RSPB Giving Nature a Home
Well sounds like everyone over the Pond is very busy coming and going, etc.
OG/PatO: Good luck with the newsletters, etc. You might want to tell everyone to get their words and pics in a week earlier. I send out "Gentle Reminders" to my slow contacts about upcoming deadlines with a hint that, geez, if we don't get the info in time, we may be forced to find a substitute item. That usually gets a reaction.
Lindybird: I remember Thomas Cook travel brochures adding the promise of sunshine (Italy! Spain! Portugal!) during cold damp English winters. It didn't have its own planes back in those days. A shame -such a well known High Street brand, but apparently it was never able to compete with all the online options now available. I was reading that last summer's prolonged heatwave didn't help (people stayed home?) and all this hoo-haa with Brexit only added to its problems.
Woke to lovely thick fog this morning, which is already dissolving in the sun - a foretaste of November! Then two hot dry and windy days then temps down again Thursday with possible showers over the weekend. Darn it. I'll miss those; I'm also missing thunderstorms in Prescott Valley, which are supposed to clear the day before I arrive. :-(
It's been an odd summer, I was tidying up the patio yesterday and suddenly realized that no only had we very few oranges this year, but that just one of the four plumeria has put out any flowers and then just on one branch, and that the four epiphyllum (epiphyllia?) had produced just three flowers between them. Last year we got about 10 on one plant. Meanwhile though, the orange tree is loaded with oranges that will be ripe come next April/May. So maybe they all just needed a breather.
Successful visit to very nice dentist. She managed to get the whole rubbish of my tooth out - big hole down to the bone so being careful for a few days. Oh, and no strenuous exercise - as if! Is going for my injection being careful? I hope so, because I am not postponing that for anything! The dentist is new to our practice, but a very pleasant young lady - I even allowed her to take an X-ray!
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