A young cuke who hung on a vine, Said, “When I grow to my prime, It will not be my fate, To stretch out on a plate, I’ll stay curled like this all the time.”
Never was built for extreme heat or cold. Temperate zone type, for sure. Still, considering how long decent weather took to arrive this year, and how bad it has been in other parts of the world, I am thankful for these warm, sunny days. The Olympics are an exciting diversion, no, excuse for not trying […] Continue reading
Indeed, who would dare to interfere with this doozie thristle which is growing in my front yard. At last look it was over eight feet tall, and I have never seen a bigger one! The geraniums are not so sure about their company. The thistle above the motto on the Scottish coat of arms, Nemo […] Continue reading
There’s got to be a better way! This little fellow has adopted the top of a garden cane and sits there often. It doesn’t look restful, and he always takes up the same position, apparently facing North.
It is hard to believe, now, that ten days ago I had to put on a fire to heat the house! End of June, ridiculous! But then the Sun came calling, and has stayed around ever since. Bright, clear and not overly hot, just perfect to get out and get on with projects that had […] Continue reading
Can’t find the original art, this image is from a scan I made of it. For those who know my artistic ways, this is quintessential KES. There was a time when iridescent acrylics made me drool, and I used them to(o) excess. Introducing the Dancing Dorset Square, or the Glitter Bug Ewes!
Have you noticed that when you clean your car, it drives better. What is this, a lightening of guilt, good feelings of a job well done? Maybe its the car that got euphoric; after all it is ‘alive’. Every part of the vehicle is there because of the thought, intent, sweat and hard work of […] Continue reading
An apple dolly lady, who has been on our kitchen windowsill for 19 years. Once upon a time she had a chair; that disintegrated, a bit of knitting; which vanished one day, and her pretty clothes have been rotted out by the sunlight. When we left our other house, I took a King Apple and […] Continue reading
Everyone has seen those tiny girl gymnasts doing back and front flips along a ridiculously skinny bar, too many feet off the floor for my liking. In the far gone days, when cars were made of thick metal with the same again in layers of paint; when they weighed a ton or two, had tyres […] Continue reading