It's wisteria time in London. This house around the corner from the school where I work is putting on an impressive display. It smells amazing to walk past all these blossoms. I'm surprised the flowers are doing so well, given that it's been freakin' cold lately. When I walked the dog yesterday morning it was 45º F (7º C), and it's about the same today.
I'm hearing that some of you are having problems commenting on my blog. Google has apparently introduced some changes that are fouling things up. In an effort to make commenting easier, I've changed my comments from embedded to a pop-up window, which according to what I've read might solve the issues. It might create additional difficulties, though, for those of you with pop-up blockers activated on your browser. Let's try it and see if it works.
(Unfortunately, the pop-up comment form doesn't include a "reply to" option, so my replies to your comments will now come at the end of the comment stream.)
From what I can tell, this is the only change I can make on my end to solve the problem. Otherwise I think it has to do with readers' settings. If you've been having this problem and are likely to encounter it on other blogs, you might first clear your cache and your cookies, and sign in to Google again -- or try a different browser entirely. If there's a way to unblock third-party cookies in your browser settings, that might work -- apparently third-party cookies are needed for embedded comments, and Safari (for example) blocks them by default. That's all I can suggest.
Apparently I could allow anonymous comments and that would get around this log-in problem, but I really, really don't want to go there. I like knowing who's talking to me.
This week has been a beast at work, partly because of inventory. Now that's done and yesterday was much quieter --in fact a bit too quiet, because we're heading into a three-day weekend and I think a lot of kids were already out of school. Monday is a bank holiday, so it's a day off for us. Whew! I have plans to do some gardening and also walk another length of the Green Chain, among other things.
(Bottom photo: Some posters I found on West End Lane, publicizing feminist marches and this web site.)