Monday, December 04, 2006

Effects of drought on citrus and fern leaves

from w
Things are crook in Tallarook!
I. The garden plants and trees are slowly dying except for those we water with second-hand water and hose for 10 minutes twice a week.
2. Because of changing water pipes the street is a mess and then one of the guys nipped our gas pipe and that had to be fixed ten minutes ago.
3. The four ugly feral kittens are still here and the mother cat bit her 'owner' a teenage girl when she picked up a kitten and the girl had to have a tetanus shot. The mother cat went for me, her eyes blazing, when I managed to catch a kitchen so I dropped it real quick! They are getting a cat-catching container from the Animal Welfare people, but haven't done so yet.
4. And the big one - well, Fiji is really lurching from an illegal takeover of the government by the military - I guess, backed by some opportunists who will show their faces in a few days. The military call it a clean-up, but it's dirty business. The Prime Minister and cabinet men and women are having their vehicles confiscated (and maybe mobiles) this morning so they are really under house arrest. It might wind to a conclusion today with the blackmailed Prime Minister enduced to sign away his government. Isa Viti. Stuffed up again.


Blogger Penny said...

Wendy I found your poems very interesting, although rather disturbing at times too. With you in our midst I am now trying to find out more about Fiji, tribal is often tribal, but ambition can be a serpent in the midst of doing what should be right.
your leaves are also disturbing.
Gosh I had better go and think of brighter things!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Oops, sorry Penny. Yes they are about bleak things at times. I've sometimes got the blues, and even cynical too.
I am currently looking for several pics about 'peace' for a powerpoint presentation next Sunday so that will be a bit better!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

We are having a drought here too ... it is dry everywhere ... I hope that you get some rain too.

We read about the military coup. You are in Australia, right, not in Fiji. Do you still have family there? Are they ok?

10:40 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

We are in Australia Karen but our family are in Suva. It's not okay and I can't talk about it here.

3:15 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I read an article today by a woman who reckons it's more important to keep plants alive than to waste water showering - which is fair enough perhaps.

10:19 PM  

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