MAN oh MAN – can you hear me over this racket???
This is how our week started. Peaceful. Driving down the old Valley Road (somewhere in this pic is a sheep, so Austin says. I can’t find it.) We were taking home a gent and his dozens of just-purchased chicks. Turns out he was a former mayor of Sigatoka. “What was your greatest accomplishment while in office?” I asked. “The Melrose Bridge,” he replied.
Wow. Our lifeline to Suva. Erected just a few years before the old bridge got torn in two by a flood.
Down at his place by the river stood the tallest mango tree any of us had seen, somewhere around 80 feet tall.
Then we had Beautiful Guests. The mother is a potter and gave Austin and me beautiful mugs and a matching bowl. And she and Austin talked pottery.
When she and her party came back from a trek to the sand dunes, they had shards. Actually a big heap of shards.
And Austin was all excited about a pattern in the pottery he had not seen before.
As soon as they left, it started raining. Cats and dogs and frogs and guppies worth of rain. Floods-worth of rain, though our fields aren’t submerged yet. FEA turned the power off 3 days ago (hence the generator). More rain is falling, more is scheduled, and we have a category 2 hurricane predicted for the wee hours tonight. So I will send off the blog a day early, in case something goes amiss with the Digicel tower or (choke) our twice-a-day generator.
So here I leave you– with a happy sculpture made by a young artist from the Beautiful Guest party:
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Happy week, everybody.
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