Saturday, April 13, 2019
Springtime iPhone Photos
Lots of colorful things are blooming at the moment! I walked home from work last night and saw several trees like this, big fluffy clouds of pink. (This despite the fact that temperatures have been unseasonably cold -- it's 34º F out there as I write this just after 7 a.m.!)
There are some unusual varieties of primroses at the cemetery...
...and speaking of the cemetery, I found these unusual decorations on one of the graves. This jar full of little birds was accompanied, on the other side of the headstone, by one containing a pink teddy bear. The odd thing is, this grave is Victorian. The occupants died in the 1880s or thereabouts, and I didn't notice any children, at least not mentioned on the headstone. (Which admittedly was hard to read because it had been broken.) I wonder who's decorating it, and why?
I found these pathetic chairs at the post office when I collected a package a few days ago. I feel like so many public facilities in Britain look like this. Perhaps "Austerity" is to blame.
I had to take a picture of this ridiculous Fixodent advertisement on television, with a woman perilously balanced on top of a set of wobbly dentures. As I told Dave, "I'm so glad they labeled this 'dramatization.' Otherwise I'd have thought it was real!"
This is one of our neighbor's houses. They always have a terrific-looking front garden. I especially like all the tulips by the door.
And here's another neighbor's garden. I'm jealous of the tulips -- ours didn't do much this year. We have one plant with a nascent bud that doesn't seem to be growing. Otherwise they were all nibbled by wildlife and look pretty ragged.
When Olga and I went to Fortune Green a week ago, we found this tree, decorated once again on behalf of Nazanin Zagari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained in Iran for three years now.
Free Nazanin, indeed!