0950/5th June 2023 Last week because of wildfire smoke our Air Quality Index was in the high 40's. Riding along, happily snapping pictures yesterday, I glanced at my phone and reported that our AQI had dropped to 15 which was brilliant. . The sky was moody, but the air clean. . We arrived home at … Continue reading Ominous
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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
0834/2nd June 2023 Poor air quality is not something we normally worry about here but an alert was issued on Wednsday and today the air looks decidedly smokey. Presumably this is from wildfires. They have seem to have become the norm which I find quite disturbing. So many of these fires are caused by humans, … Continue reading Telling tails?
0638/16th May 2023 Dawn seemed a shade ominous this morning. The Sun seemed to scowl. This, as I mentioned recently, is my interpretation of a Red Sun. . It turned into no more than a hazy day. And cool, which was a good thing, considering it was the day of the 5 vet appointments. We … Continue reading Country lanes
1815/6th May 2023 Every time I see it happen, it's as if it's the first time. I've been enjoying the early evening light here for nearly 5 years. But I still rush outside for these brief moments when floodlights bathe our trees... ..after first checking that I won't be disturbing someone's dinner... . Last summer … Continue reading Substitutes
1615/4th May 2023 As the trees have filled out, I've been watching the hills opposite and I noticed a white streak that I am sure was not there before. Trees that are late to leaf? Dead trees wouldn't be neatly lined up. Looking with the zoom lens, I decided these are trees with white flowers … Continue reading Equal time