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
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
Keeping up. Or not.
12th May 2023 "The hurrieder I am, the behinder I get." It was a cartoon caption, in a newspaper I think, a long time ago. My aunt saved because she identified with it. I do too. Ridiculous, isn't it, for a retired person to feel this way, but I swear my days are getting shorter. … Continue reading Keeping up. Or not.
6th May 2023 It took a while, but I've found the answer. Jaundice, I'd decided. I must have jaundice to be seeing such a yellow world. No. It's all those dandelions. The world is yellow. . When they turn to seed, the world will be white again. God help anyone who is allergic. There have … Continue reading Why?
4th May 2023 Grant was contemplating the hill behind our house, where he'd cleared away a lot of invasive bushes last Fall: "That would be a good place for wildflowers." The morning being suitably cool, I decided there was no time like the present for a short foray into the garden. Once it gets warm … Continue reading The Foreigner