All posts by Lynette d'Arty-Cross

Dear Deer

This little deer stopped by our place for a snack.

Does this one taste good?

She looked a little skinny and bedraggled and her face seemed a bit injured. I wondered if she had escaped our huge, nearby fire.

Maybe I’ll try this one.

She didn’t seem upset or perturbed, though.

No, I like the first one better.

There has been an uptick in the number of deer and other animals (apparently, bears as well) we are seeing in the city, probably because of the fires. They are finding refuge wherever they can, but it’s terrible to realise there are many animals who haven’t escaped or are badly injured.

I’ve been thinking about them a lot.

Signs

Sign, sign
Everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery
Breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that
Can’t you read the sign?

~ Five Man Electrical Band

We certainly love our signs. They tell us how to think, act and talk and what to do or not do. Some are good, some aren’t. I’ve sometimes thought that we really shouldn’t need so many signs.

This serious sign collection is definitely blocking out the scenery, but with our terribly dry conditions and a major out-of-control fire just 10 km away, do we need the reminder about not starting fires or smoking? People will do what they are determined to do, I guess, but at least the city can feel that it has done its best to warn people.

The original song from Five Man Electrical Band can be found here: https://youtu.be/c9lh7lqZojc