Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunflowers and Pumpkins,

I'm very glad I managed to take this photo of the Sunflowers on the allotment. I have never been able to grow such beauties before. Alias they are now bald and almost flat on the ground after the tail end of Hurricane Bill swept through at the beginning of the week. I'll collect up the heads and hang them up for the birds. I love to see them feeding on flower heads.
The poor Lottie is getting very weedy, I haven't been able to do much apart from collect the produce because of the awful weather we are having. Produce has been good though. Bit of a glut on the squash front, my fault, I can never discard plants once they have grown. I'm now waiting for the Queensland blue pumpkins to ripen.

They are still green as yet BUT!!!!!! time will tell.

Here is the tallest sunflower, I didn't have anything to measure it with but I guess about eight feet.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Time!!! Time is something that is never there when I need it. I wish I could order up an extra few hours for me time. But it is not to be at the moment so I will just have to get on with it.

I did get a trip away at the end of July, with my little lad Paddy. He took me to Dublin for a birthday treat. We share similar interests of history, architecture, museums, art galleries and the such. We walked are socks off, ate far far to much and slept very well each night.

I don't fly very often and the flight from our local airport to Dublin was an experience in it self. Thank goodness it only took forty five minutes.

The rest of this month has been taken up with life and an accident to Benny's hand. He fell at work and smashed his finger, resulting in a late night trip to A & E. An operation to reconstruct the bone, wires, screws and metal plates and physio everyday until he can fold his hand into a fist. I can report now that the hand is responding well.

There has been lots of waiting in this little episode, lots of knitting time. I have finished one pair of socks, started another and made good progress with a set of dishcloths for a swap. I haven't made much headway in the stash busting as all the yarn I've used for these projects was acquired in Dublin. lol.