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?
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
After receiving my second Covid booster yesterday, we went off once more to Greenwich, passing the horses and other creatures I always call out to. The horse pasture is adjacent to a barn that is in advanced stages of falling down. Sadly, just one of the hundreds we see. Grant muttered about my decision to … Continue reading Booster
20th April 2022 There are Apps which can edit a photograph to look like a painting. I don't have one (that I'm aware of!), yet certain images appear not quite real. Snow on the Green Mountains gave the landscape perspective and nascent leaves lent a fuzzy texture to the trees. Red Maples added a deep … Continue reading Detours
1150/17th April 2022 Spring in New England is like riding a seesaw. 26 degrees (79F) one minute, hail the next. If anyone is having an Easter parade, they are likely to have their bonnet blown away. To be precise, New York is not in New England, having been colonized by the Dutch. But we are … Continue reading Easter in New England
0820/30th March 2022 It was a naughts and crosses type of morning. Cold enough for ice pancakes. Then it was as if the contrails all spread out and merged leaving a thin white cloud cover. Yesterday morning I was coming to grips with an updated computer system that had begun downloading at the precise moment … Continue reading No upgrades!
19th March 2022 A couple of late arrivals flying in to join the massed reunion of migrating birds. The excited chattering alerted us to the assembly yesterday morning, but toward the end of the day Grant called me outside to witness: Red-wings and grackles and the occasional sparrow These are the moments when I long … Continue reading Daily Red
0813/13th March 2022 The darker our world becomes, the more I seem to seek beauty in the little things. Snow on top of a solar light. A hole in the snow Squirrel tracks in the pristine, glinting snow How I wished I could capture the sounds of the early morning. Birds seemed joyful to have … Continue reading Magic
0757/10th March 2022 Yesterday afternoon's sudden, unexpectedly heavy snowfall precipitated a frenzy at the bird feeders and a rare opportunity to get some photos while they were too preoccupied to notice me in the window. Oh, the squawking and scrabbling! "Wow, mate! Don't rock the boat!" Sparrows don't stand a chance when the bully-boys arrive, … Continue reading Frenzy