0708/27th January 2023 Of all domestic chores, which do you most dislike? Vacuuming. Can't stand it. The noise. Having to move furniture and having to lug the contraption around. Cleaning it. Persuading it to work! But it's not something my spine allows anymore, so I don't try. I have a Dyson hand-vacuum for small jobs … Continue reading Domestic chores
25th January 2023 Two minutes down the road from the clinic yesterday, I had actually remembered to turn my phone ringer back on and it promptly advised of an inbound call. It was the clinic. What had I neglected to do? It was one of the nurses, calling to check up on my procedure, which … Continue reading Becoming human
0711/25th January 2023 Awake long before I needed to be, I turned off the alarm on my iPhone in approximately 6 ways, but it was delighted to inform me at 6 am that no, I hadn't done it properly. How is it that what you can set in motion with one simple step, requires so … Continue reading In search of birthday cake
1620/23rd January 2023 By 4 pm the snow had finally stopped and little bits of colour began to show through the vast whiteness of our landscape. When it snows, there is never a shortage of images. Here's a question: Does it make a difference to your perception, which way the bird is facing in the … Continue reading Good things
23rd January 2023 "There should be snow!" I said And there was. Rather a lot. As always, the Snowbirds arrived. (right) A bit of a tight squeeze in the hedge. When I went out at my usual hour, I had to dig around for the seed bowls. It was still snowing, so I put them … Continue reading Snow bringer?
On the way to Bennington to purchase a new microwave, we crossed over several sets of railroad tracks, so I took the obligatory shots. Some people drove by and I half expected them to ask what I was doing, which happened to me occasionally in foreign countries. It is sort of strange to have that … Continue reading What’s in the breadbox?
0800/20th January 2023 "Could we have some extra nuts?" "On such a cold day?" "Please?' We were watching the Crows when suddenly a reddish streak shot by. One of the curious red-tailed squirrels we rarely see. Peanuts were in great demand. Has Winter finally arrived? "I believe you ordered this weather, missus!" "Satisfied?" Some others … Continue reading Long-beak
1045/17th January 2023 How could we so callously go out, fifteen minutes before cat lunch? "Fine, fine. I'll just keep adding the demerits." They were all tucked up and snoozing. It never hurts to keep them waiting for their snacks. They are always more appreciative when they are hungry. Otherwise, it's "Ew. I don't like … Continue reading Breaker
1545/18th January 2023 After successfully retrieving my blog from cyberspace yesterday, I stopped staring balefully at my screen and looked out the window. A deep blue band along the hilltop deserved inspection, so out I went. It was 3:45 when I took these shots. "Interesting!" I thought, coming back in for more bird food. Two … Continue reading “Phoney” pics
18th January 2023 "Hello old woman. I see you've been left alone in your motor vehicle, like me." "So I'm going to sing for you." "Let me just get in tune." "Woe. Woe, Woe." "Woe. Woe." "It's called the 'Woe song', see." "Woe is me. Woe is me." "I've been left alone. Woe is me." … Continue reading “Woe,woe!”