I have been busy over the last few weeks finishing some postcards for a postcard swap with Art2Mail.  There are 27 here (I think!).  Here is a tantalizing taster for the recipients:

pile of fabric postcards for swap 

I have also been installing a router for our wireless network – we have had a very temperamental, ancient system until now and I got fed up of getting cut off and having to go and tweak various adaptors.  The only problem is that now one of the computers the kids use, which still runs Windows 98, can’t connect.  So we are getting lots of complaints about being bored over this half term week…

On another note, the garden has still got some colour, despite it being nearly November.   Things don’t usually just grow for me, and when they do the slugs beat me to it, but I just stuck a few nasturtium seeds in last spring, and one of them is ENORMOUS!   It has grown and climbed from the patio across most of the width of the lawn and is still flowering.  I like to eat the nasturtium flowers.  I visited the restaurant at Garden Organic (which used to be called HDRA) a few years ago and they served various flowers in the salad and it gave me confidence to try some of them at home.  Nasturtium flowers have a nice peppery flavour.  Trouble is, I can’t manage to bring myself to pick many of these….

orange nasturtium flower

While I was pegging out washing the other day I moved the trampoline cover and underneath were these eggs – I assume insect or reptile eggs.  Anyone know what they are?   There were also a lot of slugs hoping to overwinter snugly under there as well!

unidentified insect eggs

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6 Responses to Postcards

  1. Candy Schultz October 27, 2007 at 10:51 pm #

    Are you going to show the postcards. That is quite a tantalizing peek.

    My garden is still showing some color also. We only got out of the high eighty degree weather about a week ago. It finally looks like Fall.

  2. judith October 28, 2007 at 4:34 pm #

    Those eggs look like slug eggs to me! Beautiful-but that’s what will eat next year’s plants. Love the look of your postcards and that elephant is adorable.

  3. Sandra Wyman October 28, 2007 at 6:15 pm #

    few reptiles lay eggs – the only possible in the garden is grass snake but these aren’t translucent but white and leathery and earlier in the year (june or so); slug eggs seem more likely

  4. MargaretR November 5, 2007 at 11:52 am #

    You can say that again Liz. you have been very busy since my last visit! Lovely work.

  5. Nikki November 6, 2007 at 6:08 pm #

    I love the postcards. They look so rich.

  6. busby seo challange August 26, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    its like eggs… ahmm