Monday, 27 July 2009

nature notes

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.
- Bertrand Russell

Thanks to Google page for this thought, not to say chortle, provoking quote.
Today we threw caution to the winds and went out for lunch in an effort to cheer me up and avoid having to cook tonight..
It worked. The sun came out, the pea and bean risotto was good [with truffles which is vaguely exciting if not that tasty]in one of the oldest pubs in Suffolk....500 years.
As RP had walked Hattie the Dog in the rain earlier [such a bold knight] we went for a wander in Wolves Wood as that is a Bird Reserve and does not welcome woofers, no matter how long in the tooth.
The wood has been "coppiced" which i learn means - chopping it about so the light gets in and wild life flourishes. Worked for me, but not so much as a tweet or a leaf shiver from any LBJs - as i believe they are technically called [little brown jobs].
We did see some butterflies flutterbye, there seem to be more this year, don't know their names.........these were little orange and brown jobs which may have been Meadow something, or maybe Marsh, the book is in the other room.
Still waiting to see some Painted Ladies which are supposed to be massing on the borders,yet more South Africans to critise our rugby......
Have been delivered of my books at last. Just finished the Behaviour of Moths,by Poppy Adams. Quite good in a weird way. Should have taught me more about moths than seems to have been retained. I do remember her squeezing the virgin moth to get the juice to attract male moths, no change there then

1 comment:

Walled Garden said...

What does truffle taste like?
Cheers Gillian