March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor and Dicentra Spectabilis

Even though we knew she was perhaps the last of the great Hollywood Redwoods (as Dick Cavett so  astutely  described her), it still came as a shock to hear of her death.  It was a greater shock to hear my son say that he had never heard of her; words that simultaneously made me feel not only old, but ineffective as a cultural conduit as well.   Sigh.

So here.....in these images.....a bleeding heart......my homage to the exquisite Elizabeth Taylor.




Good night, beauty.  Good night, Elizabeth.

5 comments:

  1. I have always known about Liz Taylor. But it wasn't until I saw Cleopatra as an adult that I realized she was a total fox. Definitely one of the all-time greats. You need to educate that kid of yours!

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  2. I can't think of a more fitting tribute to Elizabeth Taylor than a bleeding heart...

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  3. Yes, Bleeding Heart is appropriate. She was a complex character, but she certainly lived her life fully! What a nice tribute.

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  4. Clever connection LL!

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  5. Indeed she was, dear Linda! Especially loved Liz in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (and Paul Newman *sigh*). Dicentra Spectabilis is a favorite in my garden too ... good choice!

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