Mum has always had her little army of plants sitting in the kitchen window, and everyone's favourite is this sort of purple inkspotted sort of creation that seems to flower in clusters throughout the year.
I'm not overly sentimental about domestic flowers, as it were, but I think this thing is wonderful. No idea what it is, but if seems to make all of us a little happier.
Then there is this new addition, this characterful flower that looks like a miniature triffid. Luckily it doesn't sting me in the eyes when I look at it.
The rest of recent events I shall speak of little; but to me it is like Brexit, the culmination of the "reality TV generation" who think that knowing who to vote for on X-Factor or American Idol means they are qualified to deal with complex matters of economics and foreign policy.
There we go.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 09.11.16