Anyhoo, I have Denise to thank for clearing my head for me, and so, in the Best Tradition Of Friendship, I have penned her this little ditty. She is Proof (if any were needed) that you don't need to physically meet someone for them to become Important in your life. Everyone should have a Denise (although I've laid claim to her now, so you'll have to find your own). I'm also going to extend the poem's dedication to encompass all of you whose blogs I read and who are kind enough to comment regularly on this one. You have all enriched my life over the past few months and I consider you all my Friends, so the ditty is also for Em, Lou, Margaret, Christa, Kate, David, Martin, Jess, Wendy, Sarah, Caroline and Suzie (and anyone else I have left off by accident).
I have a great Blogging Pal,
Denise is her name.
When I am feeling wonky,
She helps me to feel sane.
When I've got in a muddle and
Can't see the woods for the trees,
She sends me Words Of Common Sense
And an over-the-ether Squeeze.
This ditty is by way of thanks
Bound up in rhyming letter,
Because my head is feeling clear
And my heart is feeling better X
Right-o, on to Other Things.
This is what is looks like here today:
Blue sky! Blue sky! Hooray!
I have been Out In The Garden Looking At Things, and found a surprising amount considering it is Autumn and the nights are Drawing In and the weather is Cooling Down and the air is Getting Damp.
|Bamboo For Boys (the energy in this plant relates to young male folk. Our lads certainly couldn't get enough of bamboo when they were little and are still drawn to it now)|
|A solitary blueberry, ignored by mice and squirrels|
|Any Thoughts? Not a Crane Fly I don't think - the wings look too small.|
|Common Fleabane seed heads|
|Old Man's Beard|
|Clematis seed head (also known as Old Man's Beard!)|
|Guard Duty beside the wellies|
|Caterpillar (?) pupa on the window sill|
|M's Kale, which has performed a Miraculous Recovery after being decimated by caterpillars this summer|
|My Sorrel, which I share with the Fat Green Beetle I showed you the other day. There is plenty of it to go around so I don't begrudge her, especially as she looks pregnant at the moment.|
|An accidentally sun-dried tomato (this would be worth a fortune in Waitrose. Perhaps if I washed it...?)|
|Willow Bark (from which aspirin (ish) cometh)|
|The Fire Pit. It transpires that boys aged eleven and twelve are Quite Willing to leave their computers and Go Outside to get come Fresh Air if there is the Promise Of Fire somewhere in the equation.|
|A Single Quince left on the tree. I can't help but think that it looks like a Fat Green Bottom wedged between the branches,|
|"I spy the lady in the house"|
Hope you've enjoyed all of those on this beautiful sunny and at last (more or less) mercifully wind-free day.
We are pondering the idea of getting a puppy. I have broached the subject with L, who thinks it's great, and tomorrow will run it by F and J when they arrive (I'm not expecting Enormous Resistance). I also tentatively suggested it to My Beloved this morning just as he was getting ready to cycle to work (good timing I thought- his mind is more than half-occupied with work-readiness therefore he'll probably say yes without thinking too much about it) and surprisingly (all joking aside) he is happy to discuss the matter, so we'll see. I think a Small Dog would work, that way Ted would remain In Charge and also wouldn't be flattened, which wouldn't be Very Nice. Cleo (puss cat) will be APPALLED so I haven't said anything to her about it yet. Mind you, she'd be more appalled if we were thinking of getting another cat, so maybe I should explain it that way? It's by no means certain, and I blame my friend Mrs M who texted me last week so say they are getting one.
In the mean time I'll leave you with some pictures of The Faithful Hound, who (as usual) accompanied me on my Garden Perambulations this morning, and then sat down to enjoy the sun.
|Note the New Hair Do (and rather narrow tail- I think I took too much off it because it now resembles a pointy stick more than a tail. Oops)|
|"Ponds exist so that Thirsty Dogs can drink when they want to"|
Wishing you all a good Rest Of The Day, and.....Remember your friends XX