"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Thursday, 21 March 2013

sun moon stars

21 March
The Vernal Equinox
The time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, 
making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth.

Since I have been living with Michael I have grown to love his quirky habits - some of them quirkier than others.  To make sure that his mattress gets turned at regular intervals he invented the solstice and equinox turns, which he has done ever since he bought his first bed. This ensures that the mattress gets turned 4 times a year, at regular intervals.  Today because it was an "equinox" the mattress got turned from side to side; on the 21 June it will be turned from top to toe; 23 September side to side and 21 December top to toe again.  Gareth loves this idea and he is often the one to send Michael the reminder sms early in the morning (as if he would ever forget?).

So the long summer days are shortening.  There is a slight chill in the air in the early mornings and as the sun goes down.  We have had the most beautiful summer (if slightly too hot for menopausal me) and today (being Human Rights Day in SA) Michael and I had a long walk on Fish Hoek beach and an awesome swim in the sea. 

I have also been spending time just fiddling around with my camera, moving stuff around the garden and having some fun:-

 Courtyard through the kitchen window tonight
 New plants and pots moved around under the plane tree.  Note the solar jars
My beautiful birthday glasses, tray and vase
(thanks Gill, Lesley, Gareth, Hayley and Helen)

One more thing to share before I take my salty self off for a shower.  How awesome is this music video and the song?  The singer, Josh Ritter's wife apparently walked out on him after only one year of marriage.  Besides the video being great, I love his timing and the upbeat tune, although you can feel his pain.  

Amazing lyrics - "and she only looks like you when she's in a certain light".  Very Dylanish, I love it.

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