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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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  The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems. The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind. If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Charlotte and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:   1. agile 2. bleak 3. comfort 4. dull 5. even 6. full and : a photo which I have included. Also included is Charlotte's colour of the month: light ivory Here is my story: I sat unnoticed in a sunny corner of the terrace as the crowd of young men sipped their beers and told their tales of daring and bravado. Skiing the toughest slopes, whitewater rafting, riding camels across a desert, skydiving, even mountain climbing, and here I lis

things I read elsewhere

  without art, Earth is just Eh before computers, a program was something on televison

heard on the TV news...

 ...last Friday evening: In Sydney, for rent:  an enclosed balcony with a bed on it. $360 per week. Three hundred and sixty dollars per week!! Boggles the mind doesn't it?

Sunday Selections # 696

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 Long ago, Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections.  A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please.  Nothing rude or vulgar though. And we don't mind at all if other bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to their blogs and have a look. Wisewebwoman has also been joining us occasionally. burst seed pods from the Oleander bush out front, this is from last year and I remember well the fluffy flying bits getting into everywhere, this year's season is almost upon us. a stray beam of late afternoon sunlight reaching all the way into the far corner of the room Rhubarb and Strawberry jam, part of my Mother's Day gift last May, it's delicious. Gillian has decided she would like to be a writer "Look, I can reach the

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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  The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems. The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind. If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Charlotte and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. fish 2. kettle 3. black 4. human 5. cloister 6. serene  and/or:  1. flagstone 2. quarry 3. bush 4. rowan 5. Finnish 6. mango Also including Charlotte's colour of the month which is Light Ivory for July Here is my story: “There you are Naomi, where have you been all afternoon?” “Didn’t Rebecca tell you? I have been visiting Sister Charlotte in the cloister , we talked so much, she is the most serene human I have ever met.” “She

re-useable produce bags - no more plastic

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  Blog friend Mary has spoken about bugs eating her tomatoes as they ripen on her vines. Several commenters offered solutions and I recalled the re-useable produce bags I had bought several years ago which I now use to buy fruit and veg instead of the plastic bags available in stores. I mentioned such things could be used to loosely wrap the trusses of tomatoes to keep off the bugs. This is what I'm talking about: mesh bags drawstring closure the mesh is fine enough that moths and butterflies can't lay eggs on the plants, so hatching grubs can't eat the fruits made from recycled plastic drink bottles (okay plastic, but re-useable for years) and available online I think they come in assorted sizes and are packed into this little drawstring bag with a carabiner clip to hang off your shopping trolley or handbag so you always have them handy. I bought mine quite some time ago, and haven't checked to see if they are still available, I'll leave that up to anyone who is i

Sunday Selections # 695

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 Long ago, Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections.  A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please.  Nothing rude or vulgar though. And we don't mind at all if other bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to their blogs and have a look. Wisewebwoman has also been joining us occasionally. beginning with the Calendar page for June which I forgot to show at the beginning of the month followed by the calendar page for July which I think is a prettier one The jades (crassula) in my garden have begun flowering here we have a couple of my garden "pets" Roscoe (dog) and Rosie (cat) Roscoe's nose has been replaced since the original rusted away to nothing while Rosie's face seems fine. Both have rusted away feet bur