I haven’t blogged for a few days and this has set me to wondering about blogging, specifically when and when not to blog. Across the course of this weekend I have been upto plenty of things in the garden, but none have really seemed worth blogging about.
This is, of course, my subjective opinion, but I am not sure that as a reader you really want more pictures of plants just coming into bud or Alliums and Delphiniums slowly growing (perhaps 1 inch bigger than in last weeks picture)? Or of seeds which have germinated; extemely exting to me, but to you?
Sunday was spent taking down a shed where a new garage is to be built. Again I thought about posting a comment relating to this. But again, how interesting would a post showing a shed and then a space where a shed once was really be? There was also a tremendous bonfire to accompany the removal of said shed but I’ve already posted about bonfires. I am worried about becoming repetitive.
Maybe I just take this blogging too seriously and should contribute more whimsical posts to my blog. I came to this realisation having taken a look at Dave’s latest post on the respective merits or the garden bird as a tasty bite to eat.
I’ll try whimsy another day, however, as at this moment I have a great need to vent some frustration, bordering on anger: a work colleague was eating a scant selection of fruit packed in a plastic tub and sealed with a celophane lid; perhaps two slithers of apple, a couple of orange segments, three grapes and a slice or two of kiwi. WHY?
Not only do these little packs cost a fortune but their very existence defies reason. Like so many things in modern society these little packs are a sign of the obsession with choice, ultimately driven by consumption. Why not just buy one apple, or one orange and enjoy it. At worst you’ll have a core or some peel to dispose of rather than yet more plastic (has anyone seen the film Wall-E? I think that amount of rubbish will build up one day). Convenience food at this level is a nonsense and I really can’t abide it.
So, next time, light and whimsical!