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Happy Solstice!

Sorry guise! Got jammed up sitting in the garden watching the stars and drinking Aussi wine. Talk tomorrow. Love you. *mwah*

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Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: June 21, 2017, 11:41 pm

Stoopid Weezul!

It woz New Zealand wine.

Happy Solstice, fellow minions!

 


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: June 21, 2017, 11:49 pm

It’s not the worst post you ever did :+)

Happy solstice!

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 21, 2017, 11:54 pm

:-)

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 22, 2017, 12:04 am

Does this wine have a bouquet like a Maori warriors armpit?

And happy ancient pagan ritual that didn’t get taken over by that church group from Rome.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 22, 2017, 12:04 am

I hope you and Uncle B. had a lovely evening…and are hangover-free tomorrow!

 


Comment from Niña
Time: June 22, 2017, 12:12 am

Finally! The days will get longer for a while.

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 22, 2017, 12:21 am

Happy Happy Solstice, my mustelid friends.
My dear sister-in-law and I sat in the porch swing Monday night (a clear, breezy, star-filled panhandle night) drinking Texas wine and talking way late, enjoying the darting fireflies that kept us company. Do you have fireflies in England?

https://llanowine.com/

 


Comment from HTL
Time: June 22, 2017, 12:52 am

If it’s from New Zealand, the odds are better than 50-50 that it’s a Sauvignon Blanc, and probably very good. That climate should also produce excellent Pinot Noirs (or should that be Pinots Noirs?). Speaking of New Zealand wines, Old Winyards was probably a Pinot Noir. I will have to look (for New Zealand wines, not for Old Winyards) the next time I am at the store. With any luck the millennials won’t have figured this out yet and I can still get a reasonably good deal.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 22, 2017, 2:30 am

@HTL – The plural should be Pinots Noir, but wine snobs are capable of any level of grammatical massacre, especially in a language they want you to think they know.

 


Comment from HTL
Time: June 22, 2017, 4:03 am

@Uncle Al – good to know. As somebody once said, there are known unknowns, unknown knowns, and then there’s French.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 22, 2017, 7:25 am

It was white and nice and from Oyster Bay. That’s all I know about the wine. Up, ready for work, not feeling TOO grim.

We are far enough from light pollution to see the Milky Way, which is always think-inducing. Our hedgehog, who is proving to be quite a fearless little soul, nibbled bugs around our feet while our bat snaffled them from the air. It was a fantastic evening.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 22, 2017, 2:11 pm

Admit it: You and Uncle B were naked dancing in the garden in some sort of pagan solstice ritual. Scared Rattus, too.

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 22, 2017, 3:54 pm

“Our hedgehog, who is proving to be quite a fearless little soul, nibbled bugs around our feet while our bat snaffled them from the air. It was a fantastic evening.”

Heh – reminded me of “Nice to be here” by the Moody Blues

“I know you won’t believe me
But I’m certain that I did see
A mouse playing daffodil
All the band was really jumping
With Jack Rabbit in there thumping
I found that I couldn’t sit still
I just had to make it with them
Cause they played my kind of rhythm
And the bees hummed in harmony
And the owl played his oboe
Then the frog’s guitar solo
It was all just too much for me”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PrvCmj_c_I

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 22, 2017, 8:29 pm

And no fireflies. We didn’t have them in Rhode Island, either. Missed them.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 22, 2017, 8:38 pm

I thought lightening bugs were in all the eastern states. I grew up in the midwest and we had plenty of them there. None on the west coast, tho. They are wonderful. Do you have mosquitoes and dragonflies? Some of the dragonflies in Calif are really beautiful. I’ve been told they are mostly dull brown in the eastern US.

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 22, 2017, 9:27 pm

I remember good sized blue green ones down Maine – always liked dragonflies.

Heh, don’t think I’ve said “down” Maine in about 30 years.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 22, 2017, 10:40 pm

Maybe because I was urban, but I drove out to the country a lot and I never saw one.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 23, 2017, 12:06 am

I have a fascinating story about dragonflies (at least fascinating to me). When my sister and her family were living in Rio de Janeiro they had a house on a steep mountainside (they were under the left armpit of the famous Christ Redeemer statue) and in the back was a small spring that trickled down over rocks into a small rock-lined pool. Around, on, and in that pool a variety of tropical bugs lived their little buggy lives. Some of them would alight on the edge of the pool on what you might call a Lilliputian beach a few inches wide.

Gorgeous blue-green-bronze dragonflies would come zooming in a half inch over the water and they would use the end of their long tails to scoop up a drop of water and propel it towards the “beach” where unsuspecting insects were sitting. The water would startle them and as they took flight the dragonflies, timing their run perfectly, arrived to snatch them out of the air. Dinnertime in Floresta da Tijuca!

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 23, 2017, 2:54 am

The ones I have seen in SoCal were ruby red with gold. They looked like jewels in the sunlight. Have never seen anything like that before.

 

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