Friday, December 22, 2006

Friday 22 December, 2006

On call, but for today only. W.O. will cover Sat. Sun. Mon..

It's a little colder this morning (28°F.) than it's been for the past week. But, I ran yesterday, so today will be strength training inside in the gym.

Ode I.ii

Strive not (Leuconoe) to know what end
The Gods above to thee or me will send:
Nor with astrologers consult at all,
That thou may'st better know what can befall.
Whether, thou liv'st more winters, or thy last
Be this, which Tyrrhen waves 'gainst rocks do cast;
Be wise, drink free, and in so short a space,
Do not protracted hopes of life embrace.
Whilest we are talking, envious time doth slide:
This day's thine own, the next may be deny'd



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmm ... sounds like winter's kicking in there - just wish summer was here!
Somehow Homer and winter go together - well done - like the winter tree too.

7:10 AM  
Blogger twitches said...

Great pics and a great poem. Thanks for sharing!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

How great that your off for the holidays Rel! I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday filled with cheer and love! Enjoy your time off!!!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

The tree picture is beautiful. Enjoyed the ode by Horace too - how true his words are. I studied his Satires as one of the set books when I did my classical studies coursea few years ago. Just don't ask me to quote from memory:)

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Have a safe and peaceful weekend and holiday Rel. Thank you for the support and understanding.

Brian and Dewy

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That last tree photo is amazing. And here, here! to the senitment of the Ode from Homer.

Have a great holiday off.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rel

Like you, I'm off on holiday too, until Jan 16. The weather is hot and muggy, a storm is promised for Christmas Day - that's almost tradition!

I have done all my shopping, wrapping and am now just sitting back and waiting for the day. No, I lie, I have yet to cook two enormous chooks the size of small turkeys for lunch. I'll do that tomorrow then slice them onto platters, cover with cling wrap and bung in the fridge ready for lunch the next day. My daughter has bought 3 kg of prawns - ooooh yummy!

It's all very exciting and it's Cooper's first Christmas. He's 6 1/2 months now and will love getting into the discarded wrapping.

Thank you for the Ode from Home, very apt for this time of the year. I love the silhouette of the naked tree - very dramatic.

Have a wonderful Christmas Rel and I look forward to reading your blog next year.



1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops - the Ode from Home?? Forgot a very important r.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Horace reminder! Lovely post. Have been absent from reading and commenting due to London, then food poisoning, so just catching up.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas buddy. I hope you have a great day!

6:22 PM  

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