Is anyone else out there a huge Pride & Prejudice nerd? Kristen, I know you are. You turned me into one. But, anyone else?
Dumb question, I know: it's awesome. The book is magnificent... but what I'm really talking about right now is the BBC adaptation. I'm such a nerd for it.
The costumes, the music, the manners, the sly put-downs, the Colin Firth.
Kristen is really the one who got me hooked on the 6-part miniseries when we lived together, and one of the scenes we both liked best is a small, simple one: when Lizzie and Jane have come in from a Summer day harvesting lavender and other herbs and they're having Important Girl Talk (proposals, mansions, the like) while they hang pretty bundles of herbs for drying. Of course they've been wearing bonnets and have on delicate floral dresses (if memory serves), and they brought their haul in with perfect English baskets. Sigh.
Last week, as I hung up the masses of herbs I had to harvest before departing (they were taking OVER), I couldn't help but smile a sly smile. Just like Jane and Lizzie.
|sage, thyme, lemon verbena|