HAPPY NEW WEEK and HAPPY FULL MOON!Sunday the 13th is the full Hunter's Moon. It occurs just a few days after reaching apogee, the farthest point in the moon's orbit from earth. So, this will be "smallest" full moon of the year 2019. However, because of the point and direction that it will rise, some sources said that it will appear large and orange!
Everyone have a wonderful week. My area had its first frost of the season last night!
Good Morning. Thanks to Diane, once again, for doing sterling work in starting us off once more.
Annette: I'll try to give your new plant encouragement, from way over here!
Damp and drizzly here. Bought a whole lot of presents for the grandchildren this week: it's Matthews birthday soon and Chr****as is apparently around the corner. They arrived yesterday in several parcels, some of which were over packed which seems so wasteful.
ANNETTE – In World War I about 2/3 died in battle, 1/3 of deaths were due to disease (typhoid, flu, etc). Flu epidemic of 1918 – “It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide.”
Pildappa Rock stretches for about 100 metres and is about 10 metres high. More rock formations when I get time. (ha ha ha)
Good trip yesterday. Windy in Ardrossan, misty sprinkle in Curramulka, light rain in Minlaton, rain in Stansbury, sprinkle in Pt Vincent. Officially Minlaton had 5 mm. Nevertheless I managed 200 photos.
Pleased to hear that you had a good trip, AQ. Bought some clothes this morning for the g'children. Every year I buy them a Christmas sweater each, which of course in the boys case means that the younger, Matthew, inherits the ones which don't fit his older brother and so he has several! (There are four years between them) Last year I bought a dress for Amber.
I also took back one pair of trousers which I bought in M&S the other day: they were meant to be "short length" but were on the ground when I tried them on. Today I bought two more pairs, one pair were tight but the right length, the other pair fit perfectly but were too long, again. Bah! All three pairs supposed to be the same size and length. I'm going to cut down the long pair rather than take them back. May keep the other pair hoping to fit into them better if I don't eat for a month......
My OH went crazy and bought both a pair of slippers and a pair of deck shoes. He hates buying shoes but it's the one thing he can't get me to go out for, for him!
Diane: Noticed the moon was bright last night and will be looking for it tonight.
AQ: Of course, the flu epidemic of 1918 - I didn't connect the dots..... Thanks for the rock info!
Took out an old lavender today that I've been trying to save for the last two years. Not sure what I'll replace it with - for sure something that will thrive on neglect..
ANNETTE - I know what thrives on neglect - weeds.LOLOL.
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