10th November 2022 Now that the full glory of Fall is past, we have arrived at another stage, according to the Carolyn Smith very unofficial Fall guide... Colour is still important but it is now more subtle. What I look for now is light, shapes and textures, But there is still more colour than you … Continue reading What a bore
1810/22nd October 2022 Although our view faces east, the sky often lights up at dusk with a warm glow. This morning, very similar clouds had a much cooler appearance, but while it was a chilly morning there was no frost last night. Washing dishes can still be entertaining even though the groundhogs seem finally to … Continue reading Entertainment
0915/15th October 2022 Most days now start with mist, often quite dense and so it was on Saturday, but as it cleared we debated taking another drive on a weekend. Everywhere else I have lived, I avoided driving on weekends or in rush hour. Here, we decided, this would not be a problem. We paused … Continue reading Saturday…
0705/13th October 2022 It's that awkward time of year where the weather can't make up its mind. When I came in from my "rounds" this morning, I thought I should have to fetch back out a t-shirt, but before I got around to it, I was closing windows against a chill wind. Which was rather … Continue reading Road up
0726/9th October 2022 It was not a hard frost, but there was a thin coating of ice on the bird baths this morning. Having abandoned working under the roof when temperatures rose, Grant decided he could get that project sorted out today. In theory, it was to be a small repair to a hole in … Continue reading Jack’s house
0805/7th October 2022 Before I'd even had a chance to look at yesterday's pictures, Grant was urging me to abandon this morning's chores to go outside and take some more. It's getting a bit out of hand and I've looked at so many now, things are starting to blur. But everything changes, from minute to … Continue reading How many ways?
3rd October 2022 Willow has no expectations of becoming an "only" cat but she is very snooty about sharing her space with her housemates. She seems to like being around me but only under her special terms. She requires personal space. It was to accommodate this that I moved my bed into the room where … Continue reading What time is it?
0710/18th September 2022 Breakfast! So many mouths to feed! "There's another plan scuppered", I said coming in from the garden. After breakfast, Blackie had installed herself for the duration on the big pillow which these days is on my bed because that's where certain cats prefer it. "So, I'll change my sheets tomorrow.." "The only … Continue reading My thing
"No Parking" "No Stopping", "No Standing", "No Left Turn", "No Right Turn", My dad drove to Ipswich, where my brother's boarding school was located. In one side and out the other. It was as if they didn't want us. That was nearly 60 years ago. Imagine what it must be like now? Signs. They punctuate … Continue reading Cycles
1900/27th August 2022 Becoming a countrywoman in 2018, I found I could not pass by a window without looking out. Wild animals are often nearby and timing is everything. Even if there is no bird or animal in sight, I can usually be certain of a strangely shaped cloud. And failing that, it makes me … Continue reading Dog days