September 16th, 2010 Comments
I discovered this quite by accident. First get your squash, then cut off the top in exactly the right place so that the very tip of the cavernous hole inside the squash is cut through – leaving a tiny hole in the middle of your cut surface. This is the bit I did quite by accident. Then eat this lovely top bit. Butternut squash, lemon and ginger soup is particularly recommended.
Leave the rest of the squash to flounder unnoticed in the fridge for, oh, at least a week, maybe two, depending on how hungry you are.
Then every time you open the fridge door, just enough light will get through the tiny hole to wake the seeds up, and they will find themselves in the comfort and luxury of the belly of their mama squash, and begin to grow.
If you have left it long enough, be prepared for an alien surprise when you next cut open the squash to make your soup…
These ones were so happy here they made long lustrous roots and big leaves.
So there you have it!
September 15th, 2010 Comments
On his day off…
September 14th, 2010 Comments
Here be hobbits, if you wait long enough…
Idyllic, but, in fact, real:
just checking back on the hobbit:
and a meeting with the Elf King! to be continued…
September 13th, 2010 Comments
All the lawn flowers! This lawn was getting mown, so I quickly plucked all the friends waving around. Ah well, I can dream of my garden, until then, I’ll enjoy other peoples’.
Forget-me-nots, a microcosm of childhood,
a royal weed,
medicine and heart-ache,
something spiky, (I’m sure all good florists add something spiky),
a blue tangle cloud,
yes please, and thank you.
September 12th, 2010 Comments
September 11th, 2010 Comments
I can’t describe how beautiful the moor was when I went for this walk. It was nearly unseeable it was so dark. It was that glowing dusk time when there is so much magic you want to run and leap around and never go to bed.
Fireflies in the grass, dance to send us to sleep, hold the moment an extra while and smile inside.
September 10th, 2010 Comments
I had an enormous urge to be with the blossom this Spring (I am still back in time in Spring on this blog at the moment). I felt like I needed to soak up the feelings, and colours of the blossom. Happily I found as many trees as I could.
This one was spinning,
Yes the Frida Kahlo look happened by magic in this photo. What could be more wonderful than a carpet of warm pink snow?
September 10th, 2010 Comments
This is a video by my very own little brother, and I am more than a bit proud to show this fantastic work of art here. Also although I know very little about skating, Steve King is doing some amazing flying and flipping. Like wings for feet.
Also, the music is great. Beam!
September 9th, 2010 Comments
…I met a horse
September 7th, 2010 Comments
I got upgraded to first class!
Here is the first class view,
and the first class emptiness.
And the first class me – just to prove I was there.
From here on in, I do declare, that bragging shall be a sanctioned and encouraged activity. Brag brag brag.