Sites & Sights

19 May 2022 – Warmish again, air truly soft for the first time, and not raining. I walk a loop.

Over to South China Creek Park

where I see dandelion fluff, glowing in the sunshine,

a kiddies’ birthday party in the play area down below,

and, up here, some celebratory “candles” on a red horse chestnut tree.

Back along East Broadway

where a crochet heart offers a hug to this derelict site,

and the reassurance, “We care,”

while a bit farther west I meet a fox (or perhaps a dog),

a rabbit,

a whole clowder/cladder/cluster/pounce of cats (choose your favourite collective term; mine is “pounce”),

and a trio of rhodo blooms, with the one in the middle showing the other two how it’s done.

And finally north on Main Street.

Where I discover a Buddhist gone bad!

Or so it says.

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  1. I love “pounce” of cats. Much more descriptive than “clowder,” which reminds me of chowder and that image is just plain wrong.

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  2. The cats are so amusing. Loved the chestnut tree – quite different from those seen in England. Do you have the disease which is destroying some of the trees here?

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    • Yes, we have the Horse Chestnut, a different tree than yours, one that also has lovely glossy nuts, but we don’t eat them. Re disease destroying trees, my mind jumps back to Dutch Elm Disease, which ravaged elms both sides of the Atlantic — is that what you mean?

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      • There is a disease which is now affecting the chestnut trees and another which is causing die back on ash trees

      • Haven’t heard about either here, but probably shall, one of these days — diseases now have a way of travelling the world

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