I could have called it "Oh Dear" ... but - that particular video I took got fried when one of my camera memory cards died while trying to upload the stuff from it ... which is probably a good thing for you lot because it wasn't suitable to post here anyway - it was just a bit ... er ... Off - lol
(someone else took a video of the same thing, and their version is, or at least was, online somewhere ... but I am not going looking for it - lets just say it involved a rather drunk person at a Christmas party, and a reindeer decoration on someone's lawn, and leave it to the imagination)
Ok ... so what shall I post about ... any Old thing? ... all sorts of Odd things?
or should I take the Opportunity to find something that I wanted to post about anyway, that I can make fit the letter O?
Of course what I should do, seeing I am still UP after 3am On a night where I have to get up for work in the morning, is head Off to bed and get some sleep!
I seem to have done what I Often do, and got "lost in cyberspace" again - Ooops?
[One day later? ... er no - forget that - I am still here - LOL ... I threw these photos up while I knew where they were, then curiosity got the better of me and I just had to see if I could find out what they were]
How about some Odd little plants
... they are very Old ... well these particular ones are young - but they are Old as in - this type of plant has been On this planet for a long long time ... longer than flowering plants etc ... Ooops - I forgot what they were called ... they were more things I saw on that wildflower walk ... and the expert who showed them to us did say what they were, but I forgot the name ... but I remember him saying they were primative plants ... not sure if he said they were related to or came before mosses and ferns ... methinks I might have to google ... but google what? "weird plants" probably won't find them - LOL
hmmm ... I might have actually found it! ... it could be something called Austral Adders' tounge - Ophioglossum sp. ... a couple of websites about that plant genus mentioned that it has rather a lot of chromosomes ... and I think I remember the bloke saying something about that when we were looking at the plant ... it is a type of fern ... an Odd, but fortuitous?, coincidence that it should be a plant with a name that starts with an O ... LOL ... in fact both the Genus and Family are O names Ophioglossum genus in the Ophioglossaceae family ... but Oh what a mouthful those botannical names can be ... lol
... and I should add a few more Orchid photos?
but first ... Oooooops again - it is now stupid O'clock and I am still Out of bed ...
Off I go ...
[a few days later - yes really - I did go to bed, eventually, and now it is probably time I was thinking about, perhaps even writing, the next ABC Wednesday post - because in another day or 2 it will be too late to add this one to the linky thingy]
Ok ... what else WAS I going to add to this?
(besides Orchid photos - seeing I have mentioned those - lol)
Orchids would be nice I guess - I don't Often post Orchid photos to my blog ... probably because One doesn't Often see them ... except seem to have seen Oodles of them lately - lol
[Andrea goes hunting around in her photos]
Oh - that nearly gave the blogger editor a heart attack ... adding all 18 photos (that I just uploaded as I found them) all at the same time ... lol
Ok - I promised Orchids:
Here is One I had forgotten about - growing in Mum's garden (I took the photo while I was up there a few weeks back)
now ... back to the photos I took On that wildflower walk:
- a few purple Orchids
Or in this case 2 - because they came u side by side ...
Ok - here is an Odd number of Orchids ...
... and 2 white Ones ...
this Odd thing isn't an Orchid
another Odd thing - and Old cocoon from a case moth
another Odd looking Orchid
some hood Orchids
another one of my Odd photos
Ok ... you have probably noticed I am not On the wilflower walk any more - now looking in the next folder or 2
and I found an Orange sunset
One of my Own flowers in my Own garden
another Odd photo - looks like a rather Odd audience for One Odd pigeon?
another Odd photo
Once upon a time I used to work in a building near that bird (I think it might be just out of the photo on the left somewhere).
Another Odd photo ... On my desk at work actually!
One more Orchid - this was while I was On the quilt retreat a couple Of weeks ago
This is the dog - heading Off home at the end of a walk
no that is not Our house in the photo (which is why this one is not clickable to get the original size - not sure the neighbours would want people peering at a close up veiw of their front door/yard on the www ;-) we live a few houses down the street from there(in the direction the dog is heading ;-)
I like this as an idea for a quilt ... but with a different house in the background ... maybe one done with a log cabin block or something ...
and last (but actually taken before a few of the other photos here) ... One photo that might sort of lead On to the next post/letter of the alphabet ...
this website. (I pointed that link to a page that shows both the things in this photo - but there is a menu on the left that takes you to all sorts of interesting stuff - I have "lost myself" there for hours at a time - lol)
I could have kept digging around in my photos (I didn't even look in the Other lot of photos I took - the day I climbed to the top of Black Mountain) ... and I have even more photos that are not even On the computer ... but enough is enough I think ... lol
I probably should post shorter posts, more Often? - lol
time I went anyway - not Only do I still have the Other stuff I was going to do this weekend and didn't - I also have a load of washing to hang Out On the line, and small pile of boxes Of fabric and stuff to sort Out (Or at least move) - they are kind of sitting in a pile in the way beside the doorway in a space that needs to be clear so that the new lounge can be delivered tomorrow ;-)
and ... the dog will need a walk - I can't make him miss Out today - it is his birthday! - he is now 8 years Old!
Oh - One more thing - if you want to see more Orchid photos (or find Out a bit more about them - they really are quite intersting plants) - there are lots Of photos Of them, and lots of pages of information about them, Online ;-)