Erm, what's the name of that French bread? I baguette.
These amazing plants look like something from a Gaugin painting. They were seen in the Jardín de Aclimatación de la Orotava, Tenerife which dates from 1788.
My Aunt died today.
And I can remember her;
Running across a sunlit field
With we three children in hilarious pursuit
Laughing at the wind in our faces.
Yesterday i stumbled across this expressive word from Yiddish:
meaning baloney, nonsense, rubbish, as in "Don't give me all that shmegegge".
It's pronounced shmuhGEGee. according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Here's the Google ngram. It's quite a recent word it seems, and is a bit less frequent than in the past. But why those high peaks? Was the word in. a film or TV show around those times? I'd love to know.
From A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
George Orwell I think it was that said Macbeth is a play about ambition.In this famous speech near the end of the play, Macbeth, facing ruin and defeat, meditates on the ultimate folly of human ambition.
Met a woman claiming to be the Roman goddess of crops. I was like really? You can’t be Ceres.
on a withered branch
sits a crow
Last night I broke into a cheese factory and made away with some curds.
I found this attractive fungus growing at the base of a small fig tree I have in a pot. It's about 4 cm in diameter.
What is it?
I've asked on a couple of forums but so far no definite identification. It might be a wax-cap of some kind but that is a far as I've got.
Can anyone help?
Who said, this is no life for me.
Fish nibble my nose,
My fingers and toes,
Can’t I just stay in and watch the TV?
Here's a phot my brother took of a goldfinch
The name carduelis is Latin for something like "of the thistle" I think, because they are so fond of thistle-seeds but this one was amongst some forget-me-nots!
A friend sent me this picture of a Cornish forest.
From the Uxbridge English dictionary: exuberant - ant who’s given up driving taxis.
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