Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ouroboros

A molting python in an Australian zoo started eating its skin the other day, and got itself caught inside for several hours, creating a perfect Ouroboros.  
The Ouroboros, the circular figure of a snake eating itself, first appeared in ancient Egypt, was big in Greek mythology, alchemy, and Jungian psychology.  Obviously having multiple meanings depending on who was using the symbol.
I can see several Ouroboros symbols in current affairs - the Brexit vote, the American presidential race, etc.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Time May Have Come

I've mentioned several times over the years that we have three acres that are woods, basically untouched in the 40-plus years we've owned it.  
We try to keep the other approximately two of our five acres looking like a lawn, but it's getting to be more of a challenge with each passing year.
This morning, Honey brought up an ad she'd seen on Facebook - a young man in our area trying to get a lawn care business going - she thinks it's time to consider getting some help.  I can keep the place mowed, and more-or-less keep up with the weed eating, but doing that plus cleaning flower beds and all the other little chores is getting to be too much.
No decision yet - I'll keep you informed.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Eye, Ay Ay

Just back from the mall where Honey was fitted for a new pair of glasses. 
We spent most of the trip home discussing the fact that glasses are a scam - that selling glasses must be a great way to get filthy rich.
I know there are ads on TV for places that offer two pair of glasses for $69, but would you trust them?  Honey's glasses cost well over $500 - just the frames were almost $200, and frames at the ophthalmologist started at $300 and went up sharply from there. 
If you actually need them to see - any price is a bargain.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Normal

Things are almost back to normal here at the Boggy Thicket - or as normal as they'll ever be.  
After delays due to mechanical issues with our new lawn mower, and a couple spots that were too wet to mow, I finally got the entire yard mowed at once.  
It really looks pretty good.
I also cut a couple of new ditches to provide drainage on the side of our house where water has been standing for days after the recent rains.  You would not believe how many mosquitoes that area generated.  The area used to drain on its own, but the ground here shifts like an ocean tide in slow motion - what used to be higher is now lower and vice-versa.  It looks like it ought to drain now, but we will have to wait for the next big rain to see how well it works.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Checkin' In

It's been a week, and I'm still not ready to get back to the routine of a daily blog post.
In fact, I really don't have anything to say today.