0715/26th March 2022 Such a promising start... Even the Moon was smiling... . Oh! Looking through last year's photographs I am struck by how colourful they were by comparison to our currently drab vista, the single bright patch being the snow shovel. . Far too soon to tidy the shovel away. The photograph on left … Continue reading 20,21,22
0711/7th February 2022 The narrowest gap in yesterday morning's cloud encouraged the Sun to force its way through. And early birds took to the air, calling out. "You cannot hold me back!" said the Sun. Soon the distant hills came into view... ...and the nearby ridges were bathed in light. Off we went for the … Continue reading “Come back, please”
2016/3rd August 2021 Do you think my life would make a good sitcom? Last night I glanced out the window, saw the sky and went running out the front door, only to notice a doe with her fawn not 20 feet away. "Oh, sorry!" I said, like the Englishwoman I am, turned around and rushed … Continue reading Wot I worry about
Not that I have ever seen the Nazca Lines, except in photographs, but this snail/slug trail reminded me of the patterns depicted by them. Another ancient site I would love to have seen. Things like this fascinate me. My time machine, if I had one, would take me back to see those lines being drawn. … Continue reading Not the Nazca lines…
1514/30th June 2021 It wasn't what I would call a violent storm yesterday, but it was definitely moist. Very refreshing! I love a good rain storm. You know that saying about the lunatics taking over the asylum? We often used to say that in the office, back when I was a working woman, a hundred … Continue reading Who’s in charge?
1300/28th June 2021 Is it my imagination, or are things flourishing this year? We seem to have so many more birds at the feeders, so many young animals running about. And the plants (that have not been chewed by groundhogs) seem to be having growth spurts. Or maybe it's just that last year nothing seemed … Continue reading Bumper year?
Deer tracks In late afternoon, snow tapered off and the sun came out to reveal a changed world. That's our driveway. Somewhere. Finally, I heard a truck outside and a harried looking man came jogging down the path Grant had cleared. Calling out "hi", I went to the door as he almost fell through it, … Continue reading Nature’s decorations
Clicking her heels together and leaping into the air, Joy, this summer's fawn rushed off down the hill as I went out to fill the bird feeders. There she is, on the left. Grown up now, but still full of joy. She had been standing close to the house and I spooked her when I … Continue reading Why I like cold weather
Everyone else is looking forward to Spring but here I am celebrating the final arrival of Winter. I guess I've always been slightly out of step with things! But what can be better than waking up to a white world and stunning blue sky? Footprints in the snow Birds waiting for their breakfast. It's so … Continue reading A bright white day
Behold. Winter is come.The World is silent.Not a whisper to be heardOn this frozen morn. Except for quietShufflingIn the "waiting room" Doves awaitWith patience Food they know will comeFrom a humbleHuman friend. Then smaller birds arriveFor what they can derivePecking at the snowSearching high and low. So precious and so sweetSo perfect and petite Then … Continue reading Frost