It appears some apologies are in order. BIG apologies.
It seems as though it was only a week ago when I last posted, but I checked my emails today and it has clearly been longer than that.
I’m not quite sure when I lost track of time (or last checked my emails) but such unforgivable neglect wasn’t intentional, I promise!
I have been taking photos for you as always (my camera was bulging at the seams) and thinking of things to write all the time, I have just had difficulty getting it from head to screen!
Although I can only blame myself for being so hopeless I was assisted by that ever present evil, bad internet. 😦
It has been sort of ok during the day (when I am busy of course), but in the evening it has become abysmally slow right when I have time to actually use it. Grrrrr…
Funny thing about that though. Over the weekend I was hard at work with a saw (blistered palm, ouch!) clearing away a stand of scrubby trees at the very furthest and highest part of the back garden.
When I stood back to admire my handiwork (ok, I was really hoping that The Man would notice, take pity on me, and take over) when I realized that through the trees I could actually see a new(ish) mobile phone tower on a lower hill a kilometer or so away.
Hmmm…. That means we are in between two towers, one on top of a hill to the west and another lower hill to the east. Nevertheless, I still can’t get decent reception! Aaargh!!
I promise I will be better at keeping track of the time from now on and here is a photo of the most powerful plant in my garden, the Donkey Ear Orchid, as an apology.
Why so powerful you ask? Well, there are a few of these guys scattered over our hill and the Man has a particular affection for this flower above all the other equally beautiful orchids out there. This is possibly because it is the largest and tallest and, although he is horribly afflicted with domestic blindness, even he can see them when he is clomping around out there.
His affection for them means they have saved the entire population of the hill from being blitzed with the mower! Yay!! ….. for now, anyway…. Here’s hoping that they outlast all the others so they all get a chance to scatter a few seeds about for next season. 🙂
Welcome back… glad the spiders didn’t get you!
Thank you! Although there have been a few spider encounters recently, not all of them good… 🙂
Was wondering what had happened to you – I’ve missed your posts!
Thanks! 🙂 I have been far too neglectful, I will give myself a smack on the hand just for you. 😉
Hi ya, great picture of the plants. Nice to see you back. Wondered how you were doing, have a great week.
Glad you liked it, I have heaps of photos waiting to be posted, now I just have to get it together and sort them!
That sounds great, will look forward to seeing them!
Nice to hear from you (coming from a guy who’s blog has been left unattended for months…).
The time gets away from you doesn’t it! 🙂
Welcome back you naughty thing! I was starting to worry something horrible had happened to keep you away. That’s the one bad thing about making friends online – you can’t tell when they need a pot of chicken soup or a block of chocolate. As you’re clearly alive and well – apart from the blisters – I’ll eat the chocolate myself. :p
And that orchid is simply beautiful. I wonder if that’s why beauty evolved in the first place?
Well, there is never a reason to avoid chocolate as far as I’m concerned! 😀
Sorry for worrying you, I didn’t realize it had been so long until I read the messages a few of you had left, then I felt terrible!
They are beautiful orchids. Some types do their best to hide and others like these are out there trying to be noticed, I wonder how the critters that pollinate them see them?
lol – forgiven. 😀 Given that most animals [not sure about insects] don’t have great eye sight it would be amazing to get a bug’s eye view of the world.
Oh so you’ve been off having a life… ah well, someone’s got to do it 😉
I’m please you’ve at least been taking pics – the Donkey Ear Orchid is fantastic, I’m quite mesmerised by the shape of the ears.
Ah, yes Bloody Telstra. I’d suggest giving them a call but given the amount and quality of redundant conversations I’ve had with the CSRs of the past couple of weeks, I wouldn’t bother. It will only add to the angst. I read Bloody Telstra are making more staff redundant. Unfortunately there are still enough left to be annoying.
It was partially having a life and partially stomping off angrily when I reconnected my intewebs for the hundreth time that day. I usually check my emails obsessively but it got to the point where I didn’t even bother turning it on for that for days at a time. Of course that didn’t help matters, when it came time to get them I just walked away for ages and left the computer until it sorted itself out!
I have given up on complaining to Telstra too. All you get is frustration and no resolution. If I was a suspcious sort I would suggest that is their business model, larger profits come when there is no delivery of actual service!
Well anyway I’m glad you’re OK.
Does absence make us feel fonder of a flower’s aroma?
(During your absence, I nominated you for a Liebster Blogger Award… did you find that?… LOL)
They are a really interesting shape aren’t they. 🙂
Now you mention it I did see that award comment… I’ll have to get onto it! Thanks. 😀
I was actually hoping that you had won tattslotto and taken off on adventures. Instead you were having adventures in your own backyard! No grovelling apologies are needed, because (1) it is just good to have you back in our little patch of the bloggosphere and (2) you have brought flowers. That orchid is gorgeous — gorgeous and mower repellent!
Oh, Tatts. A dream come true! If only I didn’t have to wake up and find that the bank account is still a few million short of my dreams. 😉
I love that one single type of flower can keep the Man and his mower at bay. If only they would take over the whole garden and drive out the weeds it would be a wonderland out there. Unmowed of course, but pretty just the same. 😀
Welcome back. 🙂