Sunday, January 6, 2008

I've been very lazy

and haven't written anything in my blog for over a week.

In fact I haven't done much of anything, except socialise. We have had a number of visitors. I did go once to water aerobics last week - first time in more than two months. We have been walking fairly regularly though.

Today we went back to the spot at Bibra Lake where we saw the Scotch thistles growing. They are really pretty. The foliage is a soft green and the flowers are a pinky purple. But looks are deceiving. When you look closely there is nothing but thorns, no leaves at all, and I would hate to get caught up in them. The new plants look nothing like the mature ones, but I suspect those soft pillowy leaves have sharp edges.

The Scots seem to have left a legacy of savage weeds to the Antipodes. We were amazed at the prevalence of gorse in New Zealand.

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