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Posted: 21st June 2021

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The neighbour's sign says 'Weeds for Sale, Dirt Cheap.' He's got no takers. Photo by Dmitri Gheorgheni, weed sign by Pete.

Are you gardening? If you aren't, you're probably enjoying the view of someone else's garden. Up north of the equator, we get excited by these late spring/early summer flowers and such. Willem's still cold, but he's sharing his finds, nonetheless. Lots and lots of flowers to look at this week.

Don't get discouraged if your captive vegetable matter isn't flourishing. Persistence pays off. We planted that apple tree about four years ago. It's finally got some apples on it in spite of those marauding deer. Keep calm and pick up the watering can.

We have other things for you as well. Here's a rundown:
    In 1907, Tolstoy denied that he was dead. Read more in the Deep Thought column for this week.
  • Water birds and pesky birds. A bird flying right at the photographer. Brush up on your ornithological voyeurism. Not all of us are 'twitchers'. (Robbie Stamp is. He had to tell me what that was.)
  • Plants that aren't flowers. Like fungi. Paigetheoracle complaining about it all (again). Flowers we took inside to admire some more. A snail.
  • Weird places for birds to be. Like in a bunker. Or nesting all over the Hoggett Farm and Mechanical Wonderland. Come see.
  • Fiction. Poetry. Whatever it is that Bluebottle's perpetrating. A sharp analysis of the latest 'news' service in the UK, from Awix. Random thoughts from me, in which I explain that Tolstoy story. A video that shows you what cartoons were like before the big studios got started.

We'll be back next week with more Stuff. (Send more Stuff!) Remember to keep your eyes open. Not only will you get better photos that way, but you'll be able to see that blue tit coming and avoid a collision.

Dmitri Gheorgheni

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