21st November 2022 Something is missing. It's been missing since last Saturday. But I only noticed yesterday. How did I not see that it was gone for two days? Something I've looked at every day for four years. Let us say it was because of the snow showers... A feeble excuse. I notice stuff. Stuff … Continue reading Gone
0730/20th November 2022 No two days are ever the same. After taking these pictures, I caught the rare sight of two squirrels peacefully sharing a meal on the patio. The camera being still in hand, I snapped a photo. Then I looked up to see what other creatures might be about and: "Oh! Hello!" We … Continue reading Caption?
June 2019 Patches used to be Sophia's cuddle-buddy Originally a foursome. Sadly Bu and Bob passed on. Sophia and Patches made the long road journey from Seattle in 2018 and settled into their new home which was very different. Instead of living in one room with a couple of other cats, they suddenly had a … Continue reading Recount
14th November 2022 A Toby bulletin: No matter how much we feed him, he's still very thin. He's old and he's arthritic. For how long, I don't know, but he seems to have come back from the brink once more. He is not quite as wobbly and his face is more animated. If you relate … Continue reading Saturday at Sugar Maple
1532/17th November 2022 There are other pictures I intend to post, but in the meantime new visions occurred! Yesterday morning I went out briefly to get the latest Covid booster but for the rest of the day I remained at home and Nature laid on a show that had me running in and out. Yesterday's … Continue reading A non-event
17th November 2022 Today can't decide what mood to be in. So it's gone for gloomy with bright intervals. First snow yesterday did not amount to much. The bird baths were slushy but not frozen. Though the sparrows made a big deal of it. Till the pigeons arrived. The cardinals are much more refined, and … Continue reading Big deal
0645/15th November 2022 "Did you put the kettle on?" asked Grant, carrying Penny around for her good morning tour of the windows. "Yes, I did. (I always do) Hello Penny!" Halfway through our breakfast routine: "My coffee is cold. You said you put the kettle on!" Well I almost always do. But as I went … Continue reading Zoom
10th November 2022 Now that the full glory of Fall is past, we have arrived at another stage, according to the Carolyn Smith very unofficial Fall guide... Colour is still important but it is now more subtle. What I look for now is light, shapes and textures, But there is still more colour than you … Continue reading What a bore
10th November 2022 Trees at the Eye-care clinic. This may be what is called "marcescence": the retention of dead plant organs. Someone may be able to set me straight on this. Regrettably my knowledge of trees is very lacking. The book I obtained for guidance is not much help, probably because I never have the … Continue reading Labels…
10th November 2022 Last Thursday saw us off to the vet to collect a "trial" medication for Toby. It's only an eight-minute trip but it's a scenic journey at any time of year. Our path is once more open to the sky. Left turn at the crossroad. Vermont is straight ahead. We picked up pills … Continue reading My style!