Kitty 2 by Kitty.
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Son No.1 has spent the past couple of week on holiday in Thailand with partner A and daughters K and R. All the gals have April birthdays, but K is the only one who had to celebrate it in advance as she has to wait until the 30th when she’ll be 11.
In a world of selfies, this is the most distinctive that I’ve seen.
Kitty is hidden, but her artistic vision already shines through.
(It seems to be hereditary…)
Guardian photographer Chris Thomond volunteered to spend a year photographing a tree.
And why not? After all, Claude Monet spent a year (1892/3) painting the façade of the Rouen Cathedral at different times of the day and year.
Two March views.
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
– William Blake
Oak tree and child on her way to school in September.
Click here for Chris Thomond’s photo essay.
In other arboreal news, a 1000 year old giant sequoia tree in California toppled in a storm this week .
Pioneer Cabin Tree R.I.P.
Be careful what you wish for this new year.
Here in Indonesia, The government has added an extra public holiday because next year the following fall on a Sunday: Jan.2 (New Year) and June 27 (Idul Fitri/Lebaran).
But not this year’s Christmas Day.
Cartoon by First Dog on the Moon
In all my years of playing various sports, and watching them in parks and stadia and on TV, I don’t think anything compares to my delight in Andy Murray’s achievement of finally becoming the world’s best male tennis player.
As Kevin Mitchell says, “It is a towering achievement that the world No1 is essentially no different to the tennis player the game first became aware of over a decade ago.”
Murray beats the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-2 to win the boys’ title at the 2004 US Open.
I scheduled this post before a certain racist misogynist trumped almost everything else in the news this past week. Like millions throughout the world, I’ll continue the good fight against all exploiters of the wong cilik because I know of no other way. And that is exemplified through the discipline and character demonstrated down the years by Andy Murray, I only occasionally wish that my causes were similarly rewarding in a financial sense!