Fish and Flower
Wednesday, 1st September 2004
Dentist's 9.45 a.m.
I decide to concentrate on just one of the fish, the largest, starting
with the head and adding fins one by one as it returns to a favourite
spot in the top left corner of the tank. The scales are so lustrous that
it changes colour, reflecting its surroundings as it moves around the
This sunflower in a front garden in Horbury (left) has grown as high as the satellite dish.
The drawing of the sunflower on the right was one that we grew in our garden years ago. The idea was to provide a winter food supply for garden birds. In reality a grey squirrel (an introduced species here in England) appeared and soon chewed each of the saucer-sized seedheads to pieces.
Richard Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org