From September up to now it is the warmest it has ever been, that is since 1874, when they started keeping reliable records. We haven't even made a dent in our stash of firewood. I had planned to top up the fuel-oil tank before they idjits esculate the crisises in the middle east in some even more insane way. But the oil people won't deliver less than a thousand liters, and ther isn't room for that in my tank.
Ah, but those are nice problems to have. The picture is one I took outside a castle a couple of miles from my home.
"The wind in the trees
blows brown melodies,
Brushing bare branches
bald of all leaves..."
If a kiss is the sound of a tender caress,
And if love is the question: what else is there left
To give or demand from the strength of a man?
A request for directions, some hint of a plan?
Are angels in heaven so sure of their tasks?
Please, give me some answer -- that's all that I ask!
The flowers of springtime, they always grow;
They always do that -- what else do they know?
The seed has the power and knows no disgrace.
He stands in the winter with snow on his face.
Spring-time is greentime, winter is brown.
Dark beauty, she wears a white, wedding gown!