0656/6th May,2021 The joy of waking to see sunlight streaming in after the soggy weather we've had of late! Glancing outside, I noted significant cloud banks surrounding us and I wondered, were they coming or going? But pretty soon the wind chimes indicated a healthy breeze and as I watched, I could see that the … Continue reading Invaders
1803/22nd April 2021 In late afternoon, the sun made a feeble showing, weakly illuminating spots on the facing hill. Even then, snowflakes drifted down. There may well have been a "snowbow" out there, but I decided it was too cold to go and look. Why is it cold weather in Spring is more bothersome than … Continue reading Weed management
How nice it would be to fly free, like a bird. But they have a tough life too. Here's who doesn't have a tough life. Story in pictures: . Can you believe I let the little shit do it? Eat my flowers. Defy me. I did. I'm a useless gardener, but it's nice that I … Continue reading Alternate flower treatments…
July sky July seems to be lasting forever. While this rather rubbish year has generally rocketed along, suddenly here in the middle of July it feels endless. Maybe it's just that I never did like Summer much. In my childhood I was asthmatic and all the pollen and dust of summer made me suffer. But … Continue reading Long stormy July
Bird's foot trefoil A few days ago Lawn Man turned up suddenly and went whizzing around. I was quite pleased he hadn't come the week before as scheduled, because with the extended dry weather, my so-called lawn had mostly curled up and died. I had been wondering if Lawn Man would come anyway offering the … Continue reading Decimation!
Did I not say, that when rain came, it would be fierce? The storm in these particular photos was tornado-like. When I looked up, there was a big swirl of cloud all around us with a blue bit in the middle. I love to take pictures of storms but when there is lightning, I'm not … Continue reading Stormy weather
A sudden, loud clap of thunder, directly overhead at breakfast this morning, sent Blackie skittering about the house with eyes like saucers. She then hunkered down in the chair opposite and fixed a very cross look on me, as if it was my fault. The others weren't exactly pleased, either. It's not very nice to … Continue reading Hatching a plot
If Willow chooses not to sleep in my room, I have to go looking for her at bedtime, to kiss her goodnight. Crazy, I know. The point is, I find myself meandering around in the dark with a flashlight, because putting lights on would wake all the other cats...bad idea. Anyway, I like to look … Continue reading Lampyridae
Wild lilac (?) blowing in a stiff, warm breeze It always happens this way, Summer arriving like a slap in the face. One day it's deliciously cool, next day it's like someone opened an oven door. And the natural World reacts with a terrific growth spurt. This is my second Summer in this house and … Continue reading Tickled…?