I’m not British. Yet for some reason my writing style sometimes seems to be. I use “quite” quite often. And “a bit” quite frequently. My thoughts are not narrated in an English accent and yet the words that fall to the paper (doesn’t that sound so much better than appear on screen?) seem to be. Maybe not, but I have quite a few followers from the UK.
Can’ I ‘ave sum ’ore please?
Seriously, I’d like some more followers. From the UK. Or the US. Or anywhere. At least I suppose I do. I wanted to write 100 posts in 100 days and figured I’d tack on the added goal of getting 100 viewers per day. But I am pretty happy with the group of readers I have (291 followers!). Nice comments, pleasant musings. Gardeners are a lovely bunch. As are the garden-appreciators. So I’m good. If I pick up some more readers great, but I can’t bear to read up on SEO or troll blogs posting comments hoping for views in return. That all sounds quite tedious. I have much more exciting things to do.
Fancy a cup?
Did you know Thai Red Roselle is one of the ingredients in Red Zinger teas (and Orange Zinger tea too?) I cut some of the roselle and it is perfect for a spooky Halloween arrangement:
A perfect shade of Halloween red!
More October sights:
Pumpkins (store bought) unfortunately I did not grow any!! Next year!
Tall Persimmon trees
About 40 feet out of reach
Our very own Serpente di Sicilia edible gourds grown in Spy Garden.
One last one left on the vine (on the teepee) to pick!
Ahh! A monster! Or is it Babyzilla?
The Meyer lemon tree has moved indoors and the lemons are finally turning yellow!
AHH! A monster!
Whew! Just Dexie!
Blustery wind blowing an artichoke plant
A huge dead tree looks very “October”
AHH! A huge spider in our dining room!
And in our “man cave”…
The Spy walks in with a small remote helicopter. I say, “I have only one request, please don’t fly it into the spider web.”
I have skimped on my 300-1000 words per day goal (though only in three posts). That is the thing about goals, sometimes they are not met. However, when my words were scarce I had especially exciting pictures (the Spy’s birthday), original art (Opposites) or an absolutely genius concept (Hamlet for Babies). Black Walnut Ink is probably my favorite/funniest post so far and that was over 1000 words, so that must count for something in my world of made-up rules.
40 more posts to go. More October, more garden planning and more art. And hopefully some more odd and unusual things thrown in for good measure! But first, we are going on holiday for a few days. Post #61 coming next week!