A very lazy,uncaring blogger. But I have had one or two other spanners in the works. Hopefully, said spanners now removed and flywheels operating normally.
Around the traps (the blogging world, that is) there has been some discussion of similar laziness.Why do so many of us seem so disenchanted with what, after all, has been our chosen means of expression and intercourse with other writers? Some of us write for a living (hah! in my case, a few miserable coins.Occasionally.), some of us write as an adjunct to other work, some of us just enjoy the company we find on the platform. But for whatever reason(s) we have not felt the old urge. No, Muriel, not that urge! Muri- Nurse!
The long, cold winter? The debilitating heat of summer? No, I think it’s a relentless overburden of what we’ve been told is “news.” It streams at us, endlessly.Repeatedly.And it’s not always nice. In fact, it’s almost always bloody horrible.
The lovely Miss Scarlet has had a similar malaise, but she’s pulled up her
brastra bootstraps and is posting again http://wonky-words.com/2015/04/28/drive-sexy/
The Banished One never really left us. He sometimes says he has nothing to say.He lies. Even when he’s economical with words, he has pictures. Today, he reviews a New York play.
And the lovely Jane is hosting another round-the-blogs flower show. She’d also noted that many had slipped off the carousel of blogging.
There are many others. And many reasons for slipping quietly away (no, Muriel, not you.)
But I’ll try to pop in here , maybe with something worth reading.Maybe not. But I’ll start with some flowers.
A proper, professional bouquet! My Main Man had a spell in hospital and his office staff sent him these gorgeous beauties. The gerberas’ heads were collared and stems wired.Very impressed, I was! And, with a little trimming of stems and fresh water they survived very well.
Sadly, there is little that is pickable in the garden Chez Dinahmow, this being the edge of what we call winter. But two of the plumeria and several Hibiscus mutabilis have put on a good show.That old stand-by, Dietes always stumps up.
Plumeria (aka frangipani)
Dietes.Grows with all the vigor of a weed.
Michaelia figo, “port wine magnolia” outside the back gate. It has set seeds this year!
We walked down to the beach the other day.First time we’ve been there since the wretched crocs and jellyfish closed it a few months ago. I had the little camera in my pocket…
Looking south east through the curtain of Casuarina. Those clouds? The remnants of the storms that battered the Brisbane area.
Looking north, across Sunset Bay to Bucasia Beach.
And I’ll close with a Calliandra, also from the beach walk. I think they’re garden escapees, growing beneath coconut palms at the edge of the mangroves.