HAPPY NEW WEEK and HAPPY NEW (DARK) MOON!
The New Moon, the Dark Moon, is 24 January.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Diane: Thanks for starting us off. I'm just in from waving my arms and raising my voice at the Santa Barbara Women's March. So nice to see so many young women in attendance - not only in the crowd, but also up on the stage in leadership positions in the various groups represented. Lots of men of all ages there too. I'll e-mail you photos of some of the signs - probably not appropriate to put on here. :-)
In reply to Annette in SoCal:
OG – Glad all is well with J. I hope “other issues” resolve soon.
LINDA – Your new wall unit looks very like Dau’s. Hers are filled with tubs of toys, games, puzzles, building blocks, etc. She allows one tub down at a time, hence there is always something new to play with. BTW would you please slow down; you are making me feel inadequate <grin>
ANNETTE – It does not sound hopeful for the nightcap oak. See here or here for earlier info on species. Probably not easy to reach location to check survival. Also they don’t release exact location to prevent vandals.
DIANE – Thanks for update on your critters.
Yesterday I heard squawks from the crabapple tree. A flash of colour as something flew off, moving too fast, either a lorikeet or rosella. This is when the peaches ripen. Poor birds must be wondering where the peach tree has gone. It could have stayed, there is a tiny space between the house-to-be slab and the fence! No progress on that building, traditionally builders had January off.
Blissfully cool today. Fortunately I wore a light jumper to church – they had the overhead fans on, making a draft. No rain here, just a few drops this morn, not enough to wet anything.
AQ: I'm so very sorry for the rare trees. What a shame. Also, too bad about the peach tree. I'm glad you're getting some cooler air. It's about time. I will try to direct some more your way.
Very cold here tonight with high winds and a "feels like" temperature of minus -15F or minus -26C. I'm telling this weather front to go visit you.
AQ: Hmmm. Not good about the oak. Too bad they can't be whisked away to be bred (like pandas) safely in other parts of the world..... And now I read that somebody took out a peach tree? Unnecessarily? Argh!
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