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    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.

             

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Bounce Lake 2 (Updated)

Kiowa sent me  a disc of  his own pictures so that I have been able to fill in some gaps in the narrative and start drafting the last in the series of posts of our Bounce Lake trip.

Recovering wilderness. The greater part of the wilderness we are flying over was logged out over the last six or seven years but is now recovering. Vast areas still, are bare ground or serried rows of seedlings.

Wilderness

Wilderness

 

Nearly there!

Nearly there!

 

Our 'Home from Home'

Our 'Home from Home'

Our home from home for the trip

Settling in

 

The ceiling needs a little more work . . . . .

The ceiling needs a little more work, but the curtains are charming . . . . .

but we soon made it 'homey' with a few touches of our own

and we soon made it 'homey' with a few touches of our own

 . . . but first we had to prepare for the cold. Temperatures dropped to the 40's overnight. Kiowa tried his best with the poor material left by the previous occupants . . .

. . but first we had to prepare for the cold. Temperatures dropped to the 40's overnight. Kiowa tried his best with the poor material left by the previous occupants . . .

 . . . but a chain saw was needed.

. . . but a chain saw was needed.

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This is better material

This is better material

   . . . . better still

. . . . better still

Stalking

Stalking

As soon as they heard of our arrival , our neighbours came to vist. The family of four lived in our cieling and pattered around the walls most of the day and night

As soon as they heard of our arrival, our neighbours came to visit. The family of four lived in our ceiling and pattered around the walls most of the day and night

 

Billy leaves us to our own devices- Perchance to fish or paint

Billy leaves us to our own devices- Perchance to fish or paint

Bedtime . . . .

Bedtime . . . .

 . . . . after the Horlicks

. . . . after the Horlicks

Lights out!

Lights out!

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