June 26th, 2005

lewis furey

Featuring rather a lot of dead animals


At last we had a thundery shower this early morning, and the weather today was a lot cooler, with some wind.

I went for a walk in the park and it smelled lovely and fresh. However, the dampness had brought out a large number of slugs, and I had to be careful not to step on any. There were already many casualties lying about. Also a little mole, right in the middle of the path. Aww.

I was so busy watching out for slugs that I did not notice an overhanging branch, and when my head brushed the leaves I got a cold shower in my neck, hehe.

On the way back I saw a pigeon that had obviously been ripped apart. Bloodied remnants lay everywhere. (It was the puma! I'm sure of it!*)

I had stayed at my mum's overnight and when I went back home on the tram I saw a dead crow on the motorway. Another crow was sitting on the side of the road. Whether it kept watch over its mate or just waited for traffic to pass so it could take a nibble, I do not know.

When I came home, the temperature inside had dropped to 25°C. Hurrah! I had religiously kept the light-proof curtains closed each day until around 14:30, when the sun had left my windows, and even so the temperature had gradually managed to climb to 27°C. This morning I almost had a panic attack when I realized I had forgotten to close the curtains before leaving yesterday afternoon. I dreaded to think what my room would feel like when the sun could shine in freely. But fortunately the sky was overcast and remained that way for most of the day.

I kept my window and front door open for a while, thereby creating a draught which made the temperature drop to 24°C. It's funny, when it had climbed to 24°C I thought it was too warm, but now it's back down there it feels rather nice and cool. :)



In other news, I sort of watched the 8th episode of Carnivàle tonight and I still can't say I care for it much.



*Note to readers abroad: there is a puma at large on the Veluwe (a nature reserve in the east of the Netherlands). Despite numerous sightings, search teams have not been able to catch it yet. Photos that were taken have been dismissed as being photoshopped. Today I read that the puma has been spotted as early as 5 years ago. This creature is quickly turning into our very own Loch Ness Monster.