Sunday, November 18, 2012
1848 Denmark: Frederick VII becomes a thoroughly undistinguished king.
1856 Monaco: Florestan I dies, leaving the principality divided and poor; Charles III becomes sovereign prince and founds the Casino at Monte Carlo.
1863 Denmark: Christian IX becomes king; he is married to the king of Sweden's daughter; his son George is king of Greece; his daughter Alexandra marries king Edward VII; his daughter Dagmar marries the Tsar of Russia; his daughter Tyra marries the duke of Cumberland; his grandson becomes Haakon VII, king of Norway.
My Danish guidebook states that he was a very popular, friendly man. It also says that he renounced absolute power and orchestrated a constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech, among other things. I don't think he was undistinguished at all! So 'boo' to Gordon Kerr on that one.
On another note I do love Japanese Maples and that scarlet one looks particularly nice. I have a line of them in the garden of our house in Australia and they always put on a nice show.
Love your autumn colours. Ours are nearly over now - the prunus out the back has just dropped the last of its yellow leaves.
Both trees seem to be doing well as we head into late fall. They've both lost all their leaves and should be developing their roots as I'm watering them on the schedule I was given, having heavily mulched them with composted manure topped with wood chips.
Mr. Robertson lost my confidence when he prayed away the hurricane - or did he pray for the hurricane? I forget which.
On the other hand, I hear he is very very rich. The Church is a good slick way to make a buck; I should have gone into it myself
Pat Robertson never ceases to stun me with his twisted ignorance.
That cartoon had me laughing out loud. Great!