Yesterday we were doing laundry (only a couple more times of paying to wash and dry before getting home to my own washer, dryer and electric bill!). One of the dryers I was using made an awful noise as soon as I started it. But it got hot and was drying the clothing so we just put up with the racket.
By the time the dryer was done, I think the other 3 people in the building were sick of listening to it ker-thunk and squeek. It sounded like I was drying a pair of army boots and had a screeching cat thrown in for good measure.
I told Dan I needed to find something to put on the handle of the dryer so others would know it was a D. I. D. Dan said "What in the hell is a D I D??" I replied (with a straight face) "It is the universal symbol for a Dryer In Distress." He wasn't sure whether I was pulling his leg or not...but he didn't ask any more about it.
All I could find to put on the handle was a sheet of fabric softener and tied it in a knot around the handle. Hopefully someone will fix that noisy thing!
Anyway...here is what I mean by what goes on inside a blossom.
When I took the close up of the stamen on the flower, I had no idea there was a little creature inside the flower. It was only after I uploaded it to my computer that I could see this little fella.
And the other photo is just a glimpse of this glorious tree. We were told it is a flowering crabapple tree. The bumble bees have left this tree and the little honey bees have taken over. It is such a wonderful tree!!