Monthly Archives: September 2018

Picnic Blanket for Sissies


At the flea market before last (the last one was deluged out — talking of which we now have a burst pipe down the road someplace and no water) I found this folding table and bench set and a R40 … Continue reading

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Rainstorm After Drought


          Grass find twice as usually dry; Wind brings many clouds with a freak sky; Rising in fury, wraps city and farm Within such deluge only stars escape harm. © September 2018 Colonialist

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Today it rained, And water we gained, Today it rained, and after that it rained some more, Today it rained, And you’d be hare-brained Not noticing the water we did score; Today it rained, And I have refrained From mentioning … Continue reading

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Mineral Bottle Keeps Pool Filled for Over 2 1/2 Years


In February 2016 I posted about using a 2 Litre mineral bottle to top up our above-ground pool. It has continued to do so to date. At the moment, the level is a bit low and we are eagerly awaiting … Continue reading

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Mourning a Fallen Giant


    Whistle at chill sting will fly with grief, Live trunk beside to remember time’s thief, Peace you gather, touch, however brief. © September 2018 Colonialist  

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