Positive feedback loop

Bella is a needy kitty and at first she bugged me, but I brought it up with Meriel who said “she just needs love, like every other creature.” So I resolved to shower her with love and affection, and I have, and she is calmer and so I am more open to her....

Summer Christmas, 2

Henny Penny and the Girls got a Christmas dinner of a slab of beef, really bits left on thick tendon or something— unappetizing to think of, but those girls sure do like their meat. We had to stake it down with a couple of skewers so they could tug bits off. They are...

Summer christmas

On our way to go for a christmas swim at Hekerua A juvenile Ruru, or “Morepork,” native to New Zealand Here is one of us in the water at Hekerua...

Riches from the sea

Sea grass washed up on Blackpool Beach We gathered seaweed mulch today, an hour or so before high tide, after a southwest gale. Below the equator, a Nor’easter is a Sou’wester. Meriel says that is when this beautiful mulch is delivered to shore. Filled two...

An Eleanor Roosevelt day

Eleanor Roosevelt advises to do at least one thing each day that scares you. Yesterday we went out for a walk down to a beach none of us had been to before, with a picnic lunch, and a friend over from the Big Smoke. The walk down was no big deal, once we found the...