Last night, when I went to bed, the super moon was the last thing on my mind. It's amazing how quickly a day can turn from one thing to another. We all know this, but it always comes as a shock. In fact, I had already been reminded during the afternoon, when Tim emailed the … Continue reading Penny Panic
Night of 5th April 2020 Am I going crazy, or is no one telling the truth anymore? Last month, I could swear I read that the so-called Worm moon was going to be this year's largest super moon. But this morning Tim was bemoaning the fact that in Brooklyn he expects overcast skies tonight and … Continue reading Who to believe ?
Jardin des fleurs, Nice, France Perhaps because it's Spring, I'm thinking of a trip I did with my father, to France, in the Spring. France is wonderful in the Spring. Maybe it's wonderful any when. When my mum died in the Summer of 1997, my brother and I worried about dad and how he would … Continue reading Springtime in France
Grackle taking flight I've got a poem in my head But I can't find it, so instead Here's a tale I made up That partly concerns our friend Red. Red's a "squirl" with a swishy tail I asked her from where she did hail. "I come from over there", she said, Pointing with a nod … Continue reading Letting the side down?
Boy woodpecker chasing a lady around? Any day now it's going to get warm. Does anyone else feel that it's been an exceptionally long winter? This morning started out quite mild but now it's cold again. I am actually a fan of winter and yet somehow this one seems to have gone on forever. Perhaps … Continue reading A humble Saturday
M was one of my first fosters. We loved him very much and apparently he loved us. Or at least, he loved Grant, and he didn't want to be adopted. So he stayed with us for the rest of his life. One time when Grant was making adjustments in the foster "suite", it got a … Continue reading M’s walkabout
Granted called me to the kitchen window this morning to see something new: Meet Red. We have dozens of squirrels here, including Gimpy, but we have never seen one with a red tail before. Back in Washington we once had a tiny red squirrel that seemed to have hitched a ride down from the mountains. … Continue reading Light on the land