Long-haul trucks and buses were garishly decorated. "One day in Rawalpindi was really enough", I said in a letter to my parents in Nov, 1985. To be correct, I should have called it Islamabad, which it had already been changed to, but I like the old name. A friend of mine was born there and … Continue reading Rawalpindi, November 1985
"Yoiks", as someone I once knew used to say. It's a term used to describe a somewhat amazing or alarming situation. That covers what's going on out there lately in these United States. How is one supposed to concentrate on anything? None of what is happening has actually affected me at all, in fact, except … Continue reading Blowing my cork
"That's a nice shade of red", I thought this morning, as I looked down the driveway, "but I have a feeling it's not meant to be there." It wasn't. Weeds. Dense weeds. But on the way to deal with them, I got side-tracked by other weeds, inluding several that were, oh my goodness, turning into … Continue reading For the birds
It is said that you get what you wish for. Personally, I have my doubts about that and although I did say, yesterday, that I like thunderstorms, I didn't actually ask for one to arrive. ................. I feel I ought not to be writing about frivolous things, when the country is going up in smoke. … Continue reading Don’t be old in the USA
Gazing out the window at towering cumulonimbus is making me nostalgic. For a number of things. Does everyone associate clouds with flying? I do. I remember being up there, in an aeroplane, either high above the clouds or, quite often bumping through them on descent, especially to Bangkok, in the rainy season. That was always … Continue reading Clouds
Wild lilac (?) blowing in a stiff, warm breeze It always happens this way, Summer arriving like a slap in the face. One day it's deliciously cool, next day it's like someone opened an oven door. And the natural World reacts with a terrific growth spurt. This is my second Summer in this house and … Continue reading Tickled…?
It's one day short of a year since the previous blessed event I posted about. Yesterday morning when I was out in the garden I heard what sounded like an animal huffing. At first I thought it was coming from the ground hog hole down the nearby slope that goes into the lower field. For … Continue reading Yearly blessing?