Friday, July 28, 2006

Dies Caniculares

Chris & I went to Richmond Beach yesterday.

We walked down the beach quite a ways, waded, watched birds and trains, enjoyed the cool breeze.

The sun had warmed the shallow lagoons in the broad sandy tideflats, uncovered by a minus tide, but an onshore breeze still carried some of the coolness of the receding fogbank still visible in the distance.

Apologies if this is a duplicate post -- I tried to post by email, which has worked before. It seems to have not worked this time, but may yet.

I think I will probably be editing this a bit later on so check back if you are interested, or want a link to more of Chris's photos and her version of events. :)

[Thank you to Chris for the photo above]

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


We discovered this little fellow in our cherry tree one morning after a lot of raccous noise from crows and intense interest from our cats.

He, or someone like him, has been back, but have apparently been able to tear themselves away before it got light.

The cherries must taste as good to him as they do to us.