Monday, 1 September 2014

Jottings from the Tropics: 1 September 2014

It's been months.

I could scroll down and check just how many months have elapsed since I last posted*, but I'm embarrassed about my neglect of this blog. Let's just say 'posts were not posted' and move on.

Anyway, how have you been? You're looking well. No, that's enough. Back to me.

Surprisingly little has happened since whenever it was**. It rained a lot. Then it stopped raining. Then it started raining again. And now it's clear and sunny, mild by day and freezing at night***.

I get visitors every now and then.

First there was this one.

Nap time in the hall

Then this one.

It's a box turkey

And mice of various types, but they don't like having their photos taken. They must be up to something.

Assuming that the 'something' isn't nefarious, I'll be posting more often. If I don't post more often, send a mousetrap and cheese.

Stand by.

* I looked. Six months.

** Six months. 

*** Literally. Altitude beats latitude****.

**** On a couple of nights. Mostly it's not freezing. 


mick said...

Nice to see you back! Your inside visitors are interesting!! I wouldn't trust that turkey. Last time I saw one it stole my sandwich!

Snail said...


This was only a young 'un and yet to learn the ways of its older relations. I'm sure it's now well on its way to becoming a hooligan!

biobabbler said...

Ah, deeelightful. Welcome back, please, by all means, DO refrain from self-flagellating. We're just happy to see you. =)

And, wow, how cute is THAT re: napping pose?? =)

And your turkey wants to be handled w/care. Clever bird.

Happy, um, spring? Yes, happy spring. We've got 94F, but decreasing temps on the way, so fall MAY actually happen up here. Woot! xoxo

Snail said...

I'm grateful that the turkey didn't leave anything behind when I told it to leave!

According to my calendar it's spring, but it's really the middle of the Dry Season. Not a cloud in the sky and I can actually see Mt Bartle Frere. Well, I would be able to see it if there weren't all these trees in the way.

It's 27C or *does calculation* 80F here today. Just right, I reckon. I hope it's nice and cool in your house!

Sherrie York said...

I was afraid the mice had carted you off in some sort of 21st-century travels-of-Gulliver-gone-bad, post a-postalyptic mammalian frenzy. So pleased to see it's only been a nap and a box.

Snail said...

Those mice are getting worse. They're running around by day, not even pretending to be timid. I'm too good to them.

The possum and brush turkey were easy to usher out of the house. You should have seen the problems I had with a wandering pheasant coucal. They are not very coordinated birds.

(I'm so going to steal 'a-postalyptic')

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I rather missed you - I like your wicked wit. :)

Snail said...

Thanks, Rose! It's fun to be back.

Anonymous said...

HIya :)
Delighted to see you again.

Snail said...

Thanks, jj! I'd better write a bit more.