0700/17th May 2022 One eye opened and "brain" suggested: "Daylight!" "Can't be. What time is it?" "Look at the clock!" "03:45. Got to be joking. It gets light so early?" Both eyes now open, I struggled to peep under a blind and was rather pleased not to see a stunning dawn. "Since you're awake, go … Continue reading I see..
The world has gone bushy and in-your-face green. It is nice to see such a burst of enthusiasm from the trees but with so many power lines, it won't be long before the power company comes to hack bits off. There seems not to be a lot of respect for trees here which is sad. … Continue reading About that cat…
0744/16th May 2022 It's shaping up to be one of those days. Nothing wants to work. In particular my photo editor and WordPress, which stretches my great reserve of patience. Yesterday after days of funk, I rallied, taking on some *unauthorized plants, which was not a lot of work but won me another insect bite … Continue reading New cat?
15th May 2022 A few short weeks ago, I was taking photographs of snow and ice on these plants. As white as the world was, now it is green. Even as a child, summer did not suit me. Although it meant school holidays, summer always brought on severe asthma attacks. My brother and I would … Continue reading Phobias
1553/12th May 2022 While it is hard for me to find the enthusiasm for summer that I have for other times of year, there are certainly many moments of enjoyment to be found. And it doesn't need to be anything at all grand. Gazing out a window yesterday afternoon, I noticed the clouds. Summer afternoon … Continue reading Afternoon delight
11th May 2022 Being late is plain rude. And disorganized. Even now, I am seldom disorganized. While it is perhaps possible I may have been a trifle rude, on occasion, it would only have been mildly so and only under duress. Though there was that time, in Kolkata airport…it may have been a little extreme. … Continue reading Explosions
8th May 2022 How many contrails have I seen and photographed, yet never before had I noticed that they cast a shadow, or at least so it appears. Things are not always as they appear, of course. Willow loves to sit in the door to catch the sun and to watch the world go by, … Continue reading Illusions
It feels like a release, all nature’s stress and tension getting washed away…New poem, “Nightfall“ — Jacqlyn Thorne
9th May 2022 In the course of life most people take a turn on an emotional round-a-bout at one time or another, or more. At times I have found myself quite giddy and those occasions were the ones that involved animals. Why it is that I can become detached and objective in a human situation … Continue reading Emotional round-a-bout
1815/7th May 2022 There I was, washing dishes and gazing out the kitchen window. It tends to happen at much the same time every evening. Guess who has figured out how to extort one more carrot. "Grass." she said, mournfully. "It's all there is!" Well, what is one to do? As is plain to see, … Continue reading Evening entertainment