On this chilly, drizzly
spring evening, my thoughts turn to a lush fantasy of brilliantly colored flowers sending rich floral scents wafting on warm breezes, attracting hummingbirds and fair ladies alike. Pittsburgh
Flora is also the name of a favorite movie character: Flora Post, heroine of "Cold Comfort Farm," one of my all-time desert island movies, directed by John Schlesinger and starring Kate Beckinsale in that role. The outstanding cast also includes Joanna Lumley, Eileen Atkins and Sir Ian McKellan. If you've never seen it, and I am always surprised at how many people have never even heard of it, you are in for a treat. Do yourself a favor and check it out!