Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
A site that recommends blogs selected me for their weekly "Best of the Web". It is good to discover to that it is not only my friends and relatives reading my blog. I don't blog every day, that would be sure to drive you away. I don't always have anything interesting to say and often I just want to be away from computer so I can have a real life, rather than a virtual life.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This is only my second post for August. I blame the weather. I'm not complaining about it, the heat is better than the cold, even when it's humid. However, by mid-afternoon my brain turns to mush and I find it difficult to focus. I end up dozing, which doesn't improve my mental powers, or playing sudoku which can help but usually just frustrates. So that's my excuse.
Monday, August 8, 2011
I'm obviously going through a green phase. Looking back on recent posts I can see a lot of green. Perhaps it's a reaction to Toronto's stifling heat and humidity? Green is such a cooling colour. This photo of my gooseberry bush is a few weeks old. I have stripped it of all its fruit because I like my gooseberries tart. If you leave the fruit on the bush it will start to turn a maroon colour and loose its acidity. Gooseberries are not a giving fruit; the thorns are large, sharp and numerous and it's not a fruit you eat straight from the bush, their sharp edge needs to be tempered with sugar.