Reading My Way Around the World

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Misty Mornings

We're having some very misty mornings around here at the moment - spectacular low clouds on the mountains to the front and to the back of us.  And bizarrely our castor oil plant, to the left of the picture above, is in full bloom.  

As you can see we still didn't get the leaves lifted ... I've always loved how in America, the leaves come down quickly and can be cleared just as quickly.   But here they come down slowly - from the middle of August really - and there's still some hanging on by their finger nails.  So you go and lift a pile and more come tumbling after.  They'll have to wait now for a few dry days to get them liftable again.

A wee reminder if anyone is still considering helping out with our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign - here's the link.   We finish on Sunday and still have a bit to go to reach our target.   I'm starting to feel embarrassed reminding people through my mailing list - I guess I'm not cut out to be a sales person!   But a last push will hopefully get us to within the distance that a family member has agreed to top it up from.   Fingers crossed. 

Normal service will resume next week lol


  1. Hi Fil - sincerely hope that happens .. you were well on the way ...

    Misty mornings, gloomy days - our Downs often get a curtain .. up there or it creeps down ... smothering the surrounds - we don't often get it in the town, as we're too near the coast - about a mile ..

    Have a lovely weekend .. cheers Hilary

  2. Then - the misty Downs were encovered with misty feelings .. can't believe - I can't often not see the Downs - they're nearer than the sea ... !! Gloom ... cheers Hilary

    1. My father used to say "If you can see the mountains, it's going to rain. If you can't see them, it's already raining!!"
      There's something very heavy about this sort of weather.


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