Postcard from the South Pacific?
Groten Eiland Marken
Didn’t Beatrix Potter have the most charming characters – the names and the accompanying illustrations.
Beatrix Potter Illustration – Jemima Puddleduck
A Corner of the Moulin de la Galette (1892) – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Rocky Mountain of Bongtoila Bhutan, 16,800 ft
The black tent is made out of yak hair.
Once upon a time I bought a sheep. I named her Julia. The idea was that what I really wanted was her fleece. She was to join an existing herd cared for by one of my nieces. That was the idea. In theory……. I’m not sure I ever got a fleece out of this “deal” – but I got a lot of fun out of the whole procedure. My very own sheep – “Julia”
My niece and I and maybe a son or two went to a farm near Peterborough New Hampshire.. I purchased the selected sheep and brought her back to my sister and brother-in-law’s farm in Milford. Julia rode in the boot (trunk) of the car. Julia joined my niece’s existing herd of 8 or so sheep. Years passed and eventually the herd was sold (?) and I understood that Julia was given(?) to another family member who had a semi-farm in Massachusetts. I am rather vague as to Julia’s eventual fate.
Of course we were only visiting in New Hampshire at that time. We were on leave from Bangladesh.
Cats and Dogs
Nantucket, incl. Cape Cod
St. Lucia incl the Caribbean
Elspeth Huxley wrote many books about her life in Kenya in the early 1900’s. Possibly the most famous of her writing was The Flame Trees of Thika – a memoir of growing up in Thika (near Nairobi) in the early 1900’s.. I have read this book several times. In it she refers to the waterfalls nearby. I have lived in Kenya, both in the 19960’s and the 1990’s, but I have never seen these waterfalls. Now I have found a postcard of these falls. – that will have to do for now. Since Elspeth’s time, Nairobi has grown so much that Thika is now almost a part of Nairobi instead of being an outlier 30 hard trekked miles away.
Fourteen Falls, Thika