|Entrance to The Myrtles Plantation|
Last weekend Jerry and I took a day trip to St. Francisville, one of my favorite little towns. We ate lunch on the screened porch of Magnolia Cafe. We cruised around town, enjoying the fall decorations. We rode out to the old ferry landing and got a glimpse of the new bridge over the Mississippi which makes it a short trip to New Roads on the west side of the river.
|The Myrtles Plantation|
|A Backlog of Correspondence|
Speaking of ink - I ordered a bottle of J. Herbin's "Orange Indien" ink, thinking it would be the perfect ink color for fall. I filled my new TWSBI fine-nibbed fountain pen with this orangey color and tried it out on some scrap paper. What a disappointment - it was entirely too pale! After a few days of wondering what to do with a whole bottle of ink that's not to my liking, I decided to try it in a different pen. I cleaned up my Cross Townsend, which has an oblique medium nib, and loaded it with Orange Indien. What a difference! This medium nib puts down more ink than a fine nib and gives lots of nice shading. This is what makes a fountain pen hobby so interesting. There are endless pen-ink-paper combinations that produce widely differing results.
It's tea time so I'm off to put the kettle on. A cup of Earl Grey with some toast and strawberry jam will hit the spot. Wish you could join me!