Weather, Clouds and Moons
The boys toys and other things
So what have they been up to since I was last on here? Not a lot really, they have been doing what they do best - getting into mischief.
So let me catch you up.
I told you about their large toy that scared them a bit and what my wife has done to it (see picture) so what did they think of it. Well they sit on it chew strips off it drop loads on the floor and generally swing around and shout. So nothing new there, however they have been helping with the gardening of the pots, I'm not saying my wife is that pleased but then they are not trying to destroy the plants.........yet!
But one of the other things we have now to be careful of when we go out to the FFZ is they have discovered the floor... my wife was going to shut them in as we were going out and not realising they were on the floor nearly stood on one. So now we are very careful when they are flying around the ffz as they have a new game peeking out from under the cage and making a dash to the tables or under the chairs. Its not that bad really but when I hear my wife saying ' oh no you dont' I just know one of them has landed on her computer in the ffz. She has 'moved' her office out there (takes her computer and stuff and sits in the shade) when weather permits or is busy moving her potted plants around when it rains so they get watered by the rain that runs off the netting.
So they are doing well. However my wife has had to put their blankies back in the evenings as its getting cold again. But it wont be long - we hope - before their blankies can be washed and put away until next winter. Some birds are spoilt....
We actually went to the UK to visit our daughter whilst I had some business to attend to and the boys were ok. We were away for 1 week but my wife left them plenty of water and seed (a trip to Jardi Land saw to that) New water containers and seed tubs plus some millet were the order of the day. When we arrived back they still had plenty of water and food left so now we know they can be left for a few days and be ok. Oh and their blankies were laid over the top of their cage and hung down the side that faces north so they were fairly protected from the wind and cold.
However they still wanted to know what we had brought them back as a present, needless to say they also played up when told to get back in their cage as we were going out, nothing changes.
Weather all over Europe and the UK has been unpredictable not to mention untypical. Take Spain for instance, the ski slopes are still open and its still snowing up in the mountains and the rain fall has been flooding Aragon again. Although we do not get as much rain as we would like up here having seen what is happening elsewhere I am glad we are up higher than the valley. These photos show how close the river came to the edge of river road in places. The road is not very wide and it could be washed away in places, so keeping an ever watchful eye on things is part of living here.
As for the moon well its been having a time of it as well. Besides being responsible for tides it also has an effect on the Gulf Stream and the weather we have been having. The Atlantic Conveyor is a delicate thing and disruption of it can and will have dire consequences. The Gulf stream carries weather conditions with it and for the past two years its been up over the northern hemisphere not what we really want. We need it to drop down a little taking the pressure off.
The Photographs are of the railway bridge and island. You can see it was well up the arches and the tree you can see in the photo underneath is on an island and the water was up in the top. The next ones are roadside and what looks like ground is actually a tree that had succumbed to the pressures of the river. However just now it is going down but up in the mountains there is STILL snow and rain, so who knows what will be the events when we get the snow melt..
As for the moon itself, well as you can see from the photos it has been having a weird time on its own. From being large clear and wonderful, lighting up the forest like almost daylight, to hazy and funny shaped as well as slight hues of colour.
So there you have it to the left are the photos of the river in full flood and above the wonky, colourful moon that has appeared over the past few weeks.
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