Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
a small selection today, beginning with something I noticed in my kitchen>>
We have hard water here in Adelaide and mineral deposits are frequent in our kettles:
there it is beginning to coat the bottom and creeping up the sides.
this is the removable filter that filters the water as you pour it into your cup, you can see it is also coated.
time for the vinegar treatment.
soaking in a bowl of 50-50 water and vinegar and the filter is clean three hours later, ready to be scrubbed and rinsed well.
into the kettle goes one cup of white vinegar, then fill it to maximum level with water, turn it on.
when it gets to a rolling boil, switch it off manually and quickly open the lid before it boils all over your sink, which it will do because of the vinegar if you don't watch and turn it off.
Then close the lid and let it stand for several hours or overnight. I always do overnight.
In the morning, empty out the vinegar-water mix, fill your kettle to maximum and boil it, then empty it. This removes traces of vinegar. Then repeat this step to fully remove all traces of any vinegar still remaining.
yes, that's right, empty the vinegar-water mix, then fill and boil the kettle TWICE. Empty and then your kettle is clean and ready to use again.
my new bar of hand soap is very pretty and smells like roses, I've noticed too, that the roses fragrance stays on my skin for quite a while after.
neighbour V has a pot of lovely cyclamen right by her front door. I spend quite a bit of time with her every Wednesday. I'm not usually a chatty person, managing a few sentences before wishing I could run away home, but with V I lose track of time as we talk for hours.
here is Lola, making herself comfortable in my spot, again with the crossed paws :)
across town, the new houses in a block very near my daughter,
have the second story construction begun. This is the back of the townhouses,
and this is the front.
lastly, the lemon verbena that survived such a rough pruning,