chicken and dragon
invite oviparous friends
to just lay around
I had a bit of fun with the photo word ‘layer’ as it’s an accurate description of our chickens– they’re all very good egg layers. And when they’re not laying eggs they like just laying around, particularly in the holes that they scratch for themselves.
I had this post nearly ready to go last week but then my son became ill. He is fine now; not his appendix. Another thing to be grateful for, this one more meaningful than the bit of trivia I shared above.
One of the disadvantages to living on an island is that a trip to the mainland hospital isn’t uncommon if there’s any uncertainty as to what’s ailing one. The flip side to that coin is that we have constant access to competent and caring medical professionals here.
More often than not, when we find ourselves in the hospital we arrive back home knowing only that the cause of discomfort or condition is not life threatening or serious. This, after a night or two in the hospital because, after all, if there’s a chance it could be life threatening or serious, they can’t be sending us back to the island. Always relieved to be sent home eventually, but puzzled that no definitive diagnosis is made. Maybe this is par for the course with children? Anyhoo, happy to toss my overdue haiku/photo into the mix.