A dear friend gave my husband this silver box several years ago. It’s engraved, rather cryptically, with the letters “CWDGA,” which for some reason I never thought to Google until just now: it stands for “Chicago Women’s District Golf Association.” The box is quite tarnished, as you can see. That would mortify my husband, but I actually like the patina silver gets when it begins to tarnish.
Delivered my final member talk for Extreme Nature this afternoon! I started interpreting this seafloor scene by Alphonse de Neuville by reading from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) : "We were lit by a subdued light. An instant later our feet were treading the bottom of the sea. And now, how can I convey the impressions left on me by this stroll under the waters. Words are powerless to describe such wonders! When even the painter's brush can't depict the effects unique to the liquid element, how can the writer's pen hope to reproduce them?"