'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Frosty with Intermittent Showers

Brrr, it's blimmin' cold this morning, and I was pondering in my shower what a short time it seems to have been since I was having a sneaky self-indulgent shower in the middle of the day just to cool down, whereas this morning I had a luxurious one just to warm up!
And on popping out to get an arm of firewood, it didn't surprise me to see we have had our first frost of the year.  And one that went clear to the roof, too! That doesn't happen very often here in the balmy Bay of Plenty.  There was even a millimeter of ice on the bird bath.

The South Wind do blow
and we shall have frost*
And what will the hibiscus do then, poor thing?

Our roof is really a dark green.

*I know, it doesn't rime.  (ha ha)


  1. Since we are very close to summer it seems weird to have you talking about cold and showing us ice. Don't worry. You'll survive.

  2. I pity the farm workers. Very unusual weather.

  3. Horrible. I really hate the cold.

  4. That's hard to imagine!


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