Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Picture Book

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The boy, Little Bob aka Bob, Boo, BooBag, Bobster, Boy Boy. 
He's currently reading the telephone directory, as you can see he's doing very well.


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Fly Agaric, my favourite toadstool.
I am always very excited to see fly agaric as it eluded me for years.



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Taken on the walk which treated us to an abundance of fly agaric. I love the copper tones of the ferns.



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Mirror made by the brother in law, there's a spider at the top.


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Lamp made up of a 1960's lampshade and a cheap uplighter. We have another of the shades which is actually hanging in the same room, but we had nowhere else to put this one so Andy popped it up there and voila!


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Twas a good year for the tomatoes and the strawberries .. 



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"What? No I can't get up, not with my back and not since you removed the casters as they kept falling off."


22 comments:

  1. Your bunny is through-the-roof adorable! Whatever do you think he's looking for in the phone book? A carrot wholesaler perhaps? :)

    You know something, as I sit here and ponder it right now, I'm not sure if I've ever seen fly agaric in person. I've certainly seen plenty of wild fungi before (it grows in spades in the damp Pacific rain forest that runs along the coastline here in British Columbia), but really can't recall seeing this particular, highly iconic, toadstool. I'm off to go investigate now as it to if it grows in Canada.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. He is rather cute, he gets very excited when anyone goes in the kitchen and races around honking and binkying! I'm pretty sure he's looking up food sources though, as he also gets excited when we get our shopping delivered! He knows the delivery drivers bring goodies and races to see them.

      I hadn't seen it until a year or so ago, over here it's often found around birch trees.

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  2. I like your random pics, Melanie. Bob is adorable. The mirror is great and I love the lampshade. Envious of your toms and strawberries. We never get a glut of those. Marrows (not my favourite) seem to be our speciality. xx

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    1. Bob's head is getting bigger as the days go by! When we thought of giving vegetable growing a go, I planted six of everything, not expecting them all to grow and all six of my courgette and sweetcorn plants came on splendidly so we had a huge amount of courgettes, some growing to marrow size .. I do like courgettes/marrows, they're lovely with a cheese sauce, yum!

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  3. Melanie, hi darling. It's been awhile but I am dropping in and have not forgotten you. This commenting on blogs takes me a day to catch up. That bunny reading the paper gave me a chuckle. I love, love the beautiful mushroom photos. They are really amazing and the clarity is gorgeous. I spent a summer taking mushroom photos...it was so fun, they were in the woods behind my home and I was obsessed. Have a great day, dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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    1. Hello Dawn x
      I'm glad you like my fly agaric pictures, I'm very pleased with how they came out too, considering I wasn't exactly blessed with brilliant light in the woods. I can imagine how lovely that summer would have been as mushrooms come in all sorts of curious shapes and it's fun identifying them too.

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  4. What lovely pictures, Bob's adorable, the country scenes are lovely and I'm drooling over that strawberry and juicy tomato. x

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    1. Thank you Vix x
      The strawberry was delicious but unfortunately, the tomato not so much which was a shame.

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  5. Ooooh the size of those fruits!! I like the one of you stuck in the chair!!!

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    1. Heh, I often get stuck there, more so if I have my heels on!

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  6. *Hehehe* That bunny photo is so cute! It looks as though he can't find the number for some playboy bunnies. =p
    MmMM tomato's and strawberries (That looks like a GIANT strawberry.)

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    1. Hehe, when it comes to Boo, he's all about the food! If he can eat it, when he can eat it, how much he can eat, which leads me to think he's looking for home delivery food services!

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  7. you do like bunnies and fly agaric-synchronicity!!!! your rabbit is a crack-up-i'm surprised he hasn't had a nibble on the sissal, i'm sure it looks delicious to a rabbit!

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    1. Oh indeed I do!
      Unfortunately Boo has had a nibble or ten. We thought it would fare better than a normal rug when it came to protecting the carpets (we're renting) but he's rather taken to nibbling at it, the binding in particular, the little monkey!

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  8. Fly agaric is my favourite shroom too! Sadly, I've seen it rarely in the countryside. Nice shots! :)

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    1. Thank you!
      Andy often saw it but I only ever saw what I considered 'normal' toadstools, no matter how hard I looked, but typically once I had seen one it opened a floodgate and now I see them fairly often. It was the same with hares, they eluded me for years and years and the first time I saw one, I actually spotted three at the same time and have seen them since too.

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  9. Oh Boo Bag you flirt!!! You know I love an intellectual fella:). What beautiful pics! I haven't seen such a beautiful toadstool since forever and the 60 lampshade is ingenious - go Andy! I ADORE the pic of you - sigh, crinoline magic!!! :)) xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you!
      I should have called that picture of Boo "Hello Girls" hehe! Grace used to lounge like that and she was so fluffy she looked as though she was wearing a bustle and we always remarked on her pin up girl/bunny looks!
      xxx

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  10. I like how Bob looks completely bored of tearing up the phone directory. Lovely photos, like what you did with the uplighter!

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    1. He does, he tends to go at something full throttle and then in the blink of his eye, "Bored now." I just looked over at the uplighter and the shade has vanished .. no idea whatsoever where it is.

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  11. Aargh Melanie, I see you've posted three blogs and I'm so far behind! Funny you doing a blog of randomness because I was thinking of doing something like that too, I think this time of year is so madly busy it encourages random thoughts dotted among it all. I love naughty Bob and his paper and lucky you seeing that beautiful toadstool and getting photos of it. I don't think I've ever seen a real one of those, they always look really magical don't they. It looks a beautiful walk too, makes me want to escape to somewhere peaceful. Pat always plants lots of things but his plants were very disappointing this year for some reason. The year before we had loads of lovely strawberries especially, but hardly any this year. And that's a lovely pic of you even if you are stuck. xx

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    1. I had a sudden burst of postiness! I often like to d a random post it makes more sense than trying to force something more substantial out of something small. Fly agaric is often found by birch trees, so if you find those, you could be lucky. We're lucky that that walk is five minutes away, we did it one year but got chased by a cow! I like cows but they're so big and curious!

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