Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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........ H G Wells

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no more gardening for me tonight
4th Jun 2006, 21:25   | tags:,,

nige says:

rain stops play :(

at least you got some great shots out of this. these are cool.

4th Jun 2006, 21:56

Geodyne says:

It's looking good.

4th Jun 2006, 21:56

FilbertFox says:

i like to garden in the rain

4th Jun 2006, 22:08

Dhamaka says:

thank you all :-)

4th Jun 2006, 22:44

Caine says:

It looks like the rain hand-tailored you a pond. ;) Nice shots.

4th Jun 2006, 22:45

Dhamaka says:

thank you Caine. Shame the pond is a roof, really ;-)

4th Jun 2006, 22:45

Dhamaka says:

Thanks Mandy. The irony is that I spent the best part of 2 hours brushing up dust because I couldn't hose the roof off due to the drought & hosepipe ban. Then it rained, so I could have spent the time better doing other bits of gardening...

4th Jun 2006, 22:50

bronxelf says:

At least it won't take you an hour to water.

4th Jun 2006, 22:51

Dhamaka says:

indeed :)

4th Jun 2006, 22:52

Viv says:

is that coming our way ?

threatened a little no more..

4th Jun 2006, 22:58

Viv says:

nice pics by the way

4th Jun 2006, 22:59

Dhamaka says:

thank you Viv - don't know which direction it came from or went to. It threatened with occassional spots of rain for about 3 hours before doing anything worthy of note

4th Jun 2006, 23:14

JokerXL says:

Rain's good, water's good, it would all look pretty sad without it.
That hosepipe ban is just the maddest thing ever!
We've got loads of water, shall I bring you a bucket full?

5th Jun 2006, 09:16

FilbertFox says:

we have loads in Leeds, we could export it south

5th Jun 2006, 10:21

Dhamaka says:

Boet, I have 2 olive trees slightly less than a meter but they're not in that shot... I think you might be looking at the bottlebrush tree

Joker - a couple of buckets full would be very nice, thank you :-p

FF - that's the irony, isn't it. No national water grid

5th Jun 2006, 10:34

FilbertFox says:

we northerners are think of holding southerners to randsome, say "ee by gum" and "ekky thump" and you can have some water. That sort of thing. But for moblogger s we will just sent a bottle free of charge of course

5th Jun 2006, 11:49

Dhamaka says:

*holds out for two bottles free of charge

5th Jun 2006, 16:32

yoshiko says:

good shots! But I'm sorry that it rains after brushing up..

11th Jun 2006, 13:22