December 21, 2016

snippets, 12-21-2016

Beautiful animal of the king (Paris Review). "At the palace, she showed off her signature gallop and ate rose petals straight from the royal hand." One of the paintings mentioned in the article: Study of the giraffe given to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt, 1827 (The Morgan Library and Museum).


  1. our zoo has a new zebra--soooo cute--might be my choice

    1. Well, can't say I blame you: zebra saddles are a LOT cheaper than giraffe saddles...and you don't have to spend anywhere near as much time untangling them from the power lines.