'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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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Live Fish Cam

Here's a super way to use up bandwidth and wile or while away 10 minutes.

Watch the fish swim live in the 'world's largest fishtank'.

Saturday, 16 July 2011


Are my video clips getting pasted too high on this blog? On mine they obscure my writing. I'd hate anyone to be missing out on my pearls of wisdom. It also means to replay a vid you have to click where the '>' sign would be if they were in the correct place. I think it is this page template that's the problem.
Is it just my computer or is it the same for you?

First Frost

Last night it was clear and cold and by my indoor/outdoor thermometer it was 6ºC inside when I came into the kitchen this morning. And brrr, 0ºC on the verandah. Time to get the kitchen fire lit. When I padded out in my slippers and dressing-gown to get a basket of wood the sun had just risen and the roof was sparkly with the frost crystals. The old Magnolia stellata thinks it's spring, however. Hopefully the petals will de-frost without damage.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

It Takes Sunlight to get the Plant to Woik!

This reminds me of me telling people about insects. Or Godwits. Or... lots of things. I only notice I'm doing it when I see their eyes glaze over. Sorry. In advance. It's just that, well, I get jiggly and excited about stuff too!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

This World Goes Round and Round

Well hi ho blogger friends, here I am still alive, and with a small but beautifully formed post for your viewing pleasure.

The sunset the other night had all the foreshadowing of a beauty...

... even to the blazing end.

They look even better embiggerated. Click on them.