Taking Cover

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Poor bumblebees. It was +18C and sunny on Saturday, everything came alive. And then on Sunday we were presented with rainfall and miserable coldness. This little thing decided to hide in a daffodil and wait it out. Hopefully the weather will improve soon.

Summer Is Ending

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We have spent the past few days in and around of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Soon, I will upload a gallery of what I have seen so far, but until then I leave you with this thought – the 1st of September is only 12 days away…

 

Depressing, isn’t it?

August Photo a Day #8 – Pet Peeve

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Pardon the shoddy picture, but as today’s prompt touched a soft spot I had to rustle up something, because I did not want to miss out on this marvellous chance for a rant. From a technical point of view this picture is pants, and it doesn’t even illustrate my #1 cause of random bursts of aggression that well, but hopefully you get the point. My pet peeve being, PEOPLE WHO SLAM CAR DOORS!

Sorry for shouting, but it’s something that drives me absolutely stark raving mad. My family has been well trained, so much so they sometimes don’t dare to close the doors at all, but giving lifts to strangers is an absolute nightmare for me. I once picked up a sweet old lady who was waiting for a bus by the side of the road. She looked very old and fragile and had two large bags with her so I figured I’d save her the wait and drive her to the nearest town (where I was going anyway). Once we got there she thanked me very fondly and then when she got out she slammed the damn door so hard I thought the side window would shatter. A moment later she realised she had left the seatbelt between the door, so she opened it, put the seatbelt back properly and slammed the door once again. I didn’t even know old ladies could possess such strength.

Most people probably don’t even notice something as minor as how they close car doors, so in my case it’s the epitome of a pet peeve.

Rant over 🙂

Where Will the Road Take You?

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I owe you all two posts – number 6 and 7 on the August Photo a Day challenge, but the past two days have not been too inspiring. Hopefully I will get off my arse tomorrow and catch up with the challenge.

In the meantime, you can visit my newly updated About Me page, or check out my Gallery, where I have gathered up all the images I have posted on this blog for easy viewing.

Busy Bees

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How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

How skilfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labors hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes.

-Isaac Watts

Daucus carota

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If anyone could tell me the name of the plant, I would be very happy.

Edit: Thanks to this site, I believe I have found the plant in question – it is called a Wild Carrot or a Bird’s Nest, Daucus Carota in Latin.