Flowers and Fossils

Today I’m going to do pictures of flowers from yesterday’s visit to the garden with a few other things interspersed to show the nature of decay and the passing of time.

That’s sounding either depressed or arty, and I don’t know which is worse. The depression comes, amongst other things, from having to fill in a questionnaire for the hospital. I participate in a regular pain survey so they have sent me one about depression, anxiety and isolation. By the time I’d finished I felt considerably worse.

The artiness may come from being bitten by a vampiric art student, or from watching too much Grayson Perry on TV.

I’m glad to be back in the old editor. There’s a certain solidity to it, which I don’t get from the new one, and as I write I can see I have written 144 words.

I have now had two tries at loading a group of three photographs, but there is no sign of them. This seems to be an increasingly common problem. When I publish the post they will all suddenly appear.

Last night, whilst wading through reams of information on the new editor and associated rammel, I found a button that would have erased the entire site. I was very tempted. There is nothing in the writing that I am attached to, and as I struggled with the “improved” system it all felt like it was just too difficult to carry on. I may have to avoid finding that button again, because it’s very tempting.

Over the years I’ve followed links to the sites of people who have commented on my blog and found that they have no posts listed. I’m beginning to see why.

And once again the photos fail to appear. I hope they will turn up when I publish. And lo and behold, they did turn up. In the wrong place.

The devil’s toenail is nice to see, I haven’t seen one for years. It’s nice to have something on the blog that is older than me.

21 thoughts on “Flowers and Fossils

  1. Helen

    Nice to be able to visit the Mencap garden, I guess?

    I don’t quite follow your comment re empty blogs and ‘delete’ buttons. I thought blogs were empty because people had simply decided not to pursue a certain blog. One of my followers has a different active blog on WP and many have one on a different platform.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Some that I click on have the message that the user has deleted the blog content. There is a button for doing this. I will try to find one as an example tonight.

      1. Helen

        Oh yes, I think I have seen that, too – and have seen how I could do that on my own blog. I kept well away from that button, lest there should be a mistake!

      2. Helen

        Yes, an empty blog may make it easier to read WP posts by other bloggers. And I’ve seen that other message, too.

        One of my followers has a second blog, linked to the empty one, which she does actually write on. But I only know this because I asked her one day, which meant I was then able to start reading her real blog.

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    1. quercuscommunity

      I was skimming it for the information I needed. I have adopted my father’s attitude to instructions – something you read when you’ve gone wrong (by not reading the instructions).

  3. arlingwoman

    That is some giant oyster, that’s all I can say. I have people come to my site whose links go to a blank site. It always kind of freaks me out. I mean, who ARE they and what led them to me? I made lemon curd a couple nights ago, and have been eating it on toast in the mornings. It’s fabulous. Bought more lemons today…

    1. quercuscommunity

      My mum and dad used to make loads of lemon curd every summer for the village fete (we had poultry so we had lots of eggs) and I had to help. I’ve not made it since. 🙂

  4. Lavinia Ross

    I would says those devil’s toenails are a good bit older than you, and are extinct as well. 🙂

    Readers would miss you and Julia if you deleted the site. And who would rate scones? Stay with us, Quercus!


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