Sunday, May 31, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
The weather is so soft with its gentle warmth that one wonders if we are in for a drought? The gardens remind me of a piece of music, for reverence of flowers is not a modern phenomenon. The Victorian Garden was a television programme many years ago, I fell in love with the music and every time I hear it on the radio it brings back memories.... Here in this video Helen Allingham's paintings are shown.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Well yesterday I chased bees, there is a bumble nest under the roof of the old coke house. A honey suckle sprinkles its magic over the fence and the ceonothus is just coming into bloom, its soft blue flowering habit somewhat unusual in a garden given over to pinks, reds and yellows. My camera played up when I tried to film it, but I am going to give it another try. Cameras have a language I do not understand, full of abbreviations, numbers and complicated instructions.
Dominic Cummings is passing in a swirl of news, we all move on. So the above video will please the heart, we are in a new era at the moment so how do we change the world? Arundhati Roy, an Indian novelist talks about how the pandemic is a portal to a new world.
"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing".
Yes I would like a different world, it will probably never happen but there has been a slight adjustment to the old world. Here in our country and others we have learnt of kindness from the majority of people, we have learnt that we do not have to rely on the outdated stuffiness and crap of educated Eton boys. The people who count are doctors, nurses, cleaners, dustbin men, supermarket shop workers and kind neighbours. They have done their jobs in the face of a cruel pandemic. We won't go back to the original world, this world and the air we breath is cleaner, pollution has fallen away. The animals have wandered into our towns, are they really concerned about our welfare ;)
Will you really go into a changing room and try on clothes that someone else has worn, we now walk around with strictures to obey - two metres distance, it will be marked by yellow lines and chalked pavements. And of course we will all keep our fingers crossed that there will not be a second wave.
Monday, May 25, 2020
they seek him there,
those Frenchies/journalists seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven or is he in hell?
That demned elusive Pimpernel/Cummings
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
|old photo of foxglove|
|Sometimes I love the shape of leaves better than the flowers|
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The older I get the more I see that the system is broken, the country is almost running itself, London-centric politicians flounder in front of us, pissing in the wind. Best they keep their mouths shut, for what comes out is derided the next day by an ever hungry news lobby, whose only function is to strike us with fear.
Well that's off my chest ;) First time yesterday I asked a volunteer for help in getting my prescription from the chemist. I somehow felt that the chemist might be a place of contagion, weird surely?
Today I will make a virtual tour of Cornwall and its cromlechs, remembering that the weather was not too good. Also there is a fatless teabread to be made and blackberry jelly to be simmered gently until it reaches that stage of firmness and clear dark purple.
|this would you believe is a settlement on the moors|
|The faded carvings of old church porches|
|The captivating small Duloe stone circle of quartz stone|
Ultimately we don't know! - Steven Bush Quote
Will there be a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year? We don't know. What are the long term health effects of having the novel coronavirus on those who get it? We don't know. Is longterm immunity from the disease even possible? We don't know. Could the novel coronavirus vanish unexpectedly? We don't know. Are schools significant vectors of infection? We don't know.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
|a pencil sketch|
|The Avenue at Avebury|
Sunday, May 10, 2020
|Matilda showing off, quite different from the picture below.|
Saturday, May 9, 2020
https://theecologist.org/2020/may/07/getting-back-nature Brendan Montague
Friday, May 8, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
|The goldfish pond at Chartwell|
|The sweet smelling white Nicotiana - William Nicholson|
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
New York restaurant https://vimeo.com/412396748
Monday, May 4, 2020
|Alexandre-Isidor Leroye de Barde 1777-1828|
|Dried flowers, tulips|
|The above tulips once picked|