0815/21st March 2023 Since the turn of the year, anxiety has begun to creep in around the edges. Lots of little things contribute that are of no importance what so ever. The new tax year. Big deal. That's what I pay an accountant for. A few friends still exchange birthday cards with me and it … Continue reading Lighting the fuse
7th February 2023 "Ahoy! Complaints Department!" "There are squirrels in our breakfast!" . Mr/Mrs Cow are welcome. They are polite." "And wait their turn." "Long-beaks think they own the world." "Rude. Pushy. Pugilists." "Oh. That's a long word for a Sparrow. I think I'm going to faint." . "The little red one's alright." "She's got … Continue reading Sparrow woe
A few mornings ago as I finished my tea, I spotted a "dule" of mourning doves in the tree we call the 'waiting room' but before I could focus properly, they had all bogged off leaving one brave soul to pose. Or maybe it had been asleep. It looked a little bemused: "Where'd everyone go?" … Continue reading On going challenge
0745/11th February 2021 Time seems to be getting away from me at the moment. These pictures were of the last snowfall which didn't amount to much but I was captivated by the way the rising sun lit up the tiny flakes. Those really are snowflakes, not dirt on the lens! It was quite glorious that … Continue reading February
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
Taken earlier, in the Spring Tuesday wasn't the best. That was steroid epidural day, the onset of the MEGA headache. But it wasn't just that. When we got home, we noticed a little dove sitting in the grass just outside the living room. Sitting, not moving. We had it happen once before and that one … Continue reading Little lives count
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!
A drawing I did long ago of Palemale, the Central Park Red Tail hawk A sudden thud suggested that a bird had hit a window. Jumping up, I hurried to look out, hoping not to find a poor creature in distress. I was astonished to find myself staring into the sharply focused, very much alive … Continue reading The Dove and the Hawk