August 25, 2012
August 24, 2012
The authorities in England seem to have a particular hard-on for Julian Assange. Thanks to modern day photography a paper a police officer was holding is readable. It says Assange should be arrested on sight and under all possible circumstances. You can read more about it here. This whole Wikileaks thing turned into a huge drama and where all fears seem to be justified mind you.
Sweden just might turn Assange over to the U.S.A. The latter doesn't go easy on its own whistleblowers so a foreigner should be even less of a problem. A clampdown and a stern warning to seedling whistleblowers of the future is what's at hand. Earlier this week I saw a formidable phrase on YouTube about this situation and I wonder if it can be applied here; "Truth is treason in the empire of lies."
August 11, 2012
This is Goofy. One of the cats belonging to a neighbor down the street. Cute animal and I give it a little snack some time. On the day of photography however there was none of that. Goofy probably had a long night and was desperately in need of a nap.
August 9, 2012
Last year I planted around 8 bulbs belonging to the Tigridia family of plants. Those that were in a pot came out for the most part. Those that got planted in the open ground didn't fair so well. We had a lousy summer here last year. One of the worst on record for Holland. The Tigridia with its sword-leafs is also vulnerable to high winds. It was a common sight last year - the upper half of the plant broken off and no flowers whatsoever. The one in the picture tried its best but the European winds got it as well. This year however it came back with a vengeance. Protected by a small table and tomato plants the occasional storm didn't get it this time. Et voila. It produced 3 gorgeous flower so far.
In a previous post I wrote about cultivating strawberries, growing new plants and sharing them with people in the neighborhood. Well, I actually did the same thing with cherry tomatoes. In early March I bought a breeding kit for 1.50€ which is nothing. Managed to get around 17 plants out of it and 7 of them still grace my garden with the fruits only needing ripening. So 10 plants got shared with the neighborhood, free of charge course. The cherry tomato is also a forgiving plant and it keeps on growing even after you trim it down. The latter is more or less a requirement. Energy of the plant ought to be directed at the fruit and not new branches, and as mentioned before the plant just keeps on growing which also means you run out of space if you have a limited garden. Hope the tomatoes will taste just as great as the strawberries.