Monthly Archives: July 2016

Really Awfully Early Spring and Late Crazy Paving


It is not quite August, yet, and spring is making itself felt with blossoms here and there, and last night the toads we imported from our previous residence (with our pond fish) started croaking songs of love.  The first yellow-billed … Continue reading

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The Really Awful Stars by Day


Do you believe you see a star By day, from down a shaft quite far? Well, actually, this is untrue; It is a thing you cannot do. Though Aristotle said it’s so, And Hershel, who should better know, The light at … Continue reading

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Season to Seize on Seas on What One Sees on a Narrow View


I visited the private beach path I help maintain to see how it had withstood the recent deluges.  It had fared rather well, with only two of my latest steps at the bottom having suffered.  The path beyond that, though, … Continue reading

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A Mystery Cat and the Hidden Paw …


‘Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw –‘  T.S. Eliot © July 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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Ins and Outs of Really Awful Weather and Early Springs.


 The lightn-in-g has taken the in-ternet out The satellite dish was blown in, Which meant, in-side, TV was out with-out doubt, While thunder out-side made a d-in.  The rain in great buckets was seen sheeting in, In road, street-light also … Continue reading

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A Soggy Scene


Today, it rained.  It did a lot of that.  Then, pleased with its efforts, it did it a considerable bit more. Here is a picture taken by Younger Daughter on her way back from work.  Heavy vehicles creating a wake. Boating … Continue reading

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Wordle 258 in order, rhyming.


  With high tide ends the spell on beach, Pause; smell sea air at branch of track; First, call a vote for trip to reach Beach-bag we see as we look back; I lose the spin, but there to teach … Continue reading

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