Yesterday was the shortest day. From today summer starts heading back – although it has a way to travel yet. Today is sunny dry and bright. The grass is blonde yellow and the monkeys are hungry already and spending more time at our windows again. Sunny Sunday afternoon – soft desert quiet in the winter sun; playing the new Yusuf (Cat Stevens) on the CD.
I am looking particularly fashionable today in my cozy 'ug' type boots, exercise pants and oversize painting tee shirt; hair unbrushed, pulled back in a band. Not expecting any visitors – although the anti poaching patrol guys, are lounging at the pool while we recharge their cell phone. Their job is to walk around the reserve, without leaving tracks, and try to help protect this little island of biodiversity against the human tide of want and greed.
Here is a strange quote I found while looking for something else;
"the common cormorant or shag, lays eggs inside a paper bag. The reason you will see no doubt. It is to keep the lightening out. But what these unobservant birds have never noticed is that herds of wandering bears may come with guns, and steal the bags to hold the crumbs". Christopher Isherwood
Now I am thinking there was a very good reason I kept that quote….
I think these blogosphere awards are a wonderful to share blogs we enjoy and broaden the network. The lovely Karen of Border Town Notes recently splashed me with this gorgeous mermaid award. Thank you Karen! I am to nominate 9 blogs that I find alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring. Now I know not everyone is into this, and some of you have been Splashed already so I shall just persevere
Pete from Verily I Go blog who lives somewhere gorgeous in Southern California and can make you hold your breath with her scuba dive tales – gave me two beautiful awards!! Thank you Petie!
For the Lemonade Award – I must nominate ten blogs with attitude and gratitude.
So here goes
AND for the Golden Heart Award – I can pass this on to anyone I feel has a golden heart! So please please all you dear friends in blogoland, consider yourselves nominated, paste the image in your sidebars and pass it on to ten. You all have golden hearts as far as I can see.
By the way does anyone know what happened to Mango Madness. She hasn't blogged for two months but her last posting was so poignant about packing up her family home. Where did she go to? If you haven't read it please visit her last post.