Those who have hinted that I may not be compos mentis can form a queue to apologise. My marbles may have been temporarily misplaced, but they were NOT lost.
Did you ever read the Kapeks’ play about insects? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_from_the_Insects%27_ Karel and his brother, Josef Kapek wrote a satire which kept popping into my mind as we battled black ants.Again. We’re still battling. In fact, if we win anything it will be a minor skirmish, not the war…
And this is how I found my marbles, at the back of a cupboard where I kept seldom-used baking trays and dishes.
Oh! Something else came to light during this de-anting of cupboards…The Man’s onyx chess men, bought many years ago in Mexico. I’d show you a picture of them, but I’m not sure where we put them! No, wait, I think -yes!
No, I’m afraid the “black” pieces are NOT tourquoise, just onyx dyed to look like tourquoise.
Time for another ant salvo. I’ll leave you with some pretty things…
Cassia fistula. Neighbours across the street see more of the blooms than we do, but it is lovely.
Mussaenda Also called Bangkok Rose. Those white bracts are like crumpled silk!
And an old favourite, to finish, Trachelospermum jasminoides Cut back rather brutally last summer when The Man was re-painting, it’s forgiven us and is rewarding us again.