Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday: or The delights of Idleness

I'm so glad I don't have a proper job. If I did, I would have to dress up in a work uniform of some sort   

like these three wage slaves/ fashionistos (masculine of fashionista?) I saw this morning as they were off to conquer the world in their trendily too-small suits.

Instead, I can photograph the little jug of flowers I picked from the miniature garden in the tree pits in front of the building. 

I'm always a bit frightened someone will come and yell at me for picking the flowers and I will have to explain that I planted and tended them. Then they won't believe me. (The things I waste my time worrying about....)

Anyway, there is golden sage and a giant sort of parsley that  grew and grew from a weedy specimen I got at the super market, zinnias from Union Square, another sort of sage and the little mauve thing that I can't name. Anyone?


  1. I don't know the name of the mauve flower, but all of the flowers you have photographed look fabulous!

  2. The flowers are truly beautiful Elisabeth:)
    Thanks for your nice comment in my blog today:)
    Wish you a nice week.
    Greetings from,

  3. Sure, just rub it in about the stupid work clothes why don't you? :-p I am hopeful that someday I will have a "proper" job and still get to wear a t-shirt and jeans :) (I know they exist - I interviewed at a firm like that!)

    If you need help disposing of the parsley and sage, my bunnies would be happy to come over and take care of that for you :)

  4. LOL! Yes, it sucks to have to get dressed in so much clothing during this heat to go to work. ;-) Oh! And don't forget: Dressed in a suit and get on the subway! Yikes!

    You planted these! Terrific! You have to show me how!

  5. What a lovely photos of your flowers. I would feel the same as you... these are my flowers I planted so I am just cutting a few, really !

    cheers, parsnip

  6. Nice of you to brighten up your street, planting flowers like that.

  7. What else can you do but wander around taking pictures of flowers-especially as you grew them-no point worrying until it all goes really wrong-or has it done already?! There are burning cars in Lewisham and fires in Deptford not to mention all the trouble in Tottenham etc. The world has gone mad.

  8. Thanks goodness there are still people like you who plant and tend flowers just for the joy of it. It makes wearing too-tight suits in sweaty weather and worrying about the hysteria of the political/financial world a little easier to take.

  9. In my opinion the work uniforms started to look less and less formal since some time:) one day we will be free:)

  10. Sometimes I think it would be useful to not have to think about what I should wear each day - and then I remember I like independent choice and comfort!

    What would be worse than being told what to wear - would be to be told when I'd be 'allowed' not to wear it - on one of these dress down days(how patronising!). That's the very day I would dress to the nines!

    Flowers are lovely by the way.

  11. At least those guys will always be ready for a flood!

  12. oh
    we call that
    blue-ish one
    black & blue salvia
    which is a perennial here,
    spreading joyfully
    by the root
    and coming up every spring
    i have it in my garden...

    the lavender?

    i cannot remember...
    let me think on it.

  13. Yeah those suits do look too small. Don't think I like the suit with shorts!


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