Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jingly janglies

The jingly janglies are out. Loads of 'em. Up the cemetery run. Went there for an evening stroll yesterday soirĂ©e. Millions of other wild flowers too. Purpley thingies. And sort of orchidy looking thingies. Flowers all over the place. Haven't a clue what they're all called. Georgie knows though. Keeps reciting Latin names whenever she spots something. Like the jingly janglies for example. I've forgotten what their proper name is, but no matter, not important. I call 'em jingly janglies 'cos they remind me of a row of bells. Perhaps 'ding dongs' or 'clangers' would be better, but jingly janglies it is. Goes back to The Byrds and their guitar sound which is commonly known as jingly jangly. Jingle jangle morning I'll come following you. Johnny Marr of The Smiths apparently tried to copy that sound. Failed miserably though, so he's miserable now, ho ho! Anyways..., according to Georgie, these plants are available to buy on the internet for around six or seven quid. If anyone wants some I'll sell 'em for a fiver. Bargain, huh?





8 comments:

  1. Georgie is right....plants and seeds galore are sold on the internet and some for exorbitant prices, even though they've been collected free in the wild by the sellers.
    The cows look well taken care of, and it seems that they're enjoying spring like you too.
    Will you be taking your "new" bike out for a spin soon?

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    1. Foot won't currently fit into bike boot. Shall either buy a bigger boot (or two) or wait 'til foot shrinks to normal (could be a long wait).

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  2. Think the jingly janglies are Solomons Seal. Have them in my garden. But hey, good to hear you are out and about! Is walking difficult since toe op? Just back from our renovation project in Normandy. Return August. All the dust, having horses twenty odd years and smoking have given me COPD which is pretty crappy but gives me the excuse to sit under the apple tree with a bottle of red and a book while Rob bashes on. Love to see pics of your housewares,btw .

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    1. Yup, Solomon's Seal. That's the wordy. Great shame you have COPD. Didn't know what it was 'til I looked it up. Have you managed to give up the fags? Er..., pics of our housewares? Do you mean the stuff that's inside our house? If so, I'm too embarrassed. The place is a mess.

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    2. Stopped smoking twenty years ago. No, i meant house not housewares! What about the cottage you were after? I like looking at old french houses. Nosily interested!

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  3. Having had foot surgery myself I can report that it takes a frustratingly long time for the size to return to anything like normal.
    In the end I got fed up with waiting and bought a new pair of boots.
    Lovely photos!

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  4. Hiya Tommo!!! Heck I'm worried about you......you've been MIA for a while now....please check in and bloggeau what you've been up to. Hope you all are well and that your foot is healing nicely.

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  5. Hiya Tommo....me again shouting at you from Barbados....please check in....miss you...hope you are okay.

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