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Tears of a Rose

The Tears of a Rose

Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.

– Bill

 

I’m taking a break for several weeks, so will see you all again next month.

Keep well and have fun while I’m gone and I’ll catch up with you later.

Cheers Scifi.

 

Sunday Musings #100

I’m not a perfect person. I make a lot of mistakes. But I really appreciate those people who stay with me after knowing how I really am.

– Unknown

 

Whoot! 100 words of wisdom from Scifi here!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.

Here’s to the next 100 pithy sayings, amusing quotes and downright daft comments.

 

 

Rose Bud

Orson 1

Rose Bud does not care that it is the middle of winter here.

Nor that I hacked her almost to death very recently. (See  I Thought I’d Killed You.)

She just does her own thing, regardless.

Orson 2

The whole stem that you can see here has grown from the tiny stalk that remained.

On the left is new growth from the larger pink rose bush.

Due to the angle of the sun, the shadows of the rose buds and leaves on the wall behind, do not entirely match those that you can actually see, creating an abstract effect that I love.

And if you wonder why my Rose Buds are always called Orson; check out Orson Welles’ excellent movie, Citizen Kane.

 

Sunday Musings #99

My room is not messy; it’s an obstacle course designed to keep me fit.

– Anon

 

Who needs the gym when you can be creative like this?

Besides which, the moment I have a big clear up I find I suddenly want some item, which I know is exactly . . .

Many things have disappeared after tidying up; never to re-surface!

 

Red Sky

Red Skies 1

It is rare for me to see a red sky, with little hint of blue or purple, and this is such a deep red, it is really dramatic.

Red Skies 2

While I was taking my photos at dusk, with the sun rapidly setting, I was “serenaded” – if you can apply that term here – by a couple of Egyptian Geese, standing atop a neighbour’s roof and screeching loudly to another couple some distance away.

It is not a pretty sound!

 

You can read more about the noisy birds here: Sittin’ on a Roof and Cacophony.

 

The Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 1

Yes, it is officially the Winter Solstice down here in Cape Town. This is our shortest day with the longest night.

Apart from it being a little chilly now and then, when a cold front all the way from the Antarctic sweeps over us, you wouldn’t know it was winter just by looking outside.

Winter Solstice 2

It still looks sunnier here than most summer days in the northern hemisphere, where, yes, you have your Summer Solstice right now; longest day and shortest night.

Winter Solstice 3

All I could wish for really, is some rain!

 

Sunday Musings #98

Only dead fish go with the flow.

– Andy Hunt

 

A little encouragement for those of you who, like me, always seem to be going in the opposite direction to everyone else. Rather that than go belly up!

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One time I particularly remember was arriving at Nottingham train station, where I’d never been before. They were renovating the whole station, so things were all over the place. I had a back pack and small case on wheels. Off I went, carrying my bags up some steep steps and so onto the walkway over the tracks towards the Exit.

As I got up there, suddenly it seemed that the whole of Nottingham was advancing towards me. I soldiered bravely on, following the Exit signs I could see high up at the end of the passageway.

People were bashing into me, How Rude! But I held my ground.

Finally, the mob dissipated and I went down the steps alone. There I was wandering around a platform looking for the exit. A man and boy sitting on a bench waiting for a train had no idea where the exit was either.

Nonplussed, I went back up the stairs (carrying heavy bags) and into the passageway again.

This time, because it was empty, I could see signs stuck all along the walls, directing you to their new Temporary Exit.

In their wisdom, all these signs were placed at waist height; which meant that when the mob thronged through the passage, not one sign was visible.

Eventually, I found my way out to the Temporary Exit, with one novel thought:

Perhaps, sometimes, it is better to go with the flow!