Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Paper

We've come a long way since this plant was our main source of writing paper.

Papyrus in a Pond at Getty Villa

20 comments:

ellen b. said...

Beautiful photo Willow...

M.Kate said...

Cool...I am wondering if we have them here. Happy week ahead..hugs/M

Brenda said...

Its hard to imagine those days ever really existed.

Thom said...

Hau`oli La Hanau to you my friend. I hope you have a happy birthday as well as a Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

Anonymous said...

As you point out, what a looong road. Great picture. Most important, Happy Birthday, Dear Friend! Mary P

Dorothy said...

I've never seen papyrus growing before. Of course it grows in California! Doesn't everything? Anyway, its beautiful!

Dorothy said...

Looks like birthday wishes are in order! I hope its a wonderful day for you, Willow! Happy Birthday!

Tracy said...

I am always amazed at the sources of our everyday objects and things we use... This is a lovely photo, Willow! Happy Day ((HUGS))

Tracy said...

Yes, me again... I see/hear it is your birthday, March 17th... Happy Birthday, my friend! Wishing you the most beautiful day, a beautiful year. :o) ((HUGS))

Susanne said...

Gorgeous photo! Love the green. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day and your birthday! Happy Birthday, Willow!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So interesting to see a papyrus plant, Willow!

I flew home from Colorado yesterday on the red eye, after spending a week with my son and DIL and grandson -- it was a wonderful visit and went by way too fast! The little guy is walking and talking and was so much fun to play with! I already miss him so much!

Islandsparrow said...

Hey someone is having a party today - although I don't think she's Irish :)

Happy Birthday Willow!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Happy Birthday!

IF only we would have stuck with papyrus for paper. Writings on papyrus from BC is still readable, while we switched to wood pulp paper after the Civil war, and all that was written on such paper is crumbling away forever.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

It's your Birthday?? If so, Happy Birthday, my friend!!! Gorgeous photo!!! And YES! We certainly have come a looooong way!!! Love, Janine XO

Knitting Linguist said...

So true. I love papyrus, though, and that's a lovely photo.

Flower said...

Happy,Happy,Happy Day!! It's yours!

Caroline said...

Did we just miss each other? I was at the Getty Villa on Monday. It's so wonderful. Thanks for the Southern California advice. My sister-in-law thinks the Getty sounds great. Now...if I can just handle the traffic on the 405 since my husband doesn't think he should take off work.

Brian said...

Willow, lovely photo made me feel so relaxed..
I have post more of Scotland from my visit ..

Brian

Marg said...

Did you have another birthday? I wish you could come to La Conner with Ellen B. Wouldn't that be fun?
I love the shot!

happily retired gal said...

That we have! What a marvelous shot.
Hugs and blessings,