Sunday, April 30, 2006

Tea from Roses

Now that your rose is in bloom.
A light hits the gloom on the grey.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

California Dreaming

I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California dreaming
On such a spring's day

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Tea Cozy for Easter

Hickety, pickety, my little chicken,
She lays tea for Ben and me.
Ben comes every day,
To see what my chicken doth lay.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mop Head

which way now?

Flying Mop

Hungarian Komondor sheepdog certainly mop up attention when they are taken out for a walk.

Their dreadlocked white coat takes 24 hours to dry after washing and experts insist that they should never be brushed - good news for the owners.

Shaggy Fashion

A model wore an outfit by designer Michiko Koshino during London Fashion Week (2005). She laboured under an entire department store's worth of mop heads, the ropey ends trailing around her head and totally engulfing her body.

Natural Mop Head

Western Pasque Flower (Buttercup Family)

Flower: Large, white to cream, bowl-shaped, numerous stamens and pistils, 5 - 10 petal-like sepals, no petal. At maturity the plumose styles produce a spherical to ovoid cluster resembling a mop or troll's head.
Blooms: May-September
Leaves: Pinnate with finely dissected segments
Height: 6 - 24 inches
Stem: After pollination the flowering stem begins a noticeable elongation, pushing the fruits (plumed seeds) up into the air.
Found: Subalpine to alpine rocky slopes.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Rainbow Painter

The Rainbow Painter took brush in hand

Began to dabble above the Land.

In skies of misty, rainy blue,
He placed his brushes down and drew,
An arching wave across the sky,
Above the Earth the Mountains high.

And then he took his paints of red,
Colored a streak, a pink instead.
And then he made another green,
Another yellow, in his altered scene.
Until there was the brightest glow
Above the earth, his crayoned show!

By Linda A Copp (worte in 1970)