Wednesday, October 26, 2022
High Street Hug
Our pub on the high street is undergoing some kind of huge renovation. (I say "our" pub, but honestly we only go there a couple of times a year. It's our pub more than any other, though.) I'd heard they were going to move some walls and remodel the deck, as I recall, so I guess that's what's going on.
I took this photo just as that guy walking in front of the pub was about to give his friend a very theatrical hug. At least, I assume she's his friend. She's not running away.
Thanks for all the advice about the mushrooms yesterday. I don't intend to remove them or do anything about them. They don't bother me as long as they're not hurting anything, and as some of you pointed out, fungus is usually a sign of a healthy ecosystem. Olga isn't the least bit interested in them, so I'm not worried about her. If it's Honey Fungus I'd be concerned because it can invade and kill healthy plants and trees, but I have my doubts that's what it is -- and even then knocking over or removing the mushrooms (which are just the fruiting bodies of a much larger organism beneath the soil) does no good. For now I'm leaving them alone.
Yesterday I was buried in sending overdue notices. We do it automatically every week, but when things get really overdue I send personal notes, first to kids and then to parents -- and that's what I was doing yesterday, for kids who still haven't returned their summer reading. (It's almost November, for God's sake.) I was typing all morning!