Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Elections and Rhododendrons

First we had an election, but nobody won. Then we had a weekend, and went to Nawton Towers to look at their rhododendrons. They only open for half a dozen weekends a year, mostly in spring, because they have a fabulous collection of rhododendrons in every colour - I'd never seen blue or yellow rhodies before, and the yellow ones have a beautiful scent.

In the car park/ field, there were some stumps of wood, and I was careful not to park right on top of them, but there was one that was shaped very much like a rabbit. As I got out of the car, I was thinking, it's a very similar brown, but so obviously a dead tree. Then Herbie got out of the car, and the "dead tree" bolted for the fence. Herbie got all the exercise he needed right there in the car park.

And then, a few days later, we got a prime minister. And his new friend. Coalitions, eh?


Ari_1965 said...

The news keeps saying First Coalition Government in 36 Years. That's not all that long ago, if you think about it.

I personally think both our election processes need an overhaul. Don't get me started on the Electoral College.

It's been raining and raining for days now here. Neither Buddha nor the foster dog seem inclined to do much in the yard. The neighborhood rabbits appear to have all got the memo now "You know the old and tired dog who used to live here? He's gone."

Anonymous said...

Run, Herbie, run!! Northing like good stump (oops I mean rabbit) chase to get his blood pumping.