1729/11th June, 2021 The a/c fix-it chap has accepted payment for the new air-conditioning unit, so now all we need is to have it installed... In theory, and according to the Oracle, this means we shall suffer no more this summer, as temperatures for the next week will not rise above 80 F. Wouldn't that … Continue reading Soft
It is shameful to know that if I had lived during WW2, I would have been a dreadful coward. I would have been scared witless. I had very minor experience with the troubles in SE Asia and I was not afraid then, but I was detached from it. The chances of a Western child getting … Continue reading Small satisfactions
After nearly 3 years, we are still on constant lookout for wildlife and last night we received a new visitor. Two nights before a young doe had come up the hill toward the house. Grant called me to say it was there again,down below, so as always I went to look. It's quite a distance, … Continue reading Honoured
According to the Oracle this, the fourth day of our heatwave, should be the penultimate. So the cats are going to have to stick it out at least one more day. Yesterday was hotter but today it feels like the calm before the storm, which it may very well be. Thunderstorms are predicted. Stuffy and … Continue reading Eosinophils?
Day two of our heat wave. Some would laugh to see me even call it that. Temperatures in the 90's is really not that hot. There were times in SE Asia when a normal afternoon temperature reached into the hundreds, with oppressive humidity and I, stupidly sat in the sun, attempting to acquire a tan. … Continue reading Don’t do it!
5 am / 5th June 2021 An early morning cat fight got me out of bed this morning, in time to capture the pre-dawn sky and rising moon. Usually these days, I see midnight come and go and frequently the small hours as well, but by 5 am I have just about settled in for … Continue reading 5 am
Grey skies 3rd June 2021 So much for planning. With all good intentions yesterday, I wrote a list of three items I wished to accomplish. Nothing too demanding, no Great Wall of China, just small chores. By the end of the day, not only had I not achieved a single one, I had not even … Continue reading Changes
1st June 2021 Yesterday I mentioned a lady who was afraid of birds. She was a close friend of my mother. They endured WW2 together in London, though I hardly heard either of them speak of it. Her name was May Petrie. My brother and I called her Aunty May. She always looked very smart, … Continue reading Remembering May
American robin 31st May, 2021 It looked so much like a word bubble, I had to write something! Grant showed me how to do it. American robins are giants compared to the tiny British ones you see on Christmas cards. Our little juncos remind me of those sweet birds. Except juncos are white breasted. The … Continue reading Bird talk
Canada Geese family 1st June 2021 An early phone call roused me this morning and I was asked what plans I had for the day. Plans? Unless there is a medical appointment, I don't make plans. I just wait to see what happens. This morning, however, something prompted me to get out my macro lens … Continue reading Tiny things