August 31, 2020 at 01:33PM

Swamp walk quarantine day 171.

Got a little bit wet from rain, left at midday and kept it more brief, due to a minor slip and fall yesterday, I am a bit more achy today.

Weather is mild, mid 70s. I am thankful that it feels more like autumn than summer today.

Swamp was a bit moist, but thankfully light on mosquitoes.

Our squash, asparagus and grapes are growing at breakneck speed.

Human count about 7. None were wearing masks except for me, but distance was maintained.

4 osprey, 6 hummingbirds (!), And a nice assortment of songbirds here and there, too. Not sure if I saw an eagle or not, but turkey vultures were plentiful overhead too.

Allison’s birthday week is now passing and a long weekend s ahead. She got some good loot, and tasty cake.

Used the ice cream maker for the first time to do maple caramel , and cake was lemon, a surprisingly good combination.

#swampwalk, #streamofthought

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Swamp walk quarantine day 171. Got a little bit wet from rain, left at midday and kept it more brief, due to a minor slip and fall yesterday, I am a bit more achy today. Weather is mild, mid 70s. I am thankful that it feels more like autumn than summer today. Swamp was a bit moist, but thankfully light on mosquitoes. Our squash, asparagus and grapes are growing at breakneck speed. Human count about 7. None were wearing masks except for me, but distance was maintained. 4 osprey, 6 hummingbirds (!), And a nice assortment of songbirds here and there, too. Not sure if I saw an eagle or not, but turkey vultures were plentiful overhead too. Allison's birthday week is now passing and a long weekend s ahead. She got some good loot, and tasty cake. Used the ice cream maker for the first time to do maple caramel , and cake was lemon, a surprisingly good combination. #swampwalk, #streamofthought

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Mirror On the wall

The Magic Mirror from SNOW WHITE in various incarnations. The Disney one is wonderfully sinister, but I also like the one from Faerie Tale Theater (Vincent Price, image 2). Image 3 is a View Master slide from 1955, 4 is from the Betty Boop version. The rest are vintage illustrations. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEelErTgTR3/?igshid=sjkbq2n893a9

August 28, 2020 at 05:19PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1922

98 years later, we are still surrounded by dolts, ruining our “ifs.”

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August 27, 2020 at 11:46AM

From Pliuvium, 1907

Quarantine/ social distance day 167

5.5 months, give or take.

I want to see more positive movement forward, especially for my personal health. Back, lungs, brain all can benefit from some fresh methodology.

I’ve lost some weight, if the fit of my clothes is any indication, so that is an unexpected beneficial side effect. Not a lot, but a detectable amount.

A bit fearful of going to doctor in person, but telehealth may be the way to go, even if my results are not optimal.

I am thankful for BHK and Pye… I couldn’t ask for more wonderful and lovable family with which to share the space under a roof.

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