1 December 2006

Crystal Creatures

Visitors to Dublin may not know about a national treasure that will remain on display until 7 January, 2007. The Natural History Museum on Merrion Square has featured a low-key exhibition of Blaschka glass models of marine animals. They are so fine that it is often difficult to see the difference between them and real dried specimens.

The history of these glass objects is readily available on the web.

28 November 2006

Old Roses

These old Bourbon roses are worth planting now. Madame Isaac Pereire is intensely fragrant.