Yes, change is in the air today as was foretold. After that lovely sun all day yesterday, today is cloudy and also considerably cooler. Also, after feeling on top of the world healthy yesterday I am not feeling so good today. Priscilla and I decided to walk down to pay L for the fruit and fruit juice she got for me in the week - not far and also part of our usual walk. By the time we got to her house and put the cheque through her letter box I was not feeling brilliant but persevered and carried on. By the time I got home I was feeling distinctly under the weather and of course it was only then that I realised it was most likely to be a reaction to my Covid booster jab the day before yesterday. I came in, had a bit of lunch and a coffee and then put my feet up and had an hour's sleep. I woke up feeling more or less back to normal.
But how different it feels without the sun. Luckily the weather for tomorrow is set to be cooler but sunny - the good old sun makes a difference doesn't it?
That is the extent of my day today and as Sue from Suffolk says in her answer to me yesterday - we have got Strictly to look forward to tonight. It does pass the evening so quickly and the standard of dancing is so good this year..
Two lovely animal stories have caught my imagination today. One is Thelma's (North Stoke on my side bar) post yesterday of an elephant listening to Grieg played on a piano. It is sheer delight to look at - do go over to her post and look at the short clip.
The other is a sad but beautiful story of the Gorilla rescued from her dead mother when she was only a few weeks old and her mother had been shot dead by poachers. She was born into the Kabarizi family of Mountain Gorillas and was hand-fed with a spoon and nursed through pleumonia and not expected to live. But against all the odds she did and was virtually reared by Andre Bauma one of the rangers at the National Park - a Unesco Heritage Park in Africa. Over the last fourteen years ranger and Gorilla have been inseparable. She has never been strong and now, at only fourteen (natural life span 40-) she has died in Bauma's arms. He says he 'loved her like his own child' and the last photograph of them is very moving. The photograph and the story is in today's Times.
I'll be back tomorrow. Have a pleasant evening.