Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tranquility lost


Ramayana Hotel, Koh Chang, Thailand

I am working from home this week.  In the down time I have to catch up on some work for my College course.  I cant look at it too much at the moment as it swims before my eyes.

With the warm weather and bursts of heavy rain, the grass is growing like crazy.  All I can hear is lawn mowers.  Droning on and on and on.  Their gardens aren't that big, how they can be going for so long is beyond me.  I am now going to investigate an old fashioned push mower.  Powered by a person alone.  People power!

No noise.  A touch of exercise.

I will now need to convince him as well.  At least I will be able to get out of the shed on my own, where as out petrol one is really heavy.  And I am short so it is a real hassle getting it in and out of garage, there is a large lip and a step .  Plus no throwing myself all over the place to get it to start.  No more asking him to help me, I can just get outside and get on with it.  Best for everyone all around I think.

Silentium est Aureum

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

25 pennies

 


A few years ago I picked up this orchid for 25p.  It was in Tescos with a yellow sticker.  It was a twig and one small waxy yellow leaf, that when I got it home that leaf fell off. 

I cut the twig down to one inch, submerged it in a bucket of water and took it out after an hour and then forgot about it till I noticed a new leaf. 

I watered it once a week during the summer and a light spritz in the winter.  After 6 months, and a good 2 or 3 leaves later a flower spike shot up.  These are the flowers.  Pretty aren't they.  They are about 3.5 inches across.  It flowers constantly.  And the good thing is it seems to thrive on neglect.