Really Awfully Early Spring and Late Crazy Paving


It is not quite August, yet, and spring is making itself felt with blossoms here and there, and last night the toads we imported from our previous residence (with our pond fish) started croaking songs of love.  The first yellow-billed kite has returned from northern climes.   Also, I have now been able to recommission the portapool after gaining enough water from our deluges for a major backwash, and the kids all went for a swim in it today.  Brrrrr!

My crazy paving (or laying of slasto) has taken forever, but the bits are finally in place and level.  The pictures below are of progress – I still need one properly showing the final effect.

The levels are gradually established...

The levels are gradually established…

Crazy paving is an art
Which, tried, you will be rueing it:
If you’re not crazy at the start,
You’re driven crazy doing it.

Chances are you were insane
To ever have attempted it
Never mind the gain from pain –
You’d rather be exempted it.

All the bits finally fall into place - leaving practically nothing over of the supply lifted from the front room of tho house.

All the bits finally fall into place – leaving practically nothing over of the supply lifted from the front room of tho house.

But when, at last, it has been laid
You’re pleased that you completed it;
Less mess from mud in house is made;
Explained,* you have defeated it.

(*’Explain’ comes from Latin where it meant ‘lay out flat’. The best way to explain some people in the way they deserve is, in fact, a punch on the jaw.)

© July 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

About colonialist

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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19 Responses to Really Awfully Early Spring and Late Crazy Paving

  1. You puzzled it out quite well – both the stones and the words

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  2. We love your garden, Col and the poem of course🙂 Pawkisses🙂❤

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  3. adeeyoyo says:

    I like the “explained” !

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  4. What a fabulous explanation of explain!

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  5. libraschild says:

    cant believe the kids are already swimming out there in August

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  6. Love the poetry, wish I had that talent, can’t even do a limerick😦

    Just as a matter of interest where exactly do you live, South Africa South America or South Australia ?
    😕

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