5th December 2022 The Arlington Inn. There are lots of nice places to stay in Vermont. Vermont is a nice state. Scenically beautiful of course, but there's more to it that that. Grant and I agree that Vermont just feels nice. It's extraordinary really, hard to explain. Even decades ago, when I first came up … Continue reading Coming home
5th December 2022 "Did you say you wanted to go to Walgreen's?" "Um...maybe..." Actually, I had gone off the idea, but I thought if we went in that direction, we could return via .... ...the pussycats. Yesterday being one of those brilliant days, all the more lovely in that it was book-ended by grey wet … Continue reading In search of chocolate
Breakfast time, on any given day This is an approximation of what your living room floor might look like, should you venture into multi-cat accommodation. This morning we were discussing how we would manage if anyone should be mad enough to come for an overnight visit. Unless you are acclimatized to a particular sort of … Continue reading Cat’s in the bag
1417/3rd December 2022 Maybe it's worth having a few stormy days to remind us to appreciate fine weather. The morning walkers yesterday displayed a rare lack of enthusiasm. "We going to just sit here for a moment" Lily shook her head as Toby took a deep breath and sauntered out. "Sissies!" He cried. Lily didn't … Continue reading Questions
2nd December 2022 It was a bit of a wild goose chase, yesterday. Well not geese, in fact. Those are not hard to find especially along the Hudson River. Grant announced that he needed dye. Dark green dye. Which is how I came to forget my decades-old vow: "Never enter a retail store between Thanksgiving … Continue reading What am I doing here?
0708/2nd December 2022 A dark bank of cloud off to the Southeast looked a little ominous. But as it drifted rapidly east, it caught rays of the rising Sun. It pushed its way into the clear morning sky. As I washed dishes, I kept my camera near by... ...waiting to see what would develop... ...before … Continue reading Highjacked
0808/1st December 2022 When something good happens, I hold my breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop. It's my pessimistic nature, I suppose. Early on, I discovered that I didn't much like being disappointed. The most efficient way to avoid disappointment, I decided, was to lower ones expectations. If you expect nothing, you can … Continue reading Rave!
0820/30th November 2022 This could well be that direst of days I mentioned, in which there is not a glimmer of sunlight. In lieu of ice crystals this morning, a solid flan-shaped block though it slid easily out of the tray, no bashing required! This is how my sculpture begins, but the weather is not … Continue reading That day…
1535/28th November 2022 Yesterday came good just in time for the going down of the sun. Always a favourite time of day for me. Winter days may be short but light is so perfect this time of year. Even, for a brief moment, after sunset, when it turns deep blue. Having misread my weather app, … Continue reading Bad idea?
0720/28th November 2022 No need to rush out of bed this morning. No ice to be smashed. The seed trays were awash after all-night rain. Clearly the front has not yet passed. I do like an angry sky. Today it seemed in a temper. This mood brings to mind the sound of Beethoven. Mahler, perhaps. … Continue reading Blue