0826/24th March 2023 The day commenced every bit as blah as yesterday. A single White-crowned sparrow came to cheer me. It probably had not yet spotted His Nibbs lurking. This was just a transitory visit, after all. Nibbs is not on its radar. . Nibbs however was hardly a threat. The indoor gang were getting … Continue reading Silhouettes
19th March 2022 Curses! My cunning plan failed ! And the day is so blah, I've had to fall back on last year's photographs to illustrate today's post. What cunning plan? At a low ebb, as I recently was, rudely awakened at 3 am by two furry beasts, I decided enough was enough! This could … Continue reading Dictators
20th March 2023 Last snow of Winter? No guarantees! . Good news about "our" pretty tree: It isn't ours, but we admire it and I constantly fail to get a good photograph as we sail past. It quickly shed the recent ice that bent its branches so cruelly. . Its leaves dry out in the … Continue reading Spirit
Lighting the fuse
0815/21st March 2023 Since the turn of the year, anxiety has begun to creep in around the edges. Lots of little things contribute that are of no importance what so ever. The new tax year. Big deal. That's what I pay an accountant for. A few friends still exchange birthday cards with me and it … Continue reading Lighting the fuse
0828/19th March 2023 The in and out Sun lit different bits of my view this morning. A slightly colder day, mostly bright but with the occasional snow squall. Spring however, is certainly more than just the date on our calendar. Our ragged bushes have buds and in the garden today five Robins, the fat American … Continue reading Top Cat
To a lost crown
1730/17th March 2023 Gentle breezes yesterday afternoon scattered a rising ground mist. Recent snow is disappearing rapidly, but it takes some time to disperse the amount we received. . "Wild and free," "We sing with glee" "Singing, singing to our tree!" "We do so appreciate thee!" "You still have your fresh green gown," "Even though … Continue reading To a lost crown
What makes you most anxious? Anger, violence, crowds, people.
Ides of March
0736/16th March 2023 1738/16th March 2023 . . Here you have twelve hours in a nutshell! There is something special about Winter's sky. But I have to take you back to where we had just left the dentist on Wednesday. In the short hour that my appointment took, the scene had already begun to change. … Continue reading Ides of March
0705/16th March 2023 The rising Sun today chased the Moon from the sky. Yesterday's dawn was quite different, the land appearing subdued, shocked even by the assault of such a prolonged and damaging storm. But temperatures rose rapidly and the landscape changed, minute to minute so it was like being part of a fast-forward film. … Continue reading Snow balls?
1005/14th March 2023 When the man promises to get an item in the mail, he'll brave a blizzard to make it happen! The kettle had just come to a boil yesterday morning when the lights went off, back on, back off... and remained off for 9 hours. Given what was outside, we were not surprised. … Continue reading Snow day