Really Awfully More Ornate.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”

A brilliant article on the state of the Universe or something, which I had in mind to offer today, has been interfered with slightly.  In quick succession, the light in my study gave a loud pop and then up completely (there must be a short answer to that) after which a free-standing clothes rail  became ‘captive lying’ by collapsing beyond redemption. It serves to hold about ten tons of clothing until the move into main house occurs, so it is a necessary evil.   I now have it propped up and tied against a linen cupboard door which will have to remain permanently open until the clothes are transplanted.

My phone camera has joined my printer in refusing to speak to the computer.  They must have been insulted by it in some way.  So, no new piccies of the gala the grandkids swam in on Saturday, both doing well.

Anyway, instead, I thought I’d pop in two more ‘ornate’ egg samples.

Ornate - Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban

Our Moses Mabhida soccer place
Of flower basket shows a trace,
No others to it hold a candle –
Designer wasn’t off his handle?

Crowhurst Manor ceiling

In Crowhurst Manor, here in Kloof,
You see strange things beneath the roof,
Over the top the artist went
In setting out his testament.

© Colonialist (WordPress) November 2015

 

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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9 Responses to Really Awfully More Ornate.

  1. My printer is often reluctant to speak to my various devices. Printers are such snobs! Wonderful pictures, though.. 🙂

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  2. calmgrove says:

    Pithy advice
    1. To see the light you need the juice. Juicy? (Sorry, D’you see?)
    2. Don’t close the door on your temporary close rail. (Sorry, clothes rail.)
    End of message

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    • colonialist says:

      It continued today with taking everything apart to try and trace the fault in the light. I dismantled the ceiling fitting and the switch, and followed the wiring throughout its tortuous route between ceiling and roof to the board. Finally turned out that the globe has to be one with elongated contacts or contact doesn’t happen. Different type of globe and I was away. Then everything had to be put back together again …

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  3. Barb says:

    Sorry your electronics are rebelling. Have you tried a swift whack to the side. It may not make them work, but it sometimes helps me feel better.

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  4. adeeyoyo says:

    I’ve been without a printer for some lo-o-o-o-ong months. Hardly ever used it, but REALLY miss it now.

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