I’ve been trying to stay off the computer in the interests of Health & Happiness. I discovered how much better my chronic 20 month-old headache is for starters.
Sorry folks, but even blog reading and commenting is severely rationed.
I’ve also been trying to do some Odds & Sods e.g. sorting out old linen and kitchen wares for the charity shop. Culling a few more books.
Due to lack of growth, I pulled all the Spinach plants out of the big heavy veggie trough and ate them (below in the white plastic bowl).
Still can’t work out why it didn’t grow. I think I’ll go back to Perpetual ‘cut & pick’ and Baby Leaf varieties. They were brilliant (image on the right).
But since the Baby Leaf was in a heavy tall pot, (and don’t ask me why I didn’t put it in a small pot), I’ve eaten all that, instead of just cutting off outer leaves. So I’ve only got Kale, mint and parsley to eat at the moment. Even the Parsley is going to seed and might have to be replaced.
I still haven’t got back to the row of Cherry Blossoms in the nearby small park to photograph, so you get the best shot out of a couple of weeks ago. The image below was actually from a small row of trees in front of a new apartment block.
The Gum nuts off the Red-flowering Eucalyptus near the top of my steep little road are in abundance and I can’t wait for the flowers to appear in a 3-4 months.
There are certainly lots of new shoots on the other side of the bush, but the holes and dilapidated state of their leaves continue to indicate some sort of pest or disease.
…….and for once, I wish the Developers and Construction workers would come back to the site on the other side of my road, because I’m fed up with the blown-down fences and eyesore of the half-finished excavation. I think 26th June was the last sighting.
Well, that’s my lot for the week 🙂
Time to turn the computer off early…….. and get on with it.
PS After a week of lovely weather, its back to cold and rain with intermittent sun breaks 😀
….and yes, I could look through my enormous photo library and find a nice selection of images to share and write about, but my photo libraries are a mess (still) and I’d end up on the computer for the afternoon and get nothing done away from my desk.
….and it’s probably a timely reminder, (again), for all Aussies to start wearing the highest SPF sun-block (mine is 50+), a good hat and long-sleeved shirt and try to avoid the central part of the day.
Winter or Overcast days do not protect you from the UV rays, neither does a suntan you big strong beefy men.
Two weeks ago I had one suspicious spot removed from my upper left arm which turned out to be a Basel cell carcinoma (the slow-growing skin cancer, but still the potential to spread externally and internally) – stitches out tomorrow. I’ve got another one to be removed from my right upper arm tomorrow.
Then a full body and scalp check at a Skin Cancer Clinic in about 4 weeks time.
Gee, they sure remove large pieces of flesh with these biopsies. But what’s a few stitches and scars if it stops the spread.
Neither site has seen sun for about 30+ years, but my lower forearms DID get seriously sunburnt in the first 2-3 summers of my Photography hobby (despite sunblock) – 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Pleeeeeease heed my warnings.