Ivy - a creeper and climber
Hide and seek on top of the freezer!
"There's not much space for my ears in here!"
Ivy, plural ivies (Hedera), is a genus of 12–15 species of evergreen climbing or ground-creeping woody plants in the family Araliaceae, native to western, central and southern Europe. On level ground they remain creeping, not exceeding 5–20 cm height, but on suitable surfaces for climbing, including trees, natural rock outcrops or man-made structures such as quarry rock faces or built masonry and wooden structures, they can climb to at least 30 m above the ground.
The Last Leaf
The last leaf of the year on the cherry tree.
Who's got new boots, then?
The Kitchen Cometh
My brother-in-law is changing over his whole kitchen so we are having his ‘old’ appliances. (They are only old in his eyes – they are new to us and our appliances have seen better decades; better millennia even.) That means re-sizing cupboards, sawing worktops, installing outside electrical fittings (don’t even ask…) plumbing; gas installation and so on. And while all this is going on the kitchen contents have to live somewhere – chaos reigns.
I'm a Deltiologist
Postcard 105 from Anouk 25th June 2012
Thanks to Dawn Treader I have discovered I am a deltiologist. I quote -
Deltiology (from Greek δελτίον, deltion, diminutive of δέλτος, deltos, "writing tablet, letter"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study and collection of postcards. Professor Randall Rhoades of Ashland, Ohio, coined a word in 1945 that became the accepted description of the study of picture postcards. It took about 20 years for the name to appear in the dictionary the first time.