Fall in Spring

I went over to Yim Tin Tsai today – just 20 minutes on a boat. It is invariably interesting for plants and bugs. Today I was pleased to hear my first Indian Cuckoo of the Spring (call: One more bottle) and a Chinese Francolin (call: Come to The Peak, ha ha!). I also saw 2 Sooty-headed Bulbuls, not a site I have seen them at before.

I came back a bit early as it was raining and the wind was getting up. I then foolishly decided to walk up to the house. This is quite a climb. 50m from the house I slipped and fell. My left elbow and my lower back took the brunt and I felt my spine jar badly. I can still fell the pain now. We have to walk 10km tomorrow for a tree planting for Cost Centre 2’s company event. I hope I make it.

I have quite a few pictures but none terribly good. Here are just a few.

Moody Landscape

Greenery

Orange fungi2Strophanthus divaricatusAnd when I got home I decided the living room needed tidying up. Is this before or after? I’m sure Lulu is in there somewhere!Clear up

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29 thoughts on “Fall in Spring

  1. Sorry to hear about the fall, Andrew. I hope it is recovered by tomorrow for your event and for your comfort too.
    I think the ivy and window is worth going back for more.

    I guess Lulu does not like being left alone. What a splendid expression of separation anxiety. πŸ™‚

    • Hurricane Lulu. I must check whether we have had one. I have discovered a band called Hurricane Lulu. That’s close enough although I think she should have joined The Wailers.

  2. Hope the impact of the Fall of Andrew isn’t too bad.
    I really like the contrast of the colours of the vine and the fungus.
    Your living room is more upscale than I had imagined. It reminds me of when our daughter lived at home.

  3. Ouch, poor you,I hope you’ve got some anti-inflammatories and strong pain killers. The window is my favourite today but your living room comes a close second – This is the sort of scene we come back to if we leave C. Snout Esq in the house for a couple of hours on his own…..malo perro.

  4. Best of luck with your bruises – I hope there is nothing worse. I recently came off a ladder half way down. The fates were with me and all I suffered were multiple bruises (the last now just gone). Dr Green says, Ibuprofen and keep moving – but slowly. Love the pictures, especially the crazy window (there is a whole novel to write there) and the bright fungus.

    • Thank you Dr. Green. I did indeed keep moving and I threw down some Panadol. I am not allowed ibuprofen. I am not keen on ladders, never trust them. I’m glad it was not a serious fall. Bruises I can live with. I am more worried about the jarring of the spine. The window seems popular. I’m glad it appeals.

  5. The inside shot could be the setting for a horror movie, but I LOVE the colorful photograph of the window! The iron work and broken panes and trailing ivy make a fascinating picture!
    Stay off ladders, okay?

  6. sorry to read about your fall Andrew, hope your aches and pains are few and far between, ( what does thst mean? It’s in my head so I wrote it!!) anywho… Lulu did all that? Wow!! πŸ˜€ xx

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