Thursday, May 7, 2020
Life affirming sound
5:45 am. The moon gently sliding towards the horizon. On the far side of the valley a tractors headlights light up the tree line. Dog owners and farmers early risers.Buzzards, swallows, owls and siskins all singing happily away this morning. Not so much a dawn chorus as an explosion of sound.
Angus and Sophie discuss world affairs on our morning bakery run. Sophie is of the opinion that if Kelly Loeffler can get $9m she should get a second curly croissant end. There's no arguing with that.
When we get back we find that the courier has dropped off a box of Italian olive oil. 3 days from order to delivery. What sort of delivery man drops things off before seven am ?
We bought four standard roses to go by the war memorial. They were planted in the spring of 2018 in time for the centenary celebrations . For the first two years they were unhealthy looking things. We wondered if they'd survive. This year they've burst into repeated bloom. The mayor is up early watering the dahlia border in front of the church. ' The roses look very good M'Ongoose. Do you think we need another two to go on either side of the steps ?'
Getting a horse out of quarantine in 1990's Moscow : https://twitter.com/DrRadchenko/status/1257943289145241600/photo/1