Thursday, September 06, 2007

Particulate Matter

The sun is looming and red, the air is hazy and there is a fine layer of ash over everything from the bushfires two hundred miles away. A strong, cool onshore wind won't be helping.

While I was watering the garden this evening I was poking around looking for vole damage and found plenty, especially a cavern under the wallflowers. I pulled up the plants and hosed the hole down to get some idea of its size - about five gallons. Not feeling kindly towards my furry friends. Lovable little critters of California indeed.

William isn't feeling too sweet towards our own lovable li'l critter. While he was staying Suscipe yowled and miouwed and lurved and patted and was generally so needy he got up at 1 am and drove home...


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