These Pictures (sharing photos)


Above: I cannot recall the name of this cactus right now – someone knowledgeable did tell me! Anyway, I’m so excited she bloomed!!! Look how beautiful her cream-coloured flowers are. Photographed next to some friends.



Above: Various Sempervivum planted in a violet/pink planter. Look at the numerous pink flowers.



Above: Back to the indoor succulents. These are the few I bought at great prices from the cactus club (BCSS) meeting in July. Magarisa, remember, I said I’d post them? LOL. The bottom three are different sub-types of Haworthia. The top (from left to right) include 1st, …….; 2nd, Titanopsis; 3rd, Adromischus cooperi; 4th, the fuzzy Setosa.



Above: Various succulents and cacti including a Ferocactus (bottom-right); a Haworthia attenuata (bottom-middle); a flowering Gymnocalycium baldianum (bottom-left) ; a Senecio mandraliscae (top-right); an Aloe (top-middle); a Jade (top-left). Bottom of photo – a small but vibrant lemon tree with amethyst gem stones. If anyone has advice on growing lemon trees I’d be most appreciative.


Above: An apple crumble I made Wednesday night. I included golden sugar, Canadian maple syrup (imported from Quebec), nutmeg and cinnamon and small cooking-apples from our own garden – yes, we have apple trees! It turned out to be my best crumble yet.


Above: I recently had an eye test. I wanted to have the new lenses put in my fabulous vintage glasses. They said they couldn’t include insurance… Well, now they say the frames are broken. I don’t know exactly how. I’ll know more in a day or two. I hope I can fix them and wear them again.


Above: This recently came up in my ‘memory’ photo feed on the kindle. Me in a black sun hat clutching purple wild flowers, 2014.


Above: There he is the lordship himself. Little Lord Oscar Dandelion. Came up in today’s memory feed, 2015. Gosh, time speeds up after a certain age.

Thanks for dropping by.




Copyright Faith McCord 2018

Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.


About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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7 Responses to These Pictures (sharing photos)

  1. Years ago I was given some less than pretty succulents. I put the pot in a part of my garden rarely visited u til one day I noted something was happening. I relocated to a better viewing location and happened to catch it flower for spry of a day! Worth it but geez! Great glasses, hope they can be saved, maybe they just want you to spend money you don’t have? Cheers,H

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    • I know some have ‘hidden talents’, such amazing flowers, lol.
      The business is rigged that way so you buy a pair of their glasses every two years but then saying that, I still had to pay £80 – £40 already paid on my behalf as I am longterm ill – for having new lenses put in the old ones they’ve apparently broken… 😦


  2. oh that cacti flower is beautiful how wonderful to see it in bloom! I like the photo of you as well! What a pity about the glasses, they look gorgeous! hope you get it resolved soon!

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  3. Wendy says:

    That cactus reminds me of the barrel cacti was have here, but a baby. However, I started looking at photos and it looks a lot like a “hedgehog cactus”, or one of its family.
    Your succulents are beautiful. They rival the botanical gardens here.
    Love the glasses, I hope they are fixable.
    Just really like this post. Made me smile.

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    • Hello Wendy 🙂
      Well, I can’t take credit for growing them from scratch. They are indeed beautiful specimens. I got excited seeing succulents and cactti on sale soon at Lidl supermarket this week.
      Thanks (re glasses), me too. Haven’t heard from them yet. When I went in they said they’d call.
      My diet suppresants are downstairs so I’ll let you know in a bit what they’re called. They’re a new one and sold over the counter. I think they would be too in the States..?
      Receiving your comment made me smile, thank you my friend, have a good week 🙂 xo


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