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Good evening to all owls from New York.

Surely Camilla is sorting out a wonderful picture for us right now.

Meanwhile, I think that Rob-bear might be near the perch, and I want to post up the branch for his landing.

Beautiful day here with all the fierce weather out of our neighborhood.

I had lunch with old friends and a marvelous catch up on stored up conversation. Then a great walk up Park Avenue, which was pretty much deserted on a Sunday afternoon. All the usual workers were having their day off elsewhere.

We watched folks actually ice skating on a rink that was set up in Bryant Park, just behind our beautiful main NY Public Library building. I think that the weather was too warm for skating, and bet that the rink was really a bit slushy.

Okay, bring on the owls! xo

Posted at 16th Nov 2009 - 01:13AM   Posted by Frances   If you cannot sleep... Comments: 13

Camilla's Avatar Good Evening Frances, and thank you kindly for the posting of owl post........this little owl was in the middle of watching Mansfield Park the costume drama on TV, and fell asleep even though I have seen this adaptation before.

Forsyte Saga was shown too earlier in the evening, with the Actor - Daniel Day Lewis as Soames, completely different to the original with Eric Porter playing the main part.

Another wonderful day for you it sounds dear Frances, we have an ice rink in Norwich I believe, I can't skate, but HL used to when young, he would never be able to manage it now.Blink

Lovely for you to enjoy some well deserved fun days with friends Frances.

xxUploaded Image

Posted by: Camilla on 16th Nov 2009 at 01:44AM

Frances's Avatar Oh Camilla, what a beautiful picture, with the blue and white theme accented by just enough other colors.

Before I headed out to meet my pals, I got a bit more done on the Christmas cards, and now feel as if I should be able to complete enough without having to rush any of them. Whew!

If you were sleepy enough to fall asleep before, perhaps you could take advantage of that, and actually forsake owl status tonight, and head on off to that restful land of nod.

I will be signing off in just a little while myself. I know that I saw Bear around earlier, but guess that I didn't get the post up in time to catch him.


Posted by: Frances on 16th Nov 2009 at 01:50AM

Frances's Avatar Wishing all owls sweet dreams. See you all tomorrow! xo

Posted by: Frances on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:07AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Frances, bet those Christmas Cards look beautiful, lucky friends to be receiving them too.

Yes, I am off to land of nod now, not sure why I keep falling asleep this week, perhaps a tad out of salts, a good nights rest is just the tonic and no work later today.

Sorry to have missed our dear Bear, night night Frances and to any owls who hop on the perch later.

Sweetest of dreams, see you tomorrow Frances.


Posted by: Camilla on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:08AM

The Bear has caught you, Frances and Camilla. Finally. (And you thought you might catch the Bear, right?)

We had an interesting day. Temperature got down to about -9C this morning around 8:00 a.m., managed to work its way up to +2 by 3:00 p.m. Still @ +2, but the wind chill makes it feel like -2. To which I can testify, having just returned from walking Sadie along the river.

Sounds, Frances, like you had a delightful day, with friends and a bit of a tour. Ice skating already in New York? We don't have our ice rinks set up yet. Still too warm. Supposed to be +11 tomorrow. (Great time to finish cleaning out the eves trough/gutters; that's on my "Too Due" list.)

And what a glorious picture in blue you found us, Camilla.

I'm busy writing up a post (with pictures) on my "Chrome" blog, about the places that Sadie pup and I go when we're out for a walk. A very short travelogue that takes a lot of space. I'll put something in "I have blogged" when it's done.

I have a copy of The Power of Less, which I'll read when I'm finished Thomas Cahill's Mysteries of the Middle Ages. Cahill was the one who wrote How the Irish Saved Civilization. An excellent and knowledgeable writer!

Well, that's enough from one ol' Bear for starters. Nobody else around, I see. That's all right. We can re-connect in due course.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:12AM

Bear ALMOST caught up with you. Left behind while still typing. Groan Sad

Well, I'll turn my attention to Tiddles and the clock.

Those matters being handled, Bear will pad on out.

Sleep well, good Owls. G'night Purple Coo!

Posted by: Rob-bear on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:23AM

What? Ho! Tiggywinkle -- is that you?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:24AM

Puffin's Avatar Hi Bear,
No it is me Puffin.
I am about to sign off too and read awahile.
Good to see you-I look forward to your blog.
So sweet dreams to other owl's too who alight on our perch

Posted by: Puffin on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:29AM

I'm missing EVERYONE tonight.

Sweet dreams, good Puffin.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:31AM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar Hi Puffin & Rob Bear. Haven't been on the perch so much as I am a little below par at the moment. Loved Patrick Cahill's book How the Irish saved European civilization. He wrote that book out of interest while here was here in Ireland for a sabbatical, with his wife, who was writing an anthology on Modern Irish Writers. He ran off some copies for friends, and gave one to a buyer in Barnes & Noble, who insisted it should be published, and it went on to be a huge success. He captured the spirit of the Irish people extremely well down to the Irish brand of Monasticism.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:39AM

Sorry that you're not doing so well. Hope you're better soon. And Tigger, too.

Haven't read Cahill's Irish, but if it's anything like the one I'm reading, it will soon be on my list.

The point where I question Cahill, right at square one, is whether it was the Irish or the Celts, more generally. I find, in common discussion, that people recognize the Irish, but are slow to catch on that there were other Celtic people -- Scotland, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Wales, Brittany. Hence confusion between Irish as one group, and yet a sub-set of the Celts.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 16th Nov 2009 at 02:45AM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar In this case it was the Irish, as during the dark ages the Irish traded in books, which were being burned throughout Europe. The monastic movement was taking place and veery strong in Ireland at the time, and the monks transcriped all the books. When the Romans were invaded England and met huge resistance with the Welsh. It was said"The Welsh are bad , but you haven't met the Irish yet, so the Romans never ventured here.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 16th Nov 2009 at 03:18AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Rob-bear, and thank you for tending to Tiddles and the Clock.

How does one change for larger text/font? I must master this soon.

Nighty Night Bear.

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Nov 2009 at 01:26AM

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