Last week I rivalled Tolstoy in the length of my epic. This week, I’m aiming at Chopin. Set your stopwatches and see if you can guess which of his compositions I have in mind.
Kept small and neat. Just right for its space.
Not kept small and neat but still nice. Photo-bombed by crap behind the fence.
3 Garden Tool
Wolfgarten stuff. Interchangeable handles. Remove handle from hand fork. Replace with long handle from rake. Result: just right for forking around in little spaces where there’s no room to kneel down. Idea copyright © Granny. Ta.
Chrysanthemum ‘Vagabond Prince’. Reputedly very sturdy and has even been used as a hedging plant! Won in a plant raffle. Now do I cut down those two long straggly bits or not?
5 Prunus Kojo-no-mai
This has been flowering lightly for three weeks but is now in full bloom (or is it full blossom?). This has reached the size I want it to be so will get pruned a bit once flowering is over.
6 Prunus Nipponica Ruby
Another cherry. Planted last year. Was two feet high. Now four feet high and flowering for the first time. Not really “ruby” but a nice pink.
Now you’ve read that lot, pop over to Mr Prop’s place and have a look for other contributors.
See you in 10,080 minutes.
PS The You Tube video of Lang Lang playing the Minute Waltz runs for two minutes and 15 Seconds.
PPS Chopin didn’t call it the Minute Waltz. It’s real title is “Waltz of the Little Dog”, in French.
PPPS I play the Minute Waltz so quickly that no-one has ever heard beyond the first note – the brain needs time to process that note.
PPPPS The piece should correctly be played in two parts, with a long pause in the middle whilst the little dog cocks his leg.