Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Musings

On a day when Cruise missiles and Tornado fighter jets were deployed George Osbourne said:
' The killing has to stop.'

Andrew Marr said
'No music or actresses on today's programme - for reasons you'll understand.'

It was pointed out that the UN resolution does not authorise an occupying force in Libya
and although Russsia and China and others abstained nobody vetoed the motion.

The resilience, courage and dignity of the Japanese people was applauded.

Vincent De Rivaz, Director of Nuclear Energy in the UK said there should not be a pause- the plans should go ahead and Nuclear Energy is necessary and must be greener. Lessons would be learned from the Japanese experience.
He said his position demanded humility to respect different opinions, and leadership to earn the trust of people

This was all on the Andrew Marr programme this morning. Meanwhile in the garden yesterday:

The stellata is like a giant fragrant snowball

These are a present from my friend Joy.

The double camellia

The single - lovely this year.

These are sweet and they come in pink and lilacy blue also.

Grape Hyacinths everywhere

Primroses not so profuse - we've had to make room for other plants but they'll thicken up again .
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angryparsnip said...

The photos of your garden are absolutely beautiful !

cheers, parsmip

kenju said...

Wonderful pix and the irises are delightful!! Love the colors.

Queenie said...

Flowers are a great antidote to politics.

debra said...

Your Spring is ahead of ours. We have 3 crocuses in bloom and lots of snowdrops. Promises of things to come.
I do, however, wish for peace. sigh...

Macy said...

Pffft.... and there was me overjoyed at seeing snowdrops just last week! I bet you've got your central heating switched off and everything...

savannah said...


Tracy said...

Quite an array of feeling induced thoughts there...what is our world coming to?
The flowers are gorgeous...I really like the primrose :)

Pat said...

Parsnip: thank you:)

Judy: wasn't it a lovely gift?

Queenie: precisely:)

Debra: it will come Hopefully both.

Macy: not off yet but we are beginning to swelter a little.

Savannah: that would be good.xoxoxox

Tracy: I only discovered last year that they have a fragrance. I think the flowers help to keep one sane.

Granny Annie said...

Obviously the best place to spend your day would be in the garden and not listening to the news.

Scarlet Blue said...

News programmes make my head explode these days.
I wouldn't like to be a decision maker.
I wish I was a flower. They just get on with doing what they do best.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: I can't just bury my head in the sand unfortunately.

Scarlet: but you are a flower.

john.g. said...

Our camelias are weeks away from flowering!

Ponita in Real Life said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, Pat! While it is officially "Spring" here too, we still have snow and have a storm moving in tonight, with the possibility of 10 - 20 cm of snow and blizzard-like conditions. Not as cold as a winter blizzard, but equally as dangerous, and it just sets Spring back that much farther...

I could live someplace a bit more temperate, I suppose... ;-)

Pat said...

John.G: won't be long now:)

Ponita: ouch! And we think we have had a long hard winter this year.
It was a bitter Saturday in Yorkshire when MTL had just taken early retirement and we decided to choose a milder clime. Just as well as he really feels the cold now.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

That was the most sudden and startling change of subjects I've ever seen. I almost hurt myself.

Pat said...

UB: it is a weakness of mine but in this case forgivable I hope.

rashbre said...

Yes 'No fly zone' is something of a euphemism.

Our snowdrops have already visited and I'm watching some small tulips with interest now. The big pink covered bush in the corner is starting to smell very pleasant and there's that wonderful April rain and earth aroma on the wind.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Spring has really Sprung!!! Beautiful, my dear....It has been so cold here and we had torrential rain and wind and Thunderstorms most of Sunday....
It's odd about seems early to me this year. I can remember, as a kid, growing up in the East, it snowed sometimes in early April...! Even when I was an adult, too.
It must be such a joy to have all this beautiful color brightening up your lives, my dear.

Pat said...

Rashbre: I want to know what the big pink bush is:)

Naomi: I remember snow at Easter sometimes. Hopefully the weather will continue - mild and sunny. Makes such a difference to one's spirits.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I second what Queenie said.

I like your "most sudden and startling change of subjects" and please don't change, Pat. After the news today, we need to find ways to refresh.

Pat said...

GG: it drive my sons mad sometimes:)