1215/2nd June 2023 "Alright, ruffians! Time to rise!" Bird seed, carrots, peanuts. Out the door, round the garden. All quiet. Back indoors, no sign of life, let's see what's happening online... It's 6 am. Damn. . Even Randy was still dozy. Could have slept for another hour! Well, I could have tried. . Getting up … Continue reading Fireworks
Category: Life Events
Kep, Cambodia Feeling uninspired, I told myself to pick a random photograph to write about. Which led to some weeding out. Why on earth do I keep all these? I asked myself, over and over. This one brought me to a stop. The first time I saw this image, it was like seeing a ghost. … Continue reading Before
Conversations with self
25th May 2023 This morning I may have ground my teeth down to nubs. It's a really bad habit, grinding your teeth but I am not even conscious of it until sometimes the jaw shouts: "OY! Stop it!" . It was so bad once, I could barely open my mouth to speak, and eating was … Continue reading Conversations with self
A second blog?
24th May 2023 Yesterday morning, I was summoned to the far end of the upper field, to view the lush results of planting deer grass. Whether this was the intended end product, I've no idea since I did not read the packet. . But the flowers are quite lovely. And bees love clover. . Now … Continue reading A second blog?
0630/24th May If forty years of psychotherapy did one thing for me, it taught me how to recognise "triggers" By identifying the source of an emotion, you can understand it, deal with it and move on, instead of allowing it to fester. . If I could zero in on my WP problems maybe I could … Continue reading Dominoes
Hudson River, Stillwater, NY 8th May 2023 With political problems becoming ever more complicated in 1962, after six years in South East Asia, my parents sent me to boarding school back in England. How they selected a school run by Catholic nuns, I'm not sure but that is where I spent the next two years. … Continue reading School days
18th May 2023 In April there was a heat wave. In May, we got frost. You won't hear me complain. . Frosted dandelions . This is not unusual for us. The lilac had already bloomed and was unaffected. . It's been a busy week, with several road trips. One day we came upon Guineafowl... . … Continue reading Safe places
14th May 2023 Every year something different catches my attention. Not that it wasn't there before. Previously it just did not get my focus. . During my early childhood days in England, a lawn was something people were very proud of. It had to be mowed to a particular length and those lines had better … Continue reading Mowns?
Mandalay, November 1983 Today my thoughts are very far away. Once again Bangladesh and Myanmar are being impacted by a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. Without the problem of weather, the refugee situation in Bangladesh is a human tragedy. Where do the residents of a tent city go to seek safety from a dangerous … Continue reading Cyclones
What you ask for
1542/12th May 2023 "Clouds?" "You wanted clouds?" They do say you get what you ask for. . While I don't seriously believe that a person can whisk up the weather conditions they desire, I have reevaluated my thoughts about getting what you ask for. . . Late in the afternoon I refresh the water bowls … Continue reading What you ask for