1300/22nd September 2022 Photograph on left is much better without heavy power lines! Thank you for the tip about cleanup.pictures, Pete! I know this was passed on from another blogger...much appreciated. As it turned out, our drive to Albany on Thursday was quite pleasant. I was overlooking the 5-minute rule about weather in these parts. … Continue reading Frank
1848/22nd September 2022 Good memories and bad , in my experience anyway, are often intertwined. It had never occurred to me until this morning. We have one of those fine Fall days of scattered cloud and warm sunny intervals with just the hint of a chill in the blustery wind. A perfect day to attend … Continue reading Home?
1140/21st September 2022 Yesterday's cloudy start soon gave way to fair weather, but during the night it collapsed and today has little chance of reprieve. Heavy rain was something we didn't especially need for our journey to Albany this afternoon. Albany is the capital of New York, and it's as close to "the big city" … Continue reading Off to Albany
1205/20th September 2022 All the shuttling back and forth to the pain clinic could become tedious were it not for the ever changing scenery and the always different sky. Recent rain has transformed our terrain and I think we could compete now with the Emerald Isle! Overcast, damp days highlight the colours. Car trips in … Continue reading What rules?
1740/16th September 2022 It's a little hard to know what to write today. The other evening I got a call from my old travel buddy, Tim, just back from India and bursting to tell me all about his trip. When he calls, it's never brief, so I went outside with my camera and took some … Continue reading Emma
0710/18th September 2022 Breakfast! So many mouths to feed! "There's another plan scuppered", I said coming in from the garden. After breakfast, Blackie had installed herself for the duration on the big pillow which these days is on my bed because that's where certain cats prefer it. "So, I'll change my sheets tomorrow.." "The only … Continue reading My thing
Lily When accommodating numerous aging pets, it's always good idea to do a daily head check. My house is modest but offers sufficient nooks and crannies for my charges to conceal themselves, which is something cats will do for any number of reasons, the most significant being ill health. You would think it would be … Continue reading Head count
0657/16th September 2022 This morning's colour was a delicate shade of apricot Which suddenly turned very opaque! The mist appeared to rise into what had been a clear sky. And shafts of light broke the resultant cloud. Not long after, the hill opposite lit up briefly. Nature's light show. This time of year, the early … Continue reading Teetering. Or not…
0658/15th September 2022 There really is something special about dawn's early light, especially at this time of year. Thoughts of indoor, domestic activities this morning were scuppered the moment I went outside to find we had been blessed with a stunning day. Warm and bright with a delightful cool breeze. A glance at the milkweed … Continue reading Low maintenance cats
1726/12th September 2022 All summer we have had storm warnings and you keep those things in mind, but you can't stay home under battened hatches, "just in case". It all depends on the prevailing wind on the day. You may get showers, thunder and lightening or you may not even get wet at all. When … Continue reading Putt-putt