I love days that start with a smile. Today was one of those. After morning chores I settled into my easy chair to catch up on all the CDHK posts. There on the patio screen door was a green lizard. This lizard has been hanging around for several months now. It has surprised me by skittering across the patio as it escaped the watering bucket's cascade. Today it brought back memories of a time before grandsons were born. A time when a gecko was grabbed by the tail. It ran away leaving its tail in my son's fingers. His wife screamed not knowing that the tail would grow back. Thanks, little green lizard, for a smile.
What would you do if someone knocked on your door and handed you a cashiers check for one million dollars? That was the premise of a 1950's TV show that ran for 5 years. Named simply "The Millionaire" it was entertaining to watch story lines about the effects of sudden wealth. That check would need to be 9 million to be worth the same amount now.
That killing frost that wilts the blossoms, that nips the buds, that announces the promise of winter. Yea, that happens in other places. Neither often nor early nor frequently in subtropical climes. When the weather forecasts calls for a cold front, most likely you can still wear your shorts. It is a life from a different place that can be remembered. The beauty of the leaves, the morning chill, apple orchards dotted in red. Good times.