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Weekly photo challenge: relic

The Irish Seed Savers is an organisation concerned with the preservation of heritage varieties of vegetable seeds and of Irish heritage apple trees.  Two summers ago I took part in a workshop on propagating apple trees through budding one variety of apple onto a rootstock which controls the eventual full size of the tree.  31 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

Prom knight goodnight

The lights dimmed as Razington and his date echoed footsteps on their former gym floor. A sporadic assortment of convulsive radio-remixes filled the room, accompanied by a flurry of neon lights. 70 more words


English studies ; shoes

Wednesday, the second day of my last day in high school. The insensitive topics of my late creative writing class denote the aspirations and colors of the class’s shoes and socks. 63 more words



A couple of hand-held macro images of the buds on the climbing Hydrangea in our back garden bursting with new life:

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)


Spirea Buds

Growing wild in Westminster Ponds ESA, lovely, delicate Spirea flowers get ready to pop.

© Sheila Creighton 2014


Blooming home

Happy to see you too!
These have exceeded my expectations since plants don’t survive more than a week with me usually.

I guess the TLC these have received worked. 17 more words