FOWC with Fandango: Upgrade

My two year old amaryllis has upgraded itself. I never throw them away when the flowers are gone, you never know. This one grew a few new leaves, but nothing special. They wilted and disappeared, however, never give up. This morning I noticed my patience had been rewarded. Yes, a new bud has appeared. I will now be giving it more water and encouraging its growth. It is not the first time an amaryllis has made a new flower, but this one was really exhausting my patience. However, it is making a new flower, hopefully in time for Christnas.

FOWC with Fandango: Upgrade

RDP Saturday: Fear

I am a golden oldie, born just after the second world war, that my parents had to endure. Dad was abroad fighting, and mum was sheltering in the garden in the huts built for safety as the planes were flying over with their bombs.

Today we are living in fear of unseen enemies. Who would have thought that for some unknown reason a new virus would arrive threatening the human race, but it did. A few years ago we began to take our mask with us when entering the outside world. Shopping was no longer a chore, but an ordeal. You no longer recognised your friends and neighbours when they were in the store as we were all wearing our masks. There was an unknown fear of getting infected and we were all going for our vaccinations. In the meanwhile one vaccination has become many and we seem to be collecting them, the booster days are here, although I no longer bother. I cannot keep up with all the new variations of this virus with their various names. Today I read in the newspaper that yet a new development has arrived.

We are now living with a daily fear.

RDP Saturday: Fear