Month: February 2017

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Oddities!

Firstly, what’s happened to Australia?

Above is the odd image I get for Australia every time I view my WordPress admin on my mobile phone. I want the proper image back!

I tried to copy an image of the Australian flag from Wikipedia, and got:

Ulp. Very odd.

Not to be put off, I’ve taken a screenshot, to be used as a temporary measure…

 

Secondly, we’ve had snow today. Odd in the fact that we had it yesterday when it wasn’t forecast and today it was. What are the odds on that?

And thirdly, my blog was under attack this morning from a Facebook spammer. They tried leaving a message on one of my very early posts which was flung into my moderation queue, and from there I swiftly kicked it into spam. The message oddly had no relevance to any part of the post they’d left it on… and the subject? Well, ‘twas one unbecoming for a blog of this stature. Most odd that they even tried.

 

It’s a slow blogging day. Again.

I’ll be back into it shortly. I promise.

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Double Wordle: Wings and Claws

My feathered friends and I like to sit and laugh,
At the exploits of the clot, Mr Jinx the cat
He thinks we don’t see him as he follows us
Then decides with a sigh
And a tail’s swish enough’s enough
He’d chase us around Planet Earth
If his while it was mostly worth…
And he wasn’t dizzy from spinning
As betwixt and beyond we’d lead him
And shallow pecks we’d give him,
Not deep enough to bleed him
Just enough to fire his ire
And choose to give chase
To save face
But breaking news! It’s all fiction
Mr Jinx is thick-skinned
Like the rest of the yakult-fed feline cult
Them, and their thoughts of chase and play
We make their day.
Well, my feathered friends and I laugh
Until we’re caught
And then we lie still and pray…

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Angles

Debbie’s one-word theme this week is Angles, and this photo came to mind – it’s a few years old but it covers the angle angle in multiple ways… the angle of some of the trees; the angle of the ironwork; the angle of some of the steps; and the angle the photo was taken. And looking at it from yet another angle, some of the trees have faces on them!

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Storm Doris (including Cute Critter Friday)

Yes, I know this is Beryl and not Doris

Storm Doris blew into town today, and what a ruckus she made!

Bits and bobs were flying hither thither and every whither.

Birds, attempting to fly forwards were flying backwards at neck beak speeds.

It was nigh on impossible to open a door whilst she was in full force… fencing panels became one with the wind, roads were closed and traffic cones were blown out of alignment.

I went for a walk around the Lake during the eye. It was still breezy, but nowhere near as it had been earlier and as it would be once again a little later. The sky was blue, and only one tree had been partly blown down.

The ducks and geese on the Lake were completely oblivious. Debris was flying around them; the waters were so choppy I was almost tempted to have a go at surfing at one end, but the water birds just took things in their stride.

Even Tufty showed no interest in the extreme weather whatsoever… he seemed to enjoy the invigorating feel of the wind blowing through his tuft.

It's hard to take a decent photo in strong winds

I got back, expecting to look somewhat disheveled.

I, rather surprisingly, wasn’t surprised.

Things have settled down now. Beryl* – I mean Doris – has either ran out of steam or moved on. She’s left a bit of an icy chill behind her… but we’re almost in March… so Spring is on the way. Mind you, with March also come the winds…

*Doris in this post has been portrayed by Beryl, one of my characters from my other blog, Splodge and Splatter.