1542/12th May 2023 "Clouds?" "You wanted clouds?" They do say you get what you ask for. . While I don't seriously believe that a person can whisk up the weather conditions they desire, I have reevaluated my thoughts about getting what you ask for. . . Late in the afternoon I refresh the water bowls … Continue reading What you ask for
27th April 2023 The scenic route to our veterinary clinic, and other parts. We have always wondered what this old building was in its working life. Would you believe a chicken coop? A neighbour who has lived in the area a very long time assures us it was so. The last thing I would have … Continue reading What is it?
0845/23rd September 2022 It always seems that on even the gloomiest days, a ray of sun finds the house across the valley. Equally if there is a single unusual cloud about, that is where it will park itself, though without blocking the sun! Until it sets, anyway. Last week some 30 or more wild turkeys … Continue reading That house
29th June 202 There's no telling where we'll end up when we go out for a drive. We may set off in a particular direction but then we go where the spirit takes us. June 29th it was Lake Cossayuna. Earlier, we had found Carter's Pond and Grant had remarked that being close to a … Continue reading Sea and sky
1730/9th April 2022 Yesterday, I boldly pronounced, was a dreary no-hoper. By now I ought to know better. Though I did still keep my eyes on a window. And at 1740...hmmm...is that blue? Yes, indeed. It was late, but there was hope after all. For the past three weeks, my eyesight has been screwy. More … Continue reading Raiders!
0710/17th February 2022 Yesterday afternoon Grant took me to an eye appointment, re-scheduled due to a recent ice storm. Rain which had been forecast was just arriving, but fortunately not in the predicted torrents. Our lane that takes us to the main road was a muddy mess and on either side, the fields had turned … Continue reading Nuts?
12th May, 2021 "Thunderhead" and "Flicka" (his mother) were the names of horses that I read about as a child. After reading "Black Beauty" first, of course. How I loved those stories. How I wanted a horse. "Thunderhead" was such a wonderful name for a horse. Is it why clouds fascinate me? They compel me … Continue reading Thunderhead
A break in the clouds. I hope it means clear skies ahead....for everyone Ever since I came back east, I've been "shooting" the sky. Except on a plain grey day, such as we have now, there is always something different to view. Some new form of art. Things that fly have always caught my attention, … Continue reading A healthy addiction
When I was a toddler, I apparently already had firm beliefs in what I did and didn't like. My mother, intending to freshen something, perhaps even my cot, took the opportunity, one day while we were out, to purchase a can of paint. As I daresay anyone else would have, she placed the item in … Continue reading Celestial canvas
At least today it's not 100F degrees, like it is in Siberia, where the average June high is 68F. Verkhoyansk, Siberia is the place with the coldest ever recorded temperature of -90F in 1892. Needless to say, such high temperatures are hugely problematic, forest fires, melting ice cap and all sorts. Everyone has problems these … Continue reading It’s Hot…