Saturday morning, May 20

1) How brief is lilac-time. Having my coffee in the parlor this morning and looking into the garden. The green leaves are chasing the lilac blossoms right off the branches. There's only a veneer of flowers left on the top. Behind it the redbud tree is now completely green.

2) My thanks to the FB friend who pointed out yesterday that today is Eliza Doolittle Day, so we should all have a good viewing of either or both Pygmalion with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller, and My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, and all those ravishing gowns by Cecil Beaton. Preferably both. Here's a link to the former to get you started:

2a) Because of course you remember the lyric "Next week on the 20th of May I proclaim 'Liza Doolittle Day."

3) Wanting to begin this day with a feeling of gratitude for the many comforts in my life.