Friday, February 8, 2013

Good morning


9 comments:

Armchair Critic said...

Ah! sunflower, weary of time
who countest the steps of the sun
seeking after that sweet golden clime
where the traveller's journey is done;

where the youth pined away with desire
and the pale virgin shrouded in snow
arise from the grave and aspire
where my sunflower wishes to go

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Hope I got all the words right :)

robertguyton said...

William Blake. And it seems you did, AC. Not quite the light-weight 'good morning, sunshine' jauntiness I was aiming for, but perhaps it's overcast in your city :-) Hope the weather clears.

Armchair Critic said...

I've never really done light-weight, sorry.

That's a beautiful sunflower. Mine are somewhat past their prime (though there are more on the way), having lost their petals. They do have massive seed heads and while it would be nice to make them into food, my last attempt was an abject failure. And they are growing in a large pile of manure so letting the seeds fall might be the nicer thing.

robertguyton said...

They are heavy (greedy) feeders and will have loved the richness of the manure heap. I read that all gardens should be 'built' around a manure heap. It's an idea I like alot. Trouble for me is, I've only hens. My rabbit/guinea-pig hutch is ready for action, but I've no tenants yet.
Birds may beat you in your effort to create a succession of sunflowers.

Shunda barunda said...

Ruru Robert, is what I just took pictures of! I just about put my hand on the little guy (or gal) which flew a few feet to a branch and looked at me like "what the hell did you do that for".
If you see Kevin he will tell you all about it.

Shunda barunda said...

I meant "Ruru, Robert" ;)

Although it is possible its name was Robert, I didn't ask so can't be certain!.

robertguyton said...

Always remember to ask, Shunda, "Ko wai tou ingoa, e ruru?"

Is Kevin here for the Green policy conference? I'm guest speaker, tomorrow night. If he's there, I'll ask after the owl.

Shunda barunda said...

Did those tourists ever turn up Robert?

robertguyton said...

I don't think so, Shunda, though I meet tourists every day. None said they were sent by you. I missed Kevin also. He left the conference just before I arrived. Couldn't ask him about your ruru.