Good of you to drop in.
I do hope the rain has stopped up north,
and that the flood water is subsiding.
Today, trees being the Blog topic on Mondays,
I thought I would share Dave’s Christmas present to me with you.
There we were, all seated around the tree on Christmas Eve;
Grace was handing out gifts to people from underneath the tree,
which is all very civilised and just how we like it.
Dave whispered to me,
“Your present’s in the garden”
Bench for when we are older?
You will already be familiar with Grace and Mark,
my two statues who sit by the back door and keep me company
while the kids are out of town.
Well imagine my delight when this beauty joined the party!
She is a wonderful wooden sculpture,
carved out of a London Plane.
So I googled London Plane, because I had never heard of it.
The London plane is excellent for urban life.
It copes well with heat and cold, wet and dry,
and pollutants in the city soil don’t phase it.
Its shiny leaves are washed clean by the rain,
and its bark flakes off to expose new bark underneath.
It was widely planted in London in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The tallest London Plane has achieved 48.5 metres in height.
She stands about 3ft tall and weighs a ton,
so there’s no worries there!
We were playing I spy with my little eye this morning…
Can you see who I see?
Anyway, have a lovely day.
Wherever you are, I hope the sun is shining…
Bank Holiday Monday?
It’s TV-Prep-and-Magazine-Projects-Day here!
Mark is heading off to London to Hyde Park with his mates today;
Grace and I are heading into Lewes when she surfaces.
Dave has gone into work to sort out the warehouse while there’s nobody there. It looks as though it has been burgled!
(Probably has – we just can’t see the woods for the trees in there!)
And Paul and I have been being very creative up over the garage since 6.30 this morning,
having a good old chinwag and getting in the groove.