Good morning deskers,
It’s Wednesday again. Yes, I know… it comes around so fast! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, visit Julia, our chief 'desker' at Stamping Ground.
My desk is a bit of a mess, but that’s good, because it means I’ve been crafting. I’m card making as there are three birthdays coming up that I want to send cards for. You can see the gate fold card I'm doing there on my mat.
Also on my desk are some fine liner pens that I bought at Lidl (European supermarket) yesterday for my doodling. They are different widths (0.4, 0.5 and 0.6) as well as some scrapbooking papers (7 sheets in a booklet).
Andalucia is very hot and humid at the moment. When it’s nice weather in UK we normally get the cloudy weather. The temperatures are still high but there is little or no sun. It feels very ‘close’ if you know what I mean. But I’m not complaining.
I’d like to show you the agave that is flowering near our house. I photographed it this morning (no sun, as normally it would not be possible to photograph against the full sun.)
Agaves are large succulents also called century plants. Well, they don’t usually grow for a century but 20 or 30 years is no exception. Then eventually they flower (only once) and then they die! (This is called monocarpic). Well, the one down the road is dying as you can see and has a stem as thick as a telegraph pole and the flower is about that tall too. Very impressive. We drive past it almost every day and I decided to show you all. It’s a beauty!
We have a little property in the country where we escape to one day a week. Last week, I was sitting outside the house and a flock of black sheep came wandering past! I have never seen sheep like that (I assume they are sheep….)
I could see a lot of udders bobbing about and the flock seemed to be mainly females (but not all). They looked healthy and well looked after, not like some poor things we see trotting past on occasion.
I’m going to pack some clothes as we’re going away for 2 or 3 days to the mountains (as soon as I’ve posted this). I found a campsite with a pool and I’m looking forward to cooling down. There is no Wifi so I won’t be able to visit anyone today or tomorrow but I will later in the week if you don’t mind.
Have a super week all of you,