A drawing I did long ago of Palemale, the Central Park Red Tail hawk A sudden thud suggested that a bird had hit a window. Jumping up, I hurried to look out, hoping not to find a poor creature in distress. I was astonished to find myself staring into the sharply focused, very much alive … Continue reading The Dove and the Hawk
While my aunt and uncle sped off to England I had mixed feelings about the three weeks I would be in charge of things at home. Taking care of the crazy dogs was not a problem. There was an enclosed yard so they just went out to tear around and that was sufficient exercise. Keeping … Continue reading Crop circles?
If you lived on Long Island in the late 60's, the words "lay-off" were all too familiar. It was a major location for the "defense industry". After Vietnam and the Cold War, there were major cutbacks to the budget and many people lost their employment. So we lived in fear of when the axe would … Continue reading Lay-Offs
Having apparently graduated from High School, I found myself accepted by Adelphi University where I was a "new" girl, a freshman, "frosh" with no status at all, - once again. It was like being constantly told , having arrived at the front of the queue to return to the back and start all over. I … Continue reading New again
It's getting late and I can't think this late in the day, so I'm going to cheat and just post some recent pics. The above was just a couple of nights ago, and yes, the colours really were that way. My dad wouldn't approve of the kind of pictures I take, but I just snap … Continue reading Colourful Cambridge
After yesterday's post, I thought of the words I wrote under Panther's picture, about how my grief for him was worse than any pain I ever felt. The words are absolutely true and I hope never to feel a worse emotional pain but, while I know there are people who understand it, I imagine it … Continue reading Letting grief go
Penny gazing at her hero, Grant We awaited with some anxiety, our appointment this morning at the vet. This time it was Penny in trouble again. She has had issues in the past with UTI, urinary tract infections. This time, though, there was no sign of infection, which was actually not good news. Infection you … Continue reading Visits to the Vet