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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.

Lamenting a Lost Love


Calls for walk on pebbles, repenting, Lonely love, his world representing, Air wild, and shakes the trees there; Sends to knees; now in despair. © January 2019 Colonialist Advertisements

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The Proof of the Petting is in the (Rep)Eating


See previous post — yesterday morning and latest cat was still too afraid of human hands to let them come anywhere near her. Now she is becoming convinced that they are the best thing since plates of food. The more … Continue reading

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Caturday funnies — Poe’s birthday edition


Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
My comment: Love it! For the benefit of those who don’t quite register, Edgar Alan Poe wrote: “Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’ `Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!’ I shrieked upstarting – `Get thee back into the … Continue reading

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Black Cat and a Stroke of Good Luck


Our latest feral cat has taken over a month to overcome enough nervousness to keep from diving under the house at our least movement, to emerge and sit near us when we are on the porch, and to come inside … Continue reading

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Signon Proof of Existence


Bluebird of Bitterness featured a cartoon with a batch on Geeks, as reblogged by Chris the Story Reading Ape. This one struck my imagination as lending itself to another rendering:                   Here … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Attractions and Detractions


  We took a birthday-celebrating friend and husband to help us put on yet another show for the peacocks, fish and buck at Chantecler on Sunday, and I had my first swim for ages. My recent ongoing tendency to do … Continue reading

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A Day Filled with Interesting Times.


From the moment my special cat M fled screaming under our wardrobe at five a.m. pursued by Katie, one of the bully-cats from the Main House, I might have known that this would not be a day of peacefulness and … Continue reading

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