1738/15th September 2023 A watercolour sky. No drama. A gentle blending and deepening. . . 0700/16th September This morning's aquatic sky soon became a grey overcast, but rain held off which pleased Grant who is doing things outside. . Topping up the bird feeders yesterday, my eyes travelled to the bottom field. Unable to distinguish … Continue reading Black hole!
1720/13th september 2023 The Battle of the Open Doors. It seemed I had no hope of winning as the reason they are open twice a day for 15 minutes is to allow the cats access/egress. Apparently some dreadful thing might befall us if the little dears had to wait a nano-second to be let in. … Continue reading Making a case
1630/6th August 2023 There were interesting contrails yesterday afternoon. Usually, they are straight lines. So what was that one about? . Sometimes we don't see contrails for long periods. Then suddenly it's naughts and crosses all over the sky. Prevailing winds and traffic patterns I suppose. If I was so inclined I could trace them … Continue reading Somewhere
24th May 2023 Yesterday morning, I was summoned to the far end of the upper field, to view the lush results of planting deer grass. Whether this was the intended end product, I've no idea since I did not read the packet. . But the flowers are quite lovely. And bees love clover. . Now … Continue reading A second blog?
0630/24th May If forty years of psychotherapy did one thing for me, it taught me how to recognise "triggers" By identifying the source of an emotion, you can understand it, deal with it and move on, instead of allowing it to fester. . If I could zero in on my WP problems maybe I could … Continue reading Dominoes
1740/16th September 2022 It's a little hard to know what to write today. The other evening I got a call from my old travel buddy, Tim, just back from India and bursting to tell me all about his trip. When he calls, it's never brief, so I went outside with my camera and took some … Continue reading Emma
Depression. The tropical kind. We are approximately under the "i" in Warning. For us personally, likely not a problem, but for local farmers a cause for some anxiety, given the amount of rain we have already had. No-one escapes Nature's vengeance. But still she has her tender side.... . "What purpose do they serve", I … Continue reading Climbing away…
1653/15th June 2021 1720... . . . When the sky looks like this, I begin to get excited. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. 1730 ...and at 1732....down came the rain... ...in torrents.. Captivated by the downpour, unbelievably, I didn't notice the very wet deer down below! But then..... As so often happens, the … Continue reading Nature paints
Books about animals are almost inevitably sad and it came to a point where I just had to stop reading them. "Providence of a Sparrow" by Chris Chester, for example. A bird story that reduced me to a quivering wreck. It was so terribly poignant and about a sparrow. The little bird in this picture … Continue reading Not “just a sparrow”
At last it looks like Winter, even if it isn't really all that cold. It's barely freezing. And here I am with a ton of heavy sweaters that I thought I would need, upstate NY. Of course, my body thermostat is completely haywire. I seem doomed to be either too hot or too cold. Or, … Continue reading Who a cat loves