The Woodland Creatures

So, I mentioned in a not so early earlier post that I was house sitting.  It was only day one when I made that post and three weeks have passed since then, but I have photo’s.  Our friend lives in a neighbourhood in the city, but she’s backed up to a creek, so woodland creatures abound.  I even took the good camera so I could take photo’s of everyone without having to get close enough to scare them.  There’s also some photo’s of rain, because I love, love rain.


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Twenty Years

For some reason this summer, I have been thinking a lot on the year 1997.  It was rather a big year for me, but it was strange that I should be thinking on things.  It has been twenty years, but I hadn’t realized that until I started wondering why these things kept flooding back to me.  It would happen while on a drive in the car, remember a street I’d driven down and with whom, or passing a building that was of significance or some other such thing.  Sure that seems logical that passing tangible things would recall these memories, only it’s odd.  I still live in the same town that I did all those years ago.  I drive down these roads and pass these buildings on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for the past decades.  Does my brain just realize that it’s been twenty years and figures that it is an important lapse of time?


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The Sister and I are officially on holiday.  As of last night, in fact.  We are house sitting for a friend for most of July.  She’s off having a fab time half-way across the world.  I’m running on about three hours of sleep currently (I think The Sister can sleep anywhere), but I’m having a good time as well.  

While we may be on holiday, we’re only about 5 minutes away from home.  We’re not confined here and we can go home to check on our own kitties, but we are meant to house-sit; to live here.  Plus, there’s so many animals to take care of.  She only has two pets, two boy kitties.  But there are three feral’s that she feeds, among millions of wild birds, squirrels, raccoons, and apparently opossums and flying squirrels as well.  Really, she simply sets out bird food for the birds, but she’s totally OK with the other animals coming into her yard and eating that food as well.
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