Overheard, after we saw a snake in the compost box: I’ve already seen the number one animal in my book of fascinating creatures.
Observed by Grandad John: This is probably the first time the term “alluvial fan” has been used for a sand construction at this lake. (I’m making the Nile, the 5 year old announced.)
3 year old’s assessment of spot prawns dipped in garlic butter: I like them, and I don’t like them.
1st book brought to me in my bed in the morning, to be read before breakfast of pancakes and sausages under the vines: When I Was Young in the Mountains.
5 thoughts on ““the number one animal in my book of fascinating creatures.””
As a Professor of Geography, I must commend you for having the geographic term “alluvial fan” on your blog. I cannot recall any other blog over many years using this term. I look forward to further geographic terminology in your blog in future.
My son was explaining the term to his son, John, and it was repeated by the child later, much to my surprise!
I have that one. My children loved it.
It goes on being as beautiful and wise as I remember. I had to explain why the grandmother cried at her grandson’s baptism but that was an interesting moment…!