Autumn sky

I was hanging up the washing this morning, and struggling with the heavy water-logged towels, when I happened to look up. That’s when I noticed the sky. A brilliant . deep . breathtaking . blue. Look: These awe-inspiring, gasp-inducing autumn skies make up for all the cloudy, drizzly, wind-swept, cloud-blankets that always become more prevalent…

Resurrecting our herb garden

Throughout the long, cold, wet winter, I had neglected my herb garden quite badly. As a result, almost all of my herbs had died and even the hardier ones only barely survived the cold, the wet, the wind, the damp, the mould, the fungus, the aphids, the snails, the slugs, the hadedas, the cats, the…

Church bulletin funnies

“They’re Back! Church Bulletins: Thank God for church ladies with typewriters — misspellings, bad sentence construction or choice of words all make for fun reading. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The…

A Cape White-eye takes a bath

After Flandrum Hill posted a cute little story of Canadian chickadees, I remembered that I had recently taken some photos of a little Cape White-eye taking a bath in the little birdbath in our front garden. As you can see, they are small green-yellow birds with a startling white circle around their eyes. They are…