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. 🙂