Monday, 28 February 2011
Obviously just me then.
(Did I just say all that out loud?)
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Maybe my 'Soul of Sunday' photo should be more...well...soulful. Or more picturesque. Or even beautiful.
But instead, this is what I saw today. Even though this view in my conservatory sometimes frustrates me - ok, often frustrates me - today I was at peace with the junk pile.
It's because I find things like these (see below) kicking around the house. Dd's 'Christmas' lights were hanging from her bed for several years until they started behaving strangely in December and we replaced them with some boring but cheap lantern alternatives.
So this bundle of lights has been sitting on the windowledge at the top of the stairs for at least 2 months now. Waiting for some purpose.
Instead of doing all the essential things I should have done today, I set about cutting the wires and making the dysfunctional lights into little perspex Christmas decorations.
The leftover wire I cut and bundled up as garden ties or general use.
To be added to one of my many piles of boxes of 'useful' things...
Which is why I don't have a tidy house and never seem to get around to doing all those things I probably should be doing.
I did mutter something about the fact that if that was the case then why had they been sat on a windowsill untouched for more than 2 months...and how he'd told me that once led lights go wrong there's no point trying to fix them...and something along the lines of 'if you'd told me that I wouldn't have cut them into little pieces and bought dd a replacement set of lights' in a polite restrained manner.
Saturday, 26 February 2011
First I collected up a selection of small objects, the kind of things that sit in jars and pots on shelves around our house and have no real purpose but for some reason I can't throw away. Then I photographed them. (I could have simply listed them, but it's difficult to give some of the thingimagigs a descriptive name)
Then I gathered leftover (or mostly unopened and inedible) health foods from my kitchen cupboard, rice, barley, weird bird-food-looking stuff. Some we dyed with food colouring and left a while to dry.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
The very small pink thing on the ridge of the tall sandy cliff? Yep, it's dd, the child that tells me she's scared of heights!
It's at times like this I remember all that I learnt about soil erosion and mudslides at university.
Yep, that tree looks darn precarious to me. That's it child, just terrify your mother by standing next to it.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Outside the greenhouses....
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
It might be half-term but the miserable weather keeps the hoards of school kids at bay. It's only us mad folks who venture out to a garden in weather like this.
Photos from the 'Arid House'. No titles required, just an opportunity to marvel at the wonders of the plant world.