1417/3rd December 2022 Maybe it's worth having a few stormy days to remind us to appreciate fine weather. The morning walkers yesterday displayed a rare lack of enthusiasm. "We going to just sit here for a moment" Lily shook her head as Toby took a deep breath and sauntered out. "Sissies!" He cried. Lily didn't … Continue reading Questions
2nd December 2022 It was a bit of a wild goose chase, yesterday. Well not geese, in fact. Those are not hard to find especially along the Hudson River. Grant announced that he needed dye. Dark green dye. Which is how I came to forget my decades-old vow: "Never enter a retail store between Thanksgiving … Continue reading What am I doing here?
0708/2nd December 2022 A dark bank of cloud off to the Southeast looked a little ominous. But as it drifted rapidly east, it caught rays of the rising Sun. It pushed its way into the clear morning sky. As I washed dishes, I kept my camera near by... ...waiting to see what would develop... ...before … Continue reading Highjacked
0808/1st December 2022 When something good happens, I hold my breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop. It's my pessimistic nature, I suppose. Early on, I discovered that I didn't much like being disappointed. The most efficient way to avoid disappointment, I decided, was to lower ones expectations. If you expect nothing, you can … Continue reading Rave!
0820/30th November 2022 This could well be that direst of days I mentioned, in which there is not a glimmer of sunlight. In lieu of ice crystals this morning, a solid flan-shaped block though it slid easily out of the tray, no bashing required! This is how my sculpture begins, but the weather is not … Continue reading That day…
1535/28th November 2022 Yesterday came good just in time for the going down of the sun. Always a favourite time of day for me. Winter days may be short but light is so perfect this time of year. Even, for a brief moment, after sunset, when it turns deep blue. Having misread my weather app, … Continue reading Bad idea?
0720/28th November 2022 No need to rush out of bed this morning. No ice to be smashed. The seed trays were awash after all-night rain. Clearly the front has not yet passed. I do like an angry sky. Today it seemed in a temper. This mood brings to mind the sound of Beethoven. Mahler, perhaps. … Continue reading Blue
0650/27th November 2022 Waking to find your room bathed in pink necessitates rushing outside, camera in hand. Though I did pause to pull a jacket on over my nightshirt. The cats watched in astonishment. "We didn't know she could move that fast!" Ah well, I still can when it suits me. While the eastern horizon … Continue reading Staying clear
0700/23rd November 2022 Feeling more than a little unsettled, on Wednesday, I was in need of distraction. Earlier, I had noticed something down in the field below the house. Something skeleton-like. Probably the skeletal remains of a deer we found weeks ago. It had provided a good feed to passing wild animals and periodically bits … Continue reading Loving trees
Champlain Lock, Hudson River 24th November 2022 After 4 years, we still find delightful places nearby. "What were we doing all this time?" we ask. A very good question! Getting set up in a new home takes time, but certainly not that much. This will be our 5th Winter here! Not possible! Yesterday was brilliant, … Continue reading A special place