6 posts I probably won't write

I've got ideas for these posts but they can't all be published.  What to do? ... make a list!

1. Children's playgrounds, natural and plastic. Some playgrounds use natural materials like trees, rocks, sand, stone as creative stimulating play spaces. Other play spaces provide short term excitement, like plastic balls, and brightly coloured plastic play equipment.

Above: Photo by Catmint. Below: Photo from the website of
Children's Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.


2. Aboriginal scarred trees. Aboriginal people caused scars on trees by removing the bark for various purposes.

An Aboriginal scarred tree, Parramatta, NSW. Photo by Jen-Uwe Korff. 

3. Macoto Murayama, an artist based in Japan, has created wondrous, delicate, intricate, computer-generated illustrations of flowers, said to be reminiscent of Charles Darwin's illustrations retold with contemporary technology.  


4. Dieter Roth's 'Gartenskulptur' is a huge, ever growing and ever changing art installation celebrating the cycle of  recycled and decaying materials.


5. Encyclopedia of Life is the source for information about all forms of life on Earth: containing pictures and information about all known species.  Content is contributed from individuals and organizations throughout the world. I'm planning to become a citizen scientist, join a community and get active, probably on Atlas of Living Australia, one of the supporters of EoL. But first I must remember the quote by Douglas Adams on the introductory page: DON'T PANIC!


Catocala cara Bronze Underwing Moth Photo: Jim Vargo at Moth Photographers Group   


6.  'Imagine having been alive for centuries, since the time the ancient Babylonians started to measure time as we understand it today... through the developments of the Greek and Roman empires, the births of religions like Christianity and Islam, and right up to the present day ... ' (Tony Leather)  Check out the 10 oldest trees in the world, in pictures and with descriptions. Many of the oldest trees are Bristlecone Pines, the oldest reportedly being 4844 years old!

Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest in Eastern Californian White Mountains.
Photo by James Neeley.  

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  1. I'd prefer natural playing grounds. I think nature is a better environment for playing than plastic..

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    1. Hi Satu, I agree, but the photo above is of my grandson who was absolutely entranced by all the coloured plastic balls. I intend to do a post some time on the childrens garden at our local botanical gardens, it is very inspiring, I love it.

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  2. These are all great post ideas! Why can't they all be published? With all of the links you've included, you did a mini post about each one. Fun idea!

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    1. I'm so pleased you liked the ideas, og. I might do a whole post on them, but if I don't get round to it, at least I've put them out there.

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  3. Scarred trees are unique..., a definite mark in the old days, like milestones on a long journey.

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    1. That is such a good way of putting it, Bangchik. TI've never thought of it like that but I trees witness long periods of history and also provide us with records. Oh gosh - another post!

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  4. All great teasers! I can sympathize with your dilemma. A ton of work can go into a post that visitors read in minutes. If I had to choose-I'd go with a post on trees first-either the oldest or the scared ones-each sounds fascinating.

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    1. thanks Jennifer, I guess they're related and could be combined in one post. I am thinking of trees quite a bit because I said I'd join Lucy's tree following meme.

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  5. Fascinating little stories...I would love to read anything to do with trees especially the oldest ones.

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    1. Although it wasn't meant to be an election - the trees have won! Thanks for the feedback Donna- it will be next little research project!

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  6. I am impressed that you can come up with such a variety of possible posts.
    The site giving info on old trees was interesting - though I knew trees lived a long time I had no idea how long!

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    1. thanks, eg. I didn't know trees lived so long either - it was only when it was described in those terms as co-existing with the ancient Babylonians that I could imagine what it meant for trees to be so old. It is amazing, and so interesting, I'm so pleased you also learned something new.

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  7. catmint, you really held my attention when it came to Methuselah and his friends. I also never realised that there were trees quite as old as these.

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    1. thanks Alastair - the trees have it!

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  8. Why not write them. None of them are really time sensitive just keep them at the back of your mind for when you have a lack of other inspiration. I was particularly interested in the scarred trees

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    1. I might write them, but I've done a few of these kind of posts now, just letting the ideas out. I think maybe what i need to do is call them miniposts and do a bit more detail. Maybe the trees need to be whole posts. Thanks so much for your suggestions and ideas and support., Helen.

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  9. What amazing post ideas! As a writer, I often think of various post ideas, too. Here's a few I'll never post: Putting Your Lottery Winnings to Work in the Garden, I Have Too Much Space, There's a Gorgeous Naked Man in the Garden pulling All the Weeds. :o)

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    1. dear tammy - so-o-o-o-o funny! Especially the last one. I am imagining a photo illustrating the post, with a carefully positioned tall daisy or some such, tastefully concealing his private parts while he weeds on regardless.

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  10. Catmint, there's all so much out there we don't know about. I only hope you, and so many other bloggers I admire, stick around long enough to let us know how you perceive the world. Yours is a point of view worth paying attention to.
    Bravo.

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    1. thank you so much for the compliment, dear Faisal. I feel exactly the same about you.

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  11. I like this idea in this post of posts you won't write. I like the Encyclopedia of Life, I am a librarian and this is a useful resource that is new to me. Good of you to consider joining in the effort.

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    1. so pleased I was able to show you a new resource Terra. Thanks for your encouragement.

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  12. There is always so much! As I coincidentally mentioned at the beginning of my most recent post, I've recently been so overwhelmed with ideas and content for posts it's sort of frozen me and I've posted less often when, logically, it should have been more.

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    1. that's exactly what happens, these kind of posts free me up from overwhelment. (Not really a word, but it should be, explains itself beautifully)

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  14. Decisions, decisions... sometimes my head is bubbling over with ideas too, and not enough time to write all the posts I would like to. I usually write what I find most interesting, knowing I will put most effort into that topic, and then I hope my readers will find it interesting too.

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    1. Hi helen, it is interesting to think about how we choose what to write about. All our blogs are different, so personal. Usually one topic does rise to the top priority with me too.

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  15. I know what you mean Catmint I have a tonne of photos i have taken fully intent on writing a post but never quite got there! Maybe i should do something like this!

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    1. dear Serena, it works for me, although I still have a tonne of photos looking for a post ...

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  16. are you making the "posts I probably won't write" a regular thing?! ;)

    Interesting little dittys. The plastic toys are certainly for short term enjoyment. Though I must say the quality wood toys I bought when I was being a wood toy snob with my first child didn't last long either. I think it was the non-toy toys that always lasted. In the bathtub, the only toys that have been continuously played with are spoons, cups, and old pitchers.

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    1. hi Wendy, lovely to hear from you. I wasn't planning to do this regularly, but it seems to work for me, when the planned posts pile up, anyway. What you say rings true for me too. For my first child I was always looking for the perfect toy and finally realized that it didn't exist - except for people who made profit from the toy industry!

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  17. All would make great posts! I have to check out the ten oldest trees!

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    1. i'm so pleased you're going to check out that one Deb- it's fascinating.

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  18. So many ideas, so little time, but I agree with Helen of Patient Gardener,why not? I like that you noted some of these articles. They are very interesting.

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