Tuesday, September 04, 2007

meaning, bollards, unexpected flowers

Today I find myself using a word, and then just to make sure, looking up its meaning in the dictionary.

Someone had painted one of the bollards, which deter people from parking on the pavements in this road, a bright and cheerful pink. Today, the Council sent someone to repaint it black. An alternative would have been to leave it pink and paint the others in a variety of different colours. It would have been an interesting and imaginative experiment, but it wasn't to be.

There a pleasure to be found in the flowers of vegetables that are associated with roots or leaves. Earlier this year parsnips and carrots were flowering in a neglected bed, and just now rocket is showing its white flowers and lettuce is in bud.

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