The observations of an observant Southlander
Ah! sunflower, weary of timewho countest the steps of the sunseeking after that sweet golden climewhere the traveller's journey is done;where the youth pined away with desireand the pale virgin shrouded in snowarise from the grave and aspirewhere my sunflower wishes to go-----Hope I got all the words right :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
I meant "Ruru, Robert" ;)Although it is possible its name was Robert, I didn't ask so can't be certain!.
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.
Did those tourists ever turn up Robert?
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.
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