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The Flood of the Century in Southwest France, 3-4 March 1930


On Saturday 1st March 1930, 85 years ago, torrential rain started to fall on already saturated ground in Southwest France. Unseasonably high temperatures brought by southerly winds rapidly melted the thick mantle of snow that had fallen in late winter on the mountains. 775 more words

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More on bonnets of the Touraine

Hi all, image from an old postcard I recently bought at a brocante in the area.

Loire Valley History

The Saddhu Of Couva

When sunset, a brass gong,
vibrate through Couva,
is then I see my soul, swiftly unsheathed,
like a white cattle bird growing more small
over the ocean of the evening canes,

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A Lit Major At The Movies: Mary Poppins (1964)

A few months ago I was supposed to read P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, and then watch the film version. Well, I did one but not the other… 1,296 more words

20th Century

Blue Agate Bookends

I love this color blue, especially as nothing quite like it occurs naturally. I’ve similar tones on EPA Superfund sites though . . .

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20th Century