Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A rant and calming pretty pictures

Today is La Tomatina in Valencia, Spain and, as with every year, I feel my heart breaking at the wastage of all those beautiful red tomatoes in a world were we had an aphid apocalypse in our greenhouse and too many people are truly starving to death or have illnesses like scurvy.

Yep, I'm a spoil sport and I hope everyone who takes part in the festivities today gets hit - whack bang!, in the bum at least once. Damn it.

Deep breath

So I've been ill again for a while and to be honest I still am and the exhaustion accompanying it has had me sleeping whole days away. For you though, I have imbibed much coffee and here we go with a calming post of all those photos I just haven't got around to sharing; I'm also hoping that this will wake up my resolve to get the lottie and use my new Fiskers SmartFit pruners and bring some more flowers home ..... I also have a new book to review on flower arranging crafts so...

forget-me-not ~ 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
forget-me-not
mushroom ~ 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
mushroom
climbing french beans - 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
climbing french beans

blackberries! - 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
Blackberry bush is covered in fruits = fingers crossed; it's us against the birds!
perfect white cosmos - 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
White Cosmos - I love them so
mangetout - 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
last handful of mangetout
allotment cut flowers - 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
white cosmos, white dahlia, yellow dahlia, pink rose, yellow poppies, red poppies
ittle red peppers - 'growourown.blogspot.com' - an allotment blog
little red peppers (some have dried tomato flowers petals on them)
Right, I did it, I wrote a wee post and now the whole idea isn't so daunting! I shall be back soon with more photos (I hope to go to the plots this evening) and reviews :)

Much love
Carrie

12 comments:

  1. Stunning photography as always. I especially love the mushrooms and mangetout ones. Hope you are back at the lottie soon, Lauran x

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  2. Sorry you've been unwell, but the white cosmos is enough to cheer anyone up. I grow some of these too and love them.

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  3. So, sorry you haven't been feeling well. I'm been taking a new medication which wipes me out and I've been sleeping 14+ hours in a day...not good! My doctor has changed my prescription and I'm hoping to be more active.

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  4. We need a bit of sun to get those blackberries ripening. This eternal rain would get anyone down. Love the photos as always.x




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  5. Stunning photographs, especially the mushroom and the mangetout, you have such a talent with a camera. I feel exactly the same as you about the tomato festival, it's obscene. Goodness knows what those who are starving must think. Sorry to hear you have been struggling, I hope you see an improvement soon. CJ xx

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  6. thanks for gathering those up to share with us.
    I agree - why trash the defenceless tomatoes!

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  7. I don't like waste of any kind. Lovely pictures. I especially like the first one and the white cosmos, which is one of my favourite flowers. Flighty xx

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  8. That was my first thought about tomatoes being wasted followed by thought if all the food wasted because it was the wrong shape, size etc.

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  9. Another excellent blog. I so prod you feel able to share your thought and feeling (depression wish). I always enjoy your blog and excellent photos. I hope you feel good soon :)

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  10. Loved the pictures, especially the forget-me-nots. Now, that picture should have a story with it -- the rusted hook in the piece of wood. It's a story of "forget me not."

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  11. Ha, Wow! Love the mushroom picture. It really gives me a gardening feel. :-)

    I hope you feel better soon. Think positive thoughts!!

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