’ll talk! Hoping you are so well and good you sparkle with brilliance. xoxoxoxRR LikeLiked by 1 person My brain is mush, to be sure… I will (I hope) start solidifying it this Friday and for the next 17 days after as I wander the Tuscan countryside… As for the sparkle! Did I ever this past Thursday and Saturday, celebrating Mehndi Night and Wedding for my neighbour and former babysitter! LikeLike Comments are closed.