This weekly spot - or as near weekly as I can manage - started life as a way of showing nice pictures of women reading or writing, and I still try to stick to that most of the time. But sometimes I find paintings that I just love and so they get in there too. And I was very taken with this one, called Flower Arranging, by the German artist Albert von Keller (1845-1920). I think it's charming and oh how I wish we could go around in dresses like that nowadays.
And by the way, I have been very absent from here for ages -- work and then a lovely holiday being to blame -- but hope to be back with a few overdue reviews soon.