Showing posts from April, 2007
and finally….

Well what a blogging evening it has been. And The Eagles are going to have the final word. This song just began to play on my P.C. as I was replying to a comment my sister left for me. This song is not significant because of the words or the melody, but links me to a time.

The Eagles, Victim of Love reminds me of staying with my sister when she was at university, and particularly her final year. I have not heard the song for a while and it made me smile remembering wonderful times and hearing a top song!

Anyway, here are the lyrics, I cannot find a link to a media file of the song but try and get a copy if you can.

The Eagles, Victim of Love

What kind of love have you got?
You should be home, but you're not
A room full of noise and dangerous boys
still makes you thirsty and hot

I heard about you and that man
There's just one thing I don't understand
You say he's a liar and he put out your fire
How come you still got his gun in your hand?

Victim of love , I see a broke…
Weekly Six – 23rd – 29th April 2007

Greetings and welcome to this weeks offerings! Before we start I thought I should provide a third and final note about our bird situation: our injured Starling appears to have made a full recovery. We last saw him greatly improved and feeding well however I believe that he has now lost all signs of the original injury and is therefore is indistinguishable from the other starlings in our garden!

All of our resident starlings appear to be doing well though and there are the noisy sounds of starling chicks emanating from our neighbour but ones eaves, as is usual for this time of year, and it won’t be long before 'family starling' grace our garden with their young every morning for a feed and bath.

This weeks’ weekly six in inspired by Bats. I attended a course on Friday which qualifies me to undertake stage 1 surveys of trees for bats. That basically means I can inspect a tree from the ground, for any signs or symptoms of bats or bat roosts, and d…
Precipice Walk
An Orbital View

From this my orbital view
The earth revealed in portion
With visionary skew
Indulged in pious notion

I conceive an earth restored
Cleansed of all offending
Our living globe, our gaian
Unique in its creation

Now volatile, now tranquil
Achieving equilibrium
Now exquisite now intricate
Witness Orb in majesty

A matriarch, merciless
Yet infinite in nurture
From this my orbital view
I strain to shape our future
This is an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope showing the Rosette Nebula. The nebula is a star forming region over 5,000 light years away in the constellation Monoceros.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ.of Ariz.

Weekly Six – 16th – 22nd April 2007

Greetings and welcome to this weeks pickings! Before I start I would like to provide an update on our resident Starling. I mentioned in last weeks ‘weekly six’ that we had an injured Starling sheltering in our garden, and we had taken steps to ensure he could access food and water.

A couple of days later he ventured into next doors garden and we did not see him for a short while however, I am very happy to report that he is alive, well and making progress, and currently residing in our neighbours fabulous thorn hedge, apparently a guest of the sparrows!

In addition the loose feather has come out and he seems to be growing another one and improving in his flight ability daily. So, on that happy note here are this weeks items.

Item 1: Flower of The Week – Wild Wood Anemone, Anemone nemorosa

Anyone who has been out and about in woodland over the past couple of weeks may have noticed this plant growing amongst the bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), the …
Happy Flowers

Greetings. I wanted to share this image that I came across via the Horticulture Week magazine.

This is a real flower developed by Peter van de Wergen of River Flowers. I am not sure I entirely agree with the process, I like my nature natural however, their flowers are beautiful, and these Happy Flowers are impregnated with natural pigmentations.

For further images follow this link.
Greetings! I went to see Bob Dylan last night; as a result I've had him in my head constantly ever since, as is with all really good gigs. What can I say......if you love Bob Dylan go and put an old favoutite on or better still stick on his latest, Modern Times. If you don't like Bob Dylan.....I have no advice for you! If you don't know Bob Dylan a finer song writer you'll never hear; check him out. And finally go and see Bob Dylan as soon as possible! (You may have to travel or keep an eye out for the next tour! Bob Dylan Tour Details.) All hail Bob.

Ok that's my rant over! Here are a few words from the man himself.

Not Dark Yet (1997 Time out of Mind)

Shadows are falling and I've been here all day
It's too hot to sleep time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I've still got the scars that the sun didn't heal
There's not even room enough to be anywhere
It's not dark yet, but it's getting there

Well my sense of humanity has go…
Afternoon Tea.

I am making this post to summarise a lovely evening I had on Thursday with my sister and nephew. We had tea, reminiscent of the teas we used to enjoy with our Paternal Grandmother as children, and played football, reminiscent of when I was younger and could run further!

At our tea we had cheese, ham and corned beef sandwiches, crisps, pickles and chutneys; the scones were replaced with shortbread (kindly supplied by my Mum and Dad) but I am planning some baking for our next tea.

We also had pineapple and cheese on sticks, a teatime or party treat that has always been a favourite of mine, and they bought these beautiful flowers over for the table. A wonderful date of note.
I thought I would post the lyrics of the song that provided the site address name for my blog. The song is by the Crash Test Dummies and is a particular favourite of mine.

Once there were two knights and maidens
They'd walk together
Out in the gardens
In all kinds of weather

The knights always pestered the maidens
To love them together
Out in the gardens
And they could watch each other

The maidens had other plans for the two knights
They'd give them potions
And make them see dreams and lights

The knights took the potions gladly
They laughed at their visions
But outside the garden
Tigers smelled them together

The maidens had other plans for the two knights
They'd give them potions
And make them see dreams and lights

The knights only laughed at the tigers
They thought they were visions
Out in the garden
The maidens watched them together

Ah but for the two knights
Ah but for maidens
Who gave to them dreams and lights
Weekly Six 9th - 15th April 2007

Those of you who visit my blog regularly may have noticed the introduction of a new feature called the Weekly Six? Well it lasted for 3 weeks and has been absent since due to a somewhat hectic social schedule.

However this time has provided me with an opportunity to review the feature and I am happy to say it is being re-introduced, but will have a little more scope. The Weekly Six will be a mixed bag of 6 items that I wish to discuss and I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading them!

So without further ado, here are this weeks pickings.

Item 1:

Bird Food of the Week - Niger Seed,Guizotiaabyssinica

I am an avid bird feeder and watcher and have been experimenting with different bird seeds to find the best one for providing high energy food, with least waste. I have found two that are a favourite with a multitude of birds, although the finches and tits prefer the more expensive one, but have recently tried a third, Niger Seed and am amazed by the results.

I have…
Welcome Home
The First Blossom
Further to my plea for bloggers to particpiate in the compilation of a list of;
'Books That Bloggers Cannot Do Without'being compiled by Kailana, I would like to invite an additional blogger and take this opportunity to welcome my Mum to the blogosphere via Bowled Over & Out!

Mum to take part please follow this link and leave your list as a comment for Kailana.
You can also post your list on your blog if you like. Looking forward to seeing your list Bowledover. xx If anyone else would like to participate please follow this link.
For Gran With Love.
Image Credit: Fotosearch