Sunday, May 25, 2008

opening time, nice, mates

This dark toned magnolia in the Grove flowers later than others in the area. It poses for me with its buds just beginning to open.

At the delicatessen counter in Sainsbury's I buy some Parma ham. A pretty assistant slices it for me and removes some of the outer layers of fat. The label says that it has been matured for 24 months. "That's a very good one," I say. "I'm not a fan of it," she says, and then in case her reaction sounds a little harsh, adds: "But it's nice if you like it."

After the damsel fly of the other day, two visit us in our little garden today, their wings folded back on their abdomen when they settle. They are in the process of mating and fly and settle in tandem.
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