31st July, 2021 For a change of scene, we went for a short drive yesterday afternoon, taking a rural route through the countryside and over the Vermont border, into Bennington. There's never a bad time to take a drive here, barring blizzards and rainstorms, of course. When we returned from Malta (the one in NY) … Continue reading Afternoon ride
0643/31st July 2021 The sun was already up when I first rolled off the bed this morning. But it was still too early and the cats indulged me for another 40 minutes. Then I went out to get pictures of the clouds and to check on "my" caterpillars. It's become very confusing, keeping track of … Continue reading Bugs!
30th July, 202` Every day I find myself more impressed and intrigued by Nature's designs. After an all-night downpour, the sun burned through. A solitary bud on the rose of Sharon that didn't disappear into some creature's tummy:( Next to the rose of Sharon, a little gap in the woods is full of lovely wildflowers … Continue reading Queen Anne
July 2021 Another appointment. No time for a proper post, so here's a silly story from this morning: Grant is seemingly addicted to curry and has learned to make it with some success I gather, though I cannot sample it myself being vegetarian and intolerant of spices. (My gut, that is) Like many men (I … Continue reading “Universal” messages?
25th July 2021 Forgoing lunch yesterday having not posted for two days, I persevered with what I was writing, deleted half of it and cobbled together a post about Willow. After all, she's "my child". I can always find something to say about her. And she is photogenic. So there it was, after a long … Continue reading No Crusade
1736/22nd July 2021 Rose of Sharon bloomed again today, so I dragged myself up there to get these shots. I still haven't found a bug identifier. Is this a fruit fly? It's a fly. It agreed to be photographed. More like the camera agreed to take its picture. Some days I struggle to convince that … Continue reading Not ER
For once a dove got first dibs on breakfast and she was not about to share, flapping her wings at the squirrel She did allow a sparrow to share. "What's poor squirrel to do, missus?" "Carrots aren't my thing." Don't worry. He won't starve. And neither will they! Everyone knows I feed the birds and … Continue reading Can’t we just share?
0730/20th July 2021 0647/21st July 2021 Morning smoke 0650/12th June 2021 Morning mist This morning's view, as compared to our normal view. The distant hill almost obscured. The weather this summer has been extremely stormy, to say the least. Anyone who reads my blog knows that I constantly watch the sky. The past few days … Continue reading Smoke
A different title came to mind, but "Adventures in catting" means something different entirely and not at all appropriate! This is Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell doesn't much like me, but at least she has stopped hating me. She used to draw blood if I attempted to touch her. Now she just bites gently and smacks me with … Continue reading Adventures in cat ownership