Cowart's Common Room

Today is Sunday, May 16, 2010.

A correction. Embarassed Most Bobbies still don't carry guns. Zoe corrected me on that. I knew that initially there were a few specially trained groups which were armed. But my belief that time had come to arm all Bobbies is erroneous (or premature).

"When I'm right, no one remembers; when I'm wrong, no one forgets." ~ Anon.

Bear has been hunting for exciting tea blends with which to treat your palates in the early morning. No, Maud, we're not getting rid of the traditionals, like English Breakfast, Grey Earl, and Irish Breakfast. It's just that, well, Bear wants you to be a bit adventurous. Always an option, of course.

It's almost summer in this colony; or more or less summer. We reached 26C yesterday; same is forecast for today. (That's about 79F) When you're hot, you're hot. But not as hot as Greece right now, in the midst of its financial uneasiness. In Brisbane, it will be 72F today; in Brighton, 57F with cloud. Seems like pretty good gardening weather in most places. Or having a cheery walk to worship, or strolling through the park after lunch, or trotting through the countryside on horseback, or . . .

And please do share your pictures of your gardens, even if they're "in progress." Nothing like an "in progress" garden to encourage those who haven't quite summoned up the courage to start.

Today's tea is English Breakfast, served with peanut butter cookies. (Well, the cookies are in the tins; you may serve yourself.)

Hope you have a grand day.

Posted at 16th May 2010 - 03:20AM   Posted by Rob-bear   GOOD MORNING! Comments: 7

Jaynebeth's Avatar morning Bear - wish I'd checked on the cookie situation before I started eating this never ending bowl of muesli!

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 16th May 2010 at 08:02AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Thank you, Bear. Ordinary breakfast tea for, please. I occasionally have fancier teas, especially at bedtime, when I enjoy a cup of green tea with lemon.
I will also have one of your peanut butter cookies (homemade?). I used to make these but I haven't done so for ages - why not?
My, you do have warm temperatures - I thought you had snow? Whatever happened to that? We are still rather cold here - we are about 2/3rds of the way down in France so it should be a bit warmer for the time of year. I hope it improves before the end of the week when Fennie comes.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 16th May 2010 at 09:09AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar A lovely cup of English breakfast for me too please, but no cookies as I've just had pancakes.

As for gardens - here's a peek into mine:

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Still very much in progress. This angle hides the lawn that isn't quite sown yet (on the right), there's a big bank of couch grass in the middle I have to get to grips with, the bench at the back needs a wood treatment and is currently drying the dog's laundry; it's standing on paving that hasn't been laid; there's a big pile of rubble at the top right and the paths haven't been started let alone finished.

In addition the hedge behind the bench obscures veg garden no.1 and a very Heath Robinson (empty) hen coop, a big shed which needs painting and I'm so glad you can't look over your shoulder to the right of this picture and see the knee high weeds on veg garden no. 2!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 16th May 2010 at 10:20AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you Bear . . . peanut cookies . . . eeeeuuuuuwwwww - not a fan of peanuts, peanut butter, or peanut cookies . . . so the cookies will be safe from me today.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 16th May 2010 at 11:01AM

Ivy's Avatar My garden is in progress of becoming a wilderness again. After 20 years of hard labour I have given up. I am so disillusioned about this piece of land that belongs to our house I have no words to tell you. The grass has died during this outstanding long and frosty winter so there is only moss, the birds have used some to built their nests so there is moss and barren earth where there was grass last summer. All my attempts to grow anything from seed are eaten up by slugs. About half my roses have not made it through the winter. What used to be a terrace is a crocked landscape of stones with grass growing in between ( why does grass always survive where you do not want it?) And the weather is so bad that you really could not do any gardening . I suppose once it stops raining I will have frogs sitting at my backdoor wondering where all the water has gone....

Posted by: Ivy on 16th May 2010 at 05:22PM

Mollygolver's Avatar Hi Bear, I'm a bit late to wish you 'Good Morning' today as I only drop by in the evening- but perhaps I can be early for tomorrow. Hope your back is not causing you too much misery. Lots of purple vibes from Welsh Wales

Posted by: Mollygolver on 16th May 2010 at 08:54PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar I'm late as usual so no biscuits for me.

Here is a photo I took yesterday, looking up the hill from my front garden. Our property is very uneven, we have slopes, hills, and even a cliff behind our barn. Built on ledge we have rocks and stones pushing up through the earth by the bucket full and giant boulders left over from glaciers.

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My garden was very busy yesterday, this little guy was sittiing on a boulder, chattering merrily, underneath the bird feeders. I am particularly fond of chipmunks.

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Posted by: Dancing Dog on 17th May 2010 at 01:35PM

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