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Sunday, 15 August 2021

BIg pink knickers…

 eat your heart out.

Those of you who on occasion have been tempted to plough through my ramblings might remember my horror of dahlias and my likening them to big pink bloomers.

Whether it is reaching the age to be walking distinctly sideways up to the contemplation of actually buying a pair, I really have no idea.  However yesterday evening I wandered lonely over to the allotment and picked a dahlia.  Last night it wasn’t fully open, this morning I was greeted by this…

  


I think I’m in love.

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  1. Definitely an attention getter. I worked with a lady (eons ago) whose husband grew dahlias. She used to boast they were the size of dinner plates. I didn't believe her until she brought some into work one day. They were huge and I still can't imagine the struggle for one plant to try to hold ones head up when it is so big and heavy and yes, beautiful. Knickers indeed! Ranee (MN) USA

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  2. I love the single Dahlias..so do bees!

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    1. Yup, in my book that is their Only redeeming feature! Well until now, that is.

      LX

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  3. Some Dahlias, probably like pink bloomers, are definitely better than others! Yours is very pretty - the Dahlia, not the pink bloomers!!x

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    1. That is why I am having a re-think, bit like humans I suppose…

      LX

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  4. It has a defiant haircut. Glad you love it.

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    1. All my life I have strived for just this shaggy haircut, and never achieved it.

      LX

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  5. Missing you. Hope you are okay. Ranee (MN) USA

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    1. Oh! How lovely of you to remember me. I am fine, just really off blogging at the moment. I do plan at some stage to return. Hope you are well Ranee?

      LX

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  6. Hope all is well.....I miss your posts. I click on your name most days in hope ! If I give up it will be the time that you have decided to return! How is Ellie getting on? And the allotment?, though I guess there isn't much to do at this time of year. My garden has to look after itself between October and when it gets warmer ..April?

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  7. Just came across your block via the usual route of being nosey and seeing what others are following...I must say it is a most enjoyable read m'dear

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    1. Thank you John, sadly you have caught me at a cross roads of whether to carry on blogging or not. My ramblings all now seem so banal. Watch this space, maybe I will change my mind who knows?

      LX

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  8. A wise man changes his mind, a fool never does!

    LX

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  9. Can't believe how long it's been since I last checked in with you. Here it is, already March of 2022, and still no change on the blogging scene for you. I do hope you are doing well. We have been getting by as so many others - one day at a time. The chaos in the world has indicated there may not be more than that to look forward to. I do hope you will reconsider coming back to blogging. I like your spunk! Ranee (MN) USA

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  10. Thank you for your kind thiughts, sadly I think my blogging dysnare done.

    LX

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  11. As you can see Ranee it is the middle of the night here and being tired and unable to sleep my head isn’t really working right. Anyway I am happy you have taken time out to post a comment. What an awful world we are living in at the moment, making me feel even more than my inane chatter isn’t a good idea at this time. Hope you are well and safe.

    LX

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    1. I understand. It is enough, for now, to know that you are okay. Well, as well as any of us can be okay with the state of the world. Take care and if things should change, I will be ever vigilant lest you decide to post again, some day. Ranee

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  12. I still check in on you from time to time and wish that you would come back, but I appreciate that the state of the world at the moment isn't conducive to much light hearted chat. I feel very depressed with it all. Hope that you are well otherwise and that Ellie ( now fully trained?) brings you happiness. X

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  13. Just seen your comment on John's blog.....good to know that you are still "alive and kicking".

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BIg pink knickers…

 eat your heart out. Those of you who on occasion have been tempted to plough through my ramblings might remember my horror of dahlias and m...