Blue. From last year. 📷🌈
Blue. From last year. 📷🌈
New oak leaves are a fabulous fresh green colour. 📷🌈
Orange nasturtiums 📷🌈
Red post box. 📷 🌈
For it might be the mothering of your sweet soul
If you open your eyes and see
That the life of a man it comes with little plan
It flourishes like a flower
As tender in the heart into which you’re born
So cherish your every hour
— Sam Lee, “The Moon Shines Bright” 💬
“I meant,” said Ipslore bitterly, “what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?” Death thought about it. “CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.” — Terry Pratchett, Sourcery 💬
With just one hand held up high
I can blot you out
Out of sight
Peek-a-boo, Little Earth
— Kate Bush, “Hello Earth” 💬
“Time, not important. Only life is important.” — Mondoshawan, The Fifth Element. 💬
“[…] the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever-branching and beautiful ramifications.” — Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species 💬
“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?” “Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought. Piglet was comforted by this. — A. A. Milne 💬
“How long the same things? Surely I will yawn, I will sleep, I will eat, I will be thirsty, I will be cold, I will be hot. Is there no end?” — Seneca 💬 (quoted in a Guardian article about boredom)
New post: Building a Raspberry Pi Roon endpoint
My fun weekend project!
I made a floor pouffe yesterday from a free Closet Case Pattern. It is designed to be made from those scraps that are too small to use for clothing but too big to throw away, and then filled with smaller scraps!
Just had breakfast listening to a duet between Hildegard of Bingen (Medieval plain chant, on Radio 3) and a blackbird (in our garden, through the open door). Bliss. I recommending starting every day like that if you have cooperative local wildlife.
New post: Extending org-roam
In which I create a monstrous pile of scripts in order to make notes on journal articles in
I came across a wren on my walk today. Its song was as sweet and sharp as lemon sherbet. The unexpected force with which its tiny body punched the air into explosions of sound knocked all the stale indoor air from my own lungs and replaced it with cool spring freshness.
New post: Making things in isolation
In which I sew an incredibly bright shirt to celebrate my birthday.
Ah, my old friend Fraycheck (aka ‘Rafelstop’) - you save my sewing bacon again when I get a bit wayward with the rotary cutter! 😬
This fox was enjoying a patch is sun in our garden this morning, while sparrows shouted at it from a nearby bush.
From my one allowed outdoor exercise walk per day: I noticed that the willow catkins are just starting to emerge. They caught the low sun beautifully.
I’ve been trying to get two PhD students working overseas emergency flights. Things are moving so fast that I had a lot of drama before 6am trying to book new flight for one student 1.5 hours before takeoff 😰. He boarded that flight. Now to worry about the connection…
I’m going to make the brightest, most colourful shirt I can this weekend. When we are all able to mingle again, I may need to hand out sunglasses 😎.
One of my colleagues has informed me that it’s time to knock off work and deliver her food.