Sunday, 24 October 2010

england, america and possibly also australia

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.

George Bernard Shaw
Irish dramatist & socialist (1856 - 1950

there was a comment made in regard to the previous post
that set me thinking

the words were
"what if you did?"

here in Oz, it could suggest that the subject of the remark
was of little interest
on the other hand it may have indicated an enquiry
who knows
and it really doesn't matter

however it made me google the quote [above] and now
forces me to acknowledge that i have been erroneously ascribing this gem to Oscar Wilde
[and sometimes in a weak moment, Winston Churchill]

so that's sorted. good.
here's a Sunday harvest
bouquets all round on a glorious day


  1. you have beautiful poseys, we have frost. never ceases to surprise me, this reversal.

  2. What if you did...
    sounds a lot like what we said as kids to indicate what you did was of little consequence but we said ...
    "So what if you did."

  3. it's very clever that quote, the "separated" hit me like a brick and i often fall into it's potholes.

  4. it is interesting that American where I live and Australia where you live were both originally from British ties.. and you are always in the opposite season makes reading the blogs extra interesting.

  5. *each day comes just once in a lifetime *

    back of adelaide metro ticket
    just now found
    in small pocket

  6. I give you a bouquet of berries and colored leaves back

  7. Oh definitely USA and Australia...

  8. berries and coloured leaves most gratefully received
    quite possibly

  9. Thank you for the beautiful spring poseys. For most of us here in the US, no poseys. Instead, gorgeous dye pot color in hues of reds, oranges, russets, golds, yellows. Every shade of leaf color from the oaks, maples, sweet gum, hickories, and poplars. No need even to drive up into the higher elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains because the color spectacle is all around us in this little TN valley.

  10. Bearded Irises... and what a beauty! Those colors are Heavenly. Thankyou :)