Friday, August 11, 2006

Clematis and hand

Well, pride comes before a fall: Gina tells me that she and her husband ripped out lots of agapanthuses in their garden because they grow like weeds in Australia. Hmm.

I talk to mine daily; water it; get excited at its every bud; point it out to every passer-by as if I’d given birth to it; practically take it to bed with me.

Truly things are very various in this world.

Actually, I have noticed before that on “Neighbours”, which I’m ashamed to say that I watch while making the evening meal, there are lots of agapanthuses in the gardens. But I didn’t realise that this reflected the true Australia, since if this were so, I would also have to believe that Australian houses have only one room (called, intriguingly, “the lounge room”), that all their windows have sort of tropical jungles immediately outside them, and that Australians’ lives are packed with near-death experiences and affairs with the (beautiful) folk next door.

Above you will see a clematis. I like it, too, though I never realised that I had a wrinkly wrist. How disturbing.


  1. If I hold out my wrist in that position, it looks exactly as wrinkly as yours does...

  2. Hmm... that's worrying for you...

  3. I guess I have a wrinky wrist too!

    Isabelle - wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog, and for your lovely comment.

    That's the most beautiful shade of violet (in the picture) I've seen!

  4. LOL! ROFLMAO!! That is so funny Isabelle! Your vision of what Australia is like, I mean. You will have to come over for a holiday some time and stay with us. Trust me, there are no near-death experiences or affairs with the folk next door around here - hope you won't be disappointed!

  5. Ummm... what in the world does ROFLMAO mean? Anyway, thanks!

  6. I like your sense of humour :) Wrinkles on the wrist are much less worrisome than wrinkles on the face I think :)
    Your agapanthus is certainly worthy of your devotion :) It's beautiful!
    The clematis is lovely too. They are one of my passions...but then, I have quite a few favourite flowers!!!
    Neighbors sounds like a show I'd love!

  7. Hope your sense of humour runs to being a bit naughty...ROFLMAO stands for Rolling On Floor Laughing My Arse Off!