sorry - the post posted itself unfinished!
The Nashi Tree has it's own quiet corner of the garden and is maybe 5m tall - but with an umbrella of spreading branches. It must like the cooler climate as it produces far more fruit than we or the neighbors can eat. Fruit have to be picked just as the stem is weakening before the it drops to the ground.
CMF~ I'm impressed, you have obviosly enhanced your career and are able to deal with on-line modules, something I really have trouble concentrating on. I also dislike the questions, as it is often hard to understand exactly what is being asked.
Do you have a secret on how to maintain concentration?
Shelll~ I think you must have an adventurous side too at least in culinary matters , spinach! -umm. Can you taste it in the finished ice-cream?
Quirky~ the website:
has lots, and is in addition to
I mentioned before. You sometimes have to dig a bit to find something that matches your interest.
As I mentioned Mrs Croix did one on genealogy, was quite intensive and did not cost anything.
OK, I'd like to talk abut Haiku for a moment. This thread (mostly:) is about making something sort of permanent that you can look back on later in life and remember being isolated - but productive
Haiku is a deceptively simple three line verse, it conforms to some rules and is designed to make the reader think - often by something ambiguous or unexpected in the last line. If you can think of something you want to say then you can start
There are websites to help, this one is so easy and clear:
The following is well known after 300 years (pretty permanent huh?)
"An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again."
- Matsuo Bashō
and one by a younger person
"Easter bunny hides
eggs are out of sight
Kids look everywhere"
- Kaitlyn Guenther
All this does not leave me much space to write about the princess...
...The puppy whose name just happened to be..... Reginald Von Ravenhorst, after his hero, Inspector Rex.The walrus sadly did not have a name (or not one you could pronounce correctly anyway) , but was full of wagon wheel and quite content to lie on the sand and bask.
The singer handed ...