New Roses

Sadly, we have lost several of our well established standard rose bushes. We suspect they had wet feet as the result of a fabulous new ground cover we planted. It keeps the soil cool and moist. And that is a treasured condition in our dry and arid summer weather. But some of the roses succumbed … More New Roses

For Tess

Yesterday we farewelled this little bundle of joy. She filled our hearts and home with so much love and joy. I wrote this poem dedicated to her  almost exactly five years ago. It seems fitting to revisit it. Love wrapped in a small bundle of fur wagging tail total acceptance never questioning trusting forgiving watching … More For Tess

Pandemic Paintings

Himself has completed his paint by numbers painting. And made a stunning wooden frame. He did a great job all round. It is aptly titled HMS Corona 2020. That ship has sailed, leaving in its wake a plethora of new ‘viruses’ to contend with, and many an adjustment to a new ‘normal’.   I painted … More Pandemic Paintings

Poop

Yes, you read that right. Poop. Excrement, Faecal matter. Citizen science is a new trend in collecting data from the public for scientific research. #GiveAShit For Science is a serious collaborative project which invites people to anonymously upload images of their poop. Seriously. Once the images are uploaded a team of gastroenterologists sort through them. … More Poop