Having wasted an entire morning trying to unscramble the login problems of my Pay Pal account, my nerves are a bit frayed. Fortunately, though, Lucy seems to have got the message that I really do not need her to march up and down on my keyboard to help. I was beginning to twitch. Eventually, I … Continue reading No Utopia
Bird's foot trefoil A few days ago Lawn Man turned up suddenly and went whizzing around. I was quite pleased he hadn't come the week before as scheduled, because with the extended dry weather, my so-called lawn had mostly curled up and died. I had been wondering if Lawn Man would come anyway offering the … Continue reading Decimation!
Grant came home from the Post Office the other day with a box of cat food I'd ordered and retorted "this is an example of 'Don't-Give-a-Fuck Shipping'". I was inclined to agree and as it was an Amazon purchase, I sent them remarks to that effect, though more polite. I simply said if they couldn't … Continue reading Assessments
If you value your quality of life, don't ever presume to tell a cat what to do. Don't even make suggestions. It will blow up in your face. Or somewhere equally inconvenient. In my on-going quest to provide the best possible living conditions for my dearly beloved cats, I offered them an alternative to The … Continue reading Experiments in litter
The other day I noticed Sikkim standing in front of the porch door, staring intently at, I couldn't guess what. So I went to the little window and saw a baby raccoon on the doormat. We knew they were around and had been waiting for them to appear, so I went to call Grant. By … Continue reading Close encounters of the furred kind
"That was all about anger," said Grant this morning, referring to last night's fireworks which were louder and more numerous by far than any we have previously heard here. I agreed. I had exactly the same thought. They were not "fun fireworks". They were set off in quick succession, a fast series of loud bangs … Continue reading Fireworks!
Rain drops on the kitchen window It always amazes me how different the World can look in a matter of mere moments. Yesterday afternoon, water came down in sheets, but most of the flowers seemed happy: But look what happened to the milkweed: Methinks I shall have to tidy them up. There are plenty more … Continue reading After the storm…
Did I not say, that when rain came, it would be fierce? The storm in these particular photos was tornado-like. When I looked up, there was a big swirl of cloud all around us with a blue bit in the middle. I love to take pictures of storms but when there is lightning, I'm not … Continue reading Stormy weather
A crack of dawn appointment this morning rather disrupted things. We got home in time to feed the crowd, then we grabbed our own lunches and left the kitchen "for later". Quite a bit later, I finally went to have a look at what seemed a bit of a disaster area and I saw poor … Continue reading Little drinkers
Social distancing being observed It looked as though even the birds were observing the rules today, on their chow line. At least they got the message from our Governor, Mr Cuomo, even if him in the White House didn't. It's so embarrassing having him for a president. Fortunately, I have entertainment to distract me... Grant … Continue reading Obeying the rules…or not…