Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bringing The Outside In.

Yesterday's blistering blue skies have turned a cold grey and Wales has returned to it's native drabness.
The Prof has numerous deadlines to reach by Monday , so apart from a brief tussle with his twenty year old personal trainer this morning and a meal out with me this evening ( I'm taking him to a popular Italian place in Conwy), he will be hidden away in his office.
Like most academics his office is a functional place in which to work, and before he went out this morning he asked me if there was anything I could do to cheer the place up a bit before he started his writing.
Thinking of those lovely photos of yesterday, and after a surreptitious flit round with a duster, I decided to bring a bit of the field onto his desk to lift the gloom of the day.


When I was collecting the flowers I noticed that the baby rabbits , in their enclave, are all now showing signs of disease

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  1. Love the flowers - and am so very sorry to hear about the baby rabbits. Such a cruel illness, and a death to match.

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  2. I wonder which letters are on the other side of the white mug? My money is on PEACO..

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  3. You're certainly a very attentive hubby! I'm intrigued why the dusting had to be surreptitious.

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    1. A few would disagree

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    2. I'm expected to keep the house tidy and dust free but not to be seen or heard doing it.

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    3. You're kidding right? Fuck that! When I clean I chase hubby outside to the man cave, but only because I'm dangerous when cleaning. :D

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  4. A bit of color in the midst of the dreary I am sure will be a perk . . .
    The bunny news . . . so very sad . . .
    Feeling helpless . . .

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  5. I'd like to know who are the people in the photographs on the windowsill.

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    1. Me. The prof's parents and grandmother

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  6. I don't really like cut flowers indoors. I prefer to see them growing.

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  7. The flowers are sweet and I'm sure the Prof will appreciate the thought. So sad about the rabbits. There is both beauty and cruelty out there.

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  8. John have you seen this? http://www.myxomatosis.org.uk/Welcome.html

    I had no idea that myxomatosis was a man made disease to control the rabbit population. :(

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  9. The Prof is not allergic to field flowers then; beautiful gesture.
    Greetings Maria x

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  10. The flowers are very cheery. I'm sure Chris will appreciate. I'm sad that the baby rabbits are also showing signs of the disease.

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  11. Flowers do it every time! Is there no answer to save the rabbits?

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  12. No, hopefully a couple will survive

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  13. You can tall a lot about a person by their desk. Sad about the rabbits.

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  14. A neat place to work makes life easier. :-)
    Poor bunnies. Damn the thing men do!

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  15. what sad news about the babies ... I hate nature ..

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  16. that was a sweet surprise for the prof! survival of the fittest eh?

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  17. Flowers in a house is a sign of a loving home.

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  18. Sad new about the bunnies.

    You are a sweet husband♥️

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  19. I love cut flowers, particularly those that can be gathered right outside your door. What a sweet gesture!

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  20. A bit of yin and yang today.

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  21. You brightened me up , up to the flowers. Now depressed again because of the bunnies.

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  22. I try to keep a bit of outside in a vase in my hallway all the time and I would be most proud to have the one you gave the professor. Beautiful.
    Now...as to dusting. No. Not surreptitiously or otherwise around here.
    The rabbit disease is incredibly sad. I mean- dying bunnies?

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  23. From your title the first thing I thought of was Albert brought a little of the outside inside....glad I was wrong. Poor little bunnies. In this country we drop bait with a rabies remedy in it a certain tmes of the year. Isn't there something you can put down for the bunnies that would help them? Our little bunnies are romping around in our backyard trying to keep our weed population down.. I'm sorry to say they are losing the battle.

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  24. We have many rabbits around our property and have had for years. I've never noticed any of them looking diseased. I wonder if we have that kind of disease here? I'm sorry to hear about the bunnies. All I can think of is Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. -Jenn

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  25. Happy flowers - sad bunnies.

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  26. Love the flowers and I too looked at the photos.
    Is there no remedy to combat the disease ?
    This is so awful.
    I have many bunnies out and about my land and I love watching them.

    cheers, parsnip


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  27. Poor bunnies. I stopped my dogs from taking a mixy bunny on the dunes, only to see a gull harass it into the sea and drown it. I wished I'd let the terrier end it quickly....

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  28. That disease is criminal John.
    Those flowers have cheered the functional office up no end John but I am fascinated by that mug and what it might say on it!!!

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  29. Sad to learn about the bunnies. Before reading your posts and other comments, I did not really know much about that disease and its origin.

    The freshly cut flowers look great in that light.

    Happy weekend to you and yours.

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  30. How nice those flowers look - hope the Prof appreciated your thoughtful gesture.
    What a tragedy about the baby rabbits - is there anything that can be done to end their suffering?

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  31. Freshly cut flowers 🌼 make a home cozy. You both compliment each other. An endearing commitment and love says a lot about a couple.

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  32. I have never commented before, and follow your blogs because they make me smile through some truly dismal crap, but this just brought me to tears. If you can do anything please end their suffering.

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  33. A horrible way to die, no matter if it's natural or man-made. I'm sorry for anyone who has to be witness to this, helpless to do anything.

    You are a stalwart support for the Prof.

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  34. Myxie is a dreadful disease. there has to be a better, more humane, way. We have seen its effects here. The farmers introduced it (illegally) into the high country of our South Island some years ago, when the place was literally crawling with rabbits, but because they didn't do it properly, it was only partially successful and now the rabbits are nearly as bad as ever and it doesn't work any more.

    Does Chris know how lucky he is having you? If not, I'd be happy to tell him! A duster and flowers, and I'll bet you're the one who makes sure there are bog rolls too!

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  35. Always a touch of reality. I love seeing those beautiful flowers on the desk. So sad about the rabbits.

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  36. I suppose that if you couldn't sit on the desk to cheer him, that the flowers will do!

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  37. Oh no! That breaks my heart. Poor rabbits. The flowers are nice, anyway...:(

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