This is a most amazing flower. I tried to get Aquilegia (I think the plural is the same as the singular) to grow in London, but they wouldn’t. I mean, they positively refused to grow there. “We don’t want to grow in this crummy little garden!” they exclaimed, loudly, from deep within the earth where their seeds refused to make roots. Here in rural Wales it’s a completely different story. (probably with a preface, index and illustrations).
Whoops, sorry. I’ve lost my train of thought. I pressed the + key on the keyboard’s numerical keypad by mistake (obviously not on purpose) and got a +. See, I did it again, only this time I did it deliberately. Then I thought, wow (actually I thought it in quotation marks, those double ones that are so much easier to see than single ones – like this: “wow” only I thought it with a capital letter and an exclamation mark). “Wow!” I thought, if I press the minus key will I get a minus sign?” You see usually if I want to type a plus or minus, I use those keys at the top of the keyboard. Well, no, not right at the top of the keyboard or I’d be pressing the F keys. (They are not keys that swear. Unless I press the F11 and lose myself the browser toolbar. Or is it a taskbar? I forget. I always have to look up these common things that other people can remember easily.) Anyway, the ones nearly at the top of the keyboard need me to hold down the shift key too. And I didn’t have to do that when I accidentally hit the keys on the numerical keypad.
Then I thought (in double quotes, naturally) “what if I press this key? Will that type something?” And sadly it didn’t because it was the page-up key and I lost my place.
Anyway, the Aquilegia (plural – very much so) are growing happily all over our garden now they have the space to do so. They self-seed (a bit like self-service in a store, but they don’t need to find the checkout) and this variegated one (which may have a ‘proper’ name, probably a latin one too)(yes, that was in single quotes, what of it?) is just one of many different colours in the garden. That’s garden as in garden, not garden as in flower bed.
Do you get waylaid by nuttiness while you’re composing a blog post? What crazy things happen to you in the course of your posts?