22nd January, 2022 You know it must be cold when ice has formed in the heated water bowl. We keep two of these bowls for wildlife. As well as the two that I bash ice out of every morning lately. Sometimes, Grant gets there first and I tell him he's depriving me of an outlet … Continue reading Where to next?
21st January, 2022 A stretch of water for the geese! What was it I said? "A brief afternoon excursion"? The fact that we would be headed somewhere south of Albany ought to have put me off, but the idea of spending an afternoon feeding laundry into Hal didn't have much appeal. Skirting Albany was too … Continue reading Oh Hal!
18th January 2022 Grant has proposed a short afternoon drive and as it's a lovely day and I am in an unlovely mood, maybe it would be a good thing to get out for a bit... NUTS! As I was on my way out to the feeders, I stopped inside the front door so as … Continue reading NUTS!
Yesterday for a few moments, the sky took on the appearance of ripples in a stream. Which reminded me of what seems to be a rare condition, which had occurred the day before. According to my weather app, it had been: "A fine day for fishing." That day, it would have to have been ice … Continue reading It’s all in the eye…
Domestic Snow Leopard A slightly balmier temperature this morning encouraged the walkers to make a short sortie: Grant was off on a shopping expedition that held no interest for me so I declined the offer of escort duties. After all I had an outing yesterday and I wouldn't want to overdo things! There was no … Continue reading Surprise?
0704/18th January, 2022 There is was again, that band of colour around the horizon. Pink, this morning. I noticed that distant clouds were brightly rimmed and knew I must keep an eye on developments. Though we would be leaving soon and I had my morning duties to attend. Birds and squirrels are extra hungry, these … Continue reading Early show
30th December 2021 Today's photograph was chosen by Toby. He was poking my hand to persuade me to give him a treat from my drawer and when I looked up, somehow the above photo was on the screen. On the left, an osprey nest on a power pole. This was one of those very grey … Continue reading Keeping warm
1135/15th January 2022 Feeling less than inspired, I lifted my head to gaze out down the driveway and noted a contrail in much the same place I saw one yesterday. I had the idle thought that perhaps it was a scheduled flight that would always pass overhead at this time. Assuming it was on schedule, … Continue reading Aviators
1650/14th January 2022 As the Sun sank into the West, our Eastern horizon turned pale orange. It was not cloud but presumably a reflection or a diffusion of light through the very cold atmosphere. Something I had never seen before. There are no end of surprises if you look for them. Ice on the kitchen … Continue reading Climate control
0715/12th January 2022 In contrast to January 12th, this morning dawned flat grey, like a prison wall. As it turns out, prison walls are now PINK. At least some are. It's supposed to be soothing. If I had to live with either of these shades I would be permanently bilious. Why didn't I just say … Continue reading Getting grounded