Monday, September 08, 2014


It's very green here in the city of Boulder, and Isaac has wild deer coming into his garden most days. Here's one I saw earlier:

Yesterday morning in bed I was reading an A.A.Milne poem to Lux called Lines and Squares, which goes like this:

Whenever I walk in a London street,
I'm ever so careful to watch my feet;
And I keep in the squares,
And the masses of bears,
Who wait at the corners all ready to eat
The sillies who tread on the lines of the street
Go back to their lairs,
And I say to them, "Bears,
Just look how I'm walking in all the squares!"

And the little bears growl to each other, "He's mine,
As soon as he's silly and steps on a line."
And some of the bigger bears try to pretend
That they came round the corner to look for a friend;
And they try to pretend that nobody cares
Whether you walk on the lines or squares.
But only the sillies believe their talk;
It's ever so 'portant how you walk.
And it's ever so jolly to call out, "Bears,
Just watch me walking in all the squares!"

I quoted it here in full because it's one of my favourites.


said: "That's silly! You don't have bears in a town!"
And I had to agree.

But later we all went for a walk in the neighbourhood and Isaac showed me a beehive 
that's surrounded by an electric fence to keep out the bears.

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