3rd May, 2021 Thrashers at the watering hole yesterday afternoon. As far as I know, their lives are no harder than any other bird's. Except that I can never bring their name to mind when I see one, so they get called "Flashers" or "Dashers" or even "Road Runner", an entirely different bird. Lovely to … Continue reading It’s a hard life
1534/29th April 2021 Somebody's been taking lessons. Little Red's technique has been adapted to a much larger body. Grey squirrel used to reach the top of the porch post and find himself challenged by gravity, sliding back down. Little Red is so tiny, he doesn't have that problem. He gets to the top and launches … Continue reading Who runs this show?
Tuesday 5th January Monday's snowfall was a mere flurry by comparison to last month's storm that buried these plants and crept up the window. Just the right amount to be really pretty and not a pain. Although our "snowman" who apparently is a one-man operation, did not seem at all pleased! Grant may find himself … Continue reading Snow cats
Dawn, 30th December Dark clouds moved in early, yesterday. Dissipating the loveliness of dawn and bringing sleet and freezing rain late last night. . It was as if that cloud swallowed up the sun. Leaving us with a grey old day. Not such a pretty picture for New Year's Eve. A bump of snow remains … Continue reading Bye bye 2020
This sky was something of a surprise this morning. I didn't expect to see crisscrossed contrails again any time soon. Is this progress? Who knows. There is a definite sense of "every man for himself". So, I plan to be careful and see what develops. Not much else I can do. ************ You know those … Continue reading Aviators
I'm writing a story, Word by word, But I haven't a plan, So it's rather absurd. Rupert's wee story I'll tell with a caution. It may become gory And cause some aversion.... ... Two little finches, side by side ... One is a boy bird, and one is his bride. ... Mister Grosbeak's chest in … Continue reading Without a plan…
Just before I retired last night, I saw a newsflash. Mostly, these days I don't pay attention to those things, because I can't believe a single thing I hear or read anymore from the media. I'm sure some still try to relay the truth, but who knows if they are even able to unravel it. … Continue reading Oh snow!
Our bright morning, yesterday, turned into a rainy afternoon, then as it was growing dusk, I was drawn outside by the light, and by the wild and wonderful sky. I never grow tired of it. Nor the sound of night creatures singing their tunes. Frogs and cicadas, I suppose. The night before, we brought in … Continue reading Wild things
Birds in the apple tree 25th March 2020 My family and my group of friends is very small, so I have been able to check up on them by email to ensure that they are safe. Well, as safe as is possible under these very strange circumstances. If there is one that I worry about, … Continue reading Not knowing…
Then this happened When I went outside this morning to capture shots of glorious Spring in Washington County (NY), the birds were still singing their gay Springtime tune, but not long after they were back sitting on their bush glaring at us through the window. "WTF is THIS?" they said. They are very rude birds. … Continue reading Spring in Cambridge