Sophia is spooked. We have no idea why. She has always been very timid, very afraid of strangers and it is only recently that she has come to trust me again. More or less. Today being cleaning day is not much help, especially since the vacuum cleaner has developed an annoying tune. Grant had sorted … Continue reading What now!
A second blog?
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?
23rd Mat 2023 "Zoomer, are you stuffing your face?" "No, missus. I's got toof-ache!" . "On boff sides!" . "Is da wicked pussycat locked up?" . Dee Dee did a bad thing the other day. She seized a chipmunk. . "I wos very frighted!" Fortunately, Grant arrived on the scene in the nick of time. … Continue reading Zoomer
1815/6th May 2023 Every time I see it happen, it's as if it's the first time. I've been enjoying the early evening light here for nearly 5 years. But I still rush outside for these brief moments when floodlights bathe our trees... ..after first checking that I won't be disturbing someone's dinner... . Last summer … Continue reading Substitutes
27th April 2023 Taking photographs ensures that there will always be a sunny image available. Today seems a little undecided. This day we arrived home to find a Red-breasted Woodpecker snacking on suet. Undisturbed by the garage door. . But the groundhogs have gone shy... Once they are awake, it has been our experience in … Continue reading Backing up
0653/31st March 2023 There are days and not a few, when Word Press tries my considerable bank of patience. Perhaps the bank is less considerable these days. God knows I've had to make withdrawals to get this far. No doubt it's just me making exceptional demands. It's why I don't attempt to change my format … Continue reading Above ground
0826/24th March 2023 The day commenced every bit as blah as yesterday. A single White-crowned sparrow came to cheer me. It probably had not yet spotted His Nibbs lurking. This was just a transitory visit, after all. Nibbs is not on its radar. . Nibbs however was hardly a threat. The indoor gang were getting … Continue reading Silhouettes
21st February 2023 27th February 2023 A different look. "Snow? I laugh at snow!" The trees are undaunted! Hawks in trees. Early light with snow on the ground, very pleasing. . On the way, yet again, to Clifton Park. . The geese were waking up with cold bottoms. Grant tells me that wildfowl get themselves … Continue reading What matters
0707/2nd February 2023 Dumping ice out of the water bowls this morning, I sent a mental message down the groundhog hole: "If I was you mate, I'd stay put!" Whoever thought groundhogs would want to emerge from hibernation on the 2nd of February? Of course they don't! A few of the poor creatures get dragged … Continue reading Borderline
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