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Flick ([personal profile] flick) wrote2017-05-17 08:11 pm

Things we have done

The swallows have come back: we've seen lots of activity in the last few days, including plenty of flying in and out of the stable, so we didn't scare them off. Phew!

The bird 'flu restrictions are, finally, over, which is also a big phew. The ducks are very happy to be back in the garden, and it's meant that we could put the boys in the stableyard, which was getting rather overgrown, so that the field could have a rest. It's currently raining steadily, and set to keep doing so for a few more hours (another phew!), so hopefully the grass will be able to get a bit of growing done tomorrow without being instantly munched back to nothing.

It's been quite hot for the last couple of days, so the Jug Of Minty Water has reappeared in the fridge:


It was much appreciated this afternoon when I came in from weeding the jungle front bed, which is always a sod and got away from me rather this winter, not helped by the lack of ducks disturbing the weeds. It's taken me a week, but at least it's not quite a Forth Bridge job.

I finished off the quilt from my workshop:



("How did you get it done so quickly?" someone asked me at a fabric sale last weekend. "I've had my mother-in-law staying..." I replied. Then she mocked me because I was carrying bolts of fabrics in two solid greys and three beige patterns, so I picked up a plain teal as well and bought some just to show her!)

Does anyone fancy having a go at some orchid identification? I'm stumped by this one, which is potentially more troubling than it would otherwise be as it's in the field we borrow in the summer and I don't want to let the boys near it if it's rare!


It's probably just an odd common spotted, but.... It's not monkey or military, or an insect one. The pink buds make it look like a burnt, which I don't think we get around here and the petals aren't right for anyway. The petal colours look a bit like a chalk fragrant, which is local, but the shape is wrong. That pink border, and the lobe shape, have me quite stumped. It *might* be a lady, but I can't see any 'arms'. They do have the pink buds, and the two-lobes on the petals, though. Hmm. I might go and have another look at it tomorrow....
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[personal profile] gummitch 2017-05-18 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
Hooray for swallows! Plural means it's summer!

Do like that quilt. Lovely design.
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[personal profile] clothsprogs 2017-05-18 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay for swallows!

And even thoguth the colours of the quilt are not at al what I like - I do liek the textural look of the finished piece.

What are you going to do with the teal? Or is it just goign itnot he stash against the day it's the perfect colour for a project that has come up...?

Teddy

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[personal profile] bibliofile 2017-05-20 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
I liked the quilt's beginnings, between the simplicity of the fabric choices (always a sucker for prints with, er, print in them) and how your logs varied size & shape. The finished quilt turned out even better! Love the interplay between the log borders and the quilting doodles (quilted doodling?) and shapes and stuff.