0815/27th October. Off to Clifton Park "Do you think we'll need the air conditioner again?" ...asked the man last week. "No! It's October!" As I said it, I knew I shouldn't have. . Luckily, the thermometre stalled at 74F/23C. The air conditioner did not need to be re-activated, but we drove along yesterday with both … Continue reading Bodies of water
18th October 2023 In Washington State, I lived for 18 years surrounded by the Cascades and almost in the shadow of the 14,411 foot Mt Rainier. Where I live now, by comparison is positively flat. . When I first came to live in New York, though, it was on Long Island. At a max altitude … Continue reading Navigator
0710/14th October 2023 "Red sky in the morning" "Shepherd's warning." It may have been true, in the old days, back in England. The New England saying is: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute." . We set off to see what we would see. The provisional destination was The Salem Art Works which … Continue reading A very nice place
1643/10th October 2023 It's cleaning day and I think there may be an escape plan in the works. A very nice lady comes once a month to prevent us from descending into total squalor. I like her a lot and she really doesn't get in the way at all. But I so dislike the vacuum … Continue reading Backed up!
0725/13th October 2023 This morning's sunrise itself was very ordinary, but then a little ground mist drifted in, forcing me to abandon cat breakfasts. Oh, it's alright. Grant manages quite well without my input. . Sometimes I think it's better when only one of us provides meal service. When two of us are involved they … Continue reading Missing!
0743/5th October 2023 This day the morning mist was sepia. It fits well, into the gallery of images I've been collecting of late. It's a very brown sort of period. . There is, of course, a place for brown as our friend Zoomer demonstrates. Zoomer is a little brown furry creature that is stocking up … Continue reading Cheeky
3rd October 2023 Tuesday was another day too good to spend indoors. There was a vague plan in the driver's mind to which I simply nodded and agreed. It isn't possible to go wrong up here. . We started off on this particular road in order to view the tree. We happened upon this tree … Continue reading Encounters
1055/27th September 2023 Since we were going that way today, I thought I would take a photograph for comparison to the one (left) that I posted yesterday, taken on the same day, last year. . The geese are consistent anyway! . Harvesting. I'm not sure what grain. . "Hey guys, you missed a bit!" You … Continue reading Dawn & dusk
1720/13th september 2023 The Battle of the Open Doors. It seemed I had no hope of winning as the reason they are open twice a day for 15 minutes is to allow the cats access/egress. Apparently some dreadful thing might befall us if the little dears had to wait a nano-second to be let in. … Continue reading Making a case
6th September 2023 "Excuse me?" "If it's not too much trouble," "Could you come back inside," "We would quite like breakfast." . "Um, would now be suitable?" "She's not even listening." . "Maybe I'll just nibble this little flower." "Please flower, may I eat you?" Muffin is very polite. She would never eat a plant … Continue reading Woe’d