Archive | June 2007

June 29, 2007 bis

Here is a recent water colour of a leek flower. They have been amazing to watch as they swell and then burst open, forming a white cloud of flowers. I started another one yesterday that isn’t finished yet. These are small paintings, about 5×7 inches on a special texture paper.

June 29, 2007

I just found out that Yahoo Photos is closing and if you have pictures in there that you want to keep, you have to move them elsewhere. I think I probably have them on my computer anyway, but if they are illustrating a blog entry, I would like them to be available to readers. I guess if one uses the window on” compse blog entry” the photo is in Yahoo Photos? Anytime I want to insert more than one photo, I use Flickr. Yahoo Photos didn’t work for that.

I found out about this by complaints in the comments on the Yahoo team blog, not through any official announcement.

June 26, 2007

This is a link to a blog which is rather lengthy, but presents a project to manifest our desire to create a better world. I don’t think it will hurt to join in for an hour on July 17th in some way.

God welcomes all of our efforts to change ourselves and to live in accord with His Plan.

June 25, 2007

My thoughts upon awakening this morning: I am tempted to go on strike.

Too much rain afallin’.

It isn’t even soaking into the ground any more.

A few patches of blue sky seem to be appearing…

June 19, 2007

There is a new entry in the blog of the man to whom God spoke. It explains the event and the book it inspired:

Most of us do not realize the significance of God speaking directly to a man.

June 16, 2007

Perhaps a helpful hint :
Sometimes when I have prepared a blog and then click on “post this entry”, the whole thing disappears. Very frustrating if I have spent time inserting several photos and fixing mistakes, etc.

So now, if I don’t forget, before I hit that button, I do Ctrl A, Ctrl C – that way I have it in the “presse-papier”, sorry, I forget the English term for the place that holds things waiting to be pasted. Then if it doesn’t post, I just copy it back in there until it does.


It’s the time that got me! I never wanted an electric hedge trimmer until now. I liked the silence of the hand shears and the double advantage of working on the pectorals, not to mention it only cost elbow grease to use. Also the machine clipped ones have a, well, a machine look about them.

It ssems like I used to do all the hedges in one, maybe two days. Now it has been taking me several days just to do the bit that leads to the mailbox! As soon as I mentioned I might be better off with an electric trimmer, husband bought me one. This is the box:

The perfectionist bit made me laugh.

djd scissor hands

mailbox hedges

greenbird of happiness

It only took me a couple of hours to trim almost everything. I’m not ready to get up on a ladder with this new toy – I mean tool, so I used the hand shears for that. I think it took me longer to collect up the trimmings and haul them to the compost than it did to do the trimming!