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Andrea Penrose/Andrea Pickens/Cara Elliott
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Those first warm days after the chill of winter really are wonderful! Nothing better than being able to go outside without a heavy coat!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on The Four Seasons at Word Wenches
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So glad you enjoyed it, Teresa. Yes, I think all of us who live close to where we grew up notice that the climate has changed since we were children.
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Yes—all those things. I know it's not environmentally correct, but I do love the scent of wood smoke!
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Lovely descriptions, Margot! You spent your first winter in North Dakota??? Yipes,what a baptism by, er, ice!
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Fall seems to be the consensus among us!
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I'm not one for summer heat, either—especially humid heat! Still. I like four seasons, too!
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Sue, winter can definitely make one stir-crazy. And you've a rough one this year. Here it's been mild, but still, I love to be outdoors without having to get totally bundled up.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2019 on The Four Seasons at Word Wenches
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There's something very special about autumn light—it really does have a crisp clarity. Summer does tend to be too hot and humid, at where I live it does.
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What’s your favorite season, and what are some of the special things that you love about it? As March is here, and bringing with it the first change in season of the year, the Wenches decided to use this month’s Ask-A-Wench feature to wax poetic on the above question: Anne: In the Southern Hemisphere, specifically in Melbourne, the worst heat of summer is, I hope, behind us and we're gradually slipping into autumn, which is my favorite season. The days are sunny and bright and nicely warm, but not roasting, and the nights are blissfully cool, sometimes with a refreshing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Word Wenches
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I didn't realize that either! Thanks!
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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I don't write medievals, ha, ha, ha! Seriously, I love how I learn from our Wench readers! Thanks so much—another fy un nugget of information to rattle around in my brainbox.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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Happy to have sent others down sliding down rabbit holes! I've never seen The Duellists, but must watch it. You're right—so many cultures have rich traditions and rituals with swords.And yes, the Olympics is wonderful to watch. The speed and grace is really beautiful.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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Glad you enjoyed them. Having an art background, I have fun researching images!
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Thanks—so glad you enjoyed the post, Michelle. I love the Leslie Howard version of The Scarlet Pimpernel, but haven't checked out Anthony Andrews. Will do so! And thanks for the book recommendation. Sounds really wonderful!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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So glad you enjoyed it, Suzanne!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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Oh, nerd way! I hadn't thought about the spiral staircase and how it would favor one of the swordsmen, but of course that makes perfect sense! (Isn't it fun being a nerd!)
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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So glad you enjoyed the post, Vicki. I knew that "Angelo" was real, but didn't realize faamily's fencing traditions, or that they were so involved in training the British military!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Maryellen. The Princess Bride is one of my alltime favorites!
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Ha, ha, ha, Annette! It's a VERY long series. I think I would surrender after the 10th move!
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Glad you enjoyed the post, Jeanne. And thanks for the heads-up on those new-to-me authors!
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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Oh, Sue, I'm not THAT old either, but I now remember that Fairbanks Sr. film! I saw it a while back as part of a documentary, I think, on silent films and you're right—he was fabulous! Really interesting comment about the acting. Yes, to communicate without words required a real skill.
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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So glad you enjoyed it! History is even stranger than fiction! Or rather, it only enhances fiction!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Mary. I've never seen that clip, but MUST look for it. Gene Kelly is SO athletic and graceful—he must be absolutely fabulous as a swordsman! (Fluttery sigh.)
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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Oh, yes—I forgot about that one—it's a great swashbuckling scene, Lillian. I didn't realize Rathbone was a skilled fencer. Another fun bit of history to know!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on En Garde! at Word Wenches
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I loved the Elewes's bio! Reading about the movie was such great fun. And those two as dashing swordsmen are, to my mind, iconic!
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