Next Week – Plans and Flowers

Yes, despite the outwardly chaotic appearence of my life I do have plans. Some of them (such as the Nobel Prize (Peace or Literature – I’m easy) are not likely to come to fruition. The oldest laureate was 90, so I still have time, but I fear that it may no longer be a realistic prospect.

However, assuming that the younger me had planned to become a middle-aged man with a weight problem and unrealistic dreams of winning a Nobel Prize, I think it’s fair to say we can consider that done.


Cranesbill Geranium

You win some, you lose some.

The plans for the coming day include doing the laundry (I am now well enough to take up my domestic duties again). That’s according to Julia, anyway; I still feel another week of watching daytime TV while she brings me cups of tea is in order. I also have to buy the ingredients for a rhubarb crumble (apart from the rhubarb.)


Nasturtium – once known as Indian Cress because it tastes like watercress

Apart from that, which I confess, is not an onerous list, I need to make something for tea (which will be a nice, easy salad) Β and write a to do list for Julia. We ended up with four pages of notes on Friday morning. They are currently more of an avalanche of words and ideas, rather than a list.

By 4.30 this afternoon they will be a list – sorted by importance, season and financial implication.

Today’s pictures are more flowers, but this time I know the names.


Yellow Flag




28 thoughts on “Next Week – Plans and Flowers

  1. Lavinia Ross

    All of us have had plans at one point or another that did not come to fruition. πŸ™‚

    The flowers are beautiful, especially the nasturtiums! We grow those here. Once they self-seed, they come back every year.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Self-seeding is one of my favourite things in a plant, as is being good in a salad.

      As for plans – I always have dozens. πŸ™‚ If one goes astray I always have a replacement.

  2. Laurie Graves

    We all need plans, big and small, realistic or, ahem, a lovely dream. But if we don’t dream…And those flowers are just lovely.

      1. Helen

        I did actually think of getting one myself but then that doesn’t make it dark in the evenings or reduce the hay fever symptoms πŸ˜•

    1. quercuscommunity

      The Head Gardener is, as usual, sound on plants. I’ve never made the “capers” (though I have read how to do it) but I have used the leaves and flowers in salads.


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