Friday, September 23, 2011
A focus here and there
(Stinging) Nettle, Urtica dioica.
Seedhead of my Pincushion flowers, or Pink mist as the Scabious is also called. I'll collect the seed as soon as the heads have dried out, because I'd love to see them in the back too, next year.
And, as usual, Blogger rotates the photos I've uploaded. (and provide no opportunity to edit this!)
Bittercress? Some kind of weed very similar to it, anyway. Tiny and beautiful white flowers, and growing everywhere.
Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.
Hoverfly? on the raised veggie bed netting in Bantry's Rehabcare garden.
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, in the garden
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
I have not been able to get out since last month. I'm still in that "dark memories" place where I get lost among images of Francis and then fail to do something concrete. Like going out yesterday when it was probably the last nice day of summer! And that is where having a dog would be really useful; a dog would force me to go out onto the road again. At first I was thinking of getting a rescue dog, but now I'm thinking seriously of getting a service or assistance dog with the Dogs for the Disabled, where they train puppies into dogs which can do amazing things for you. Helping carrying home shopping, helping you undress, getting the post, etc.
I've printed out the form, which is on my desk.
I've had three dogs before, and although we've always had cats, I do miss the contact with a dog when going for a walk.
Wild Ivy flowers, converting into its black fruit.