18th July 2021 It rained a lot in the night again, but we are not quite as submerged as this picture maybe suggests! Raindrops always fascinate me and this is simply rainwater caught in a spiderweb. Spiderwebs are neat too, of course. My camera finds pictures in the simplest things. These are grasses blowing in … Continue reading Surprises
17th July 2021 The other reason I'm not wild about July is because things start to "go over", as Mum would have said. For as long as I can remember, I've always hated the sight of dead flowers, be they in a vase or in the garden. Mum couldn't bear to throw out cut flowers … Continue reading Bugs
14th July 2021 This is depressing. Please don't let me bring you down... Itching, scratching,baking I do not like July. It makes me want to cry But why? When so many of my kind... Vast numbers come to mind, Have good reason for tears, So very many fears, While here I sit Discomfited a bit. … Continue reading Spectator
14th July 2021 Yesterday I found a few cute pictures and somehow put together a bland post, forcing myself not to dwell on thoughts that were trying to occupy my mind. Those thoughts are not likely to go away any time soon. In no way am I remotely qualified to comment on the situation, so … Continue reading How?
!0th July 2021 "Oh, it's all right!" he cried, "I'm quite alive. Just dust bathing!" This was the baby thrasher in the driveway, on the last day there was actually dust rather than mud! Dust and weeds, as you can well see. But pulling them up is a pointless waste of time. Not that I … Continue reading Poor birdy
0743/11th July 2021 There is a name for this , but I can't find it because I don't know how to describe it to Google. Refraction of light. My aviation friends would know what it's called, but I don't have one on speed dial. How I wish I'd paid more attention to little things much … Continue reading Lowering my horizon
1909/9th July 2021 Having attended to the bird feeders and water bowls before breakfast, I ruled that the garden would be out of bounds for the rest of the day. Yesterday in the short time I spent outside, I managed to wrench my left shoulder. Possibly pulling the invasive vine off the invasive honeysuckle.... Overnight … Continue reading “Not” a garden day
7th July 2021 Playing with the macro lens, I made new friends: They were no more cooperative than my larger pals. Japanese Lady Beetle. It is said that meeting one of these is a sign that your creative pursuits will bring prosperity in the future. Also to make use of your vivid imagination. Well then! … Continue reading Wee things
7th July 2021 On 25th June I wrote about anniversaries and how in my case they are better forgotten as they tend to have negative connotations. However, I realized the other day that a different sort of anniversary has just passed. It ought to be a positive, I suppose. I will compromise, not calling it … Continue reading One year on…
7th July 2021 "Do you want to come?" asked Grant, on the way to Hannaford's. "Nooo" I responded with a quivering tone. Too many "expeditions" in a week overwhelm me. And we can't have that. Nothing of interest having occurred in the last 24 hours, (which is just as well), I shall tell you what … Continue reading Discombobulation?