0815/27th October. Off to Clifton Park "Do you think we'll need the air conditioner again?" ...asked the man last week. "No! It's October!" As I said it, I knew I shouldn't have. . Luckily, the thermometre stalled at 74F/23C. The air conditioner did not need to be re-activated, but we drove along yesterday with both … Continue reading Bodies of water
0725/13th October 2023 This morning's sunrise itself was very ordinary, but then a little ground mist drifted in, forcing me to abandon cat breakfasts. Oh, it's alright. Grant manages quite well without my input. . Sometimes I think it's better when only one of us provides meal service. When two of us are involved they … Continue reading Missing!
1640/6th October 2023 Waiting for the stragglers to come home for supper the other day, I heard an unusual bird call up in the woods and turning around I was dazzled. Rays of the descending Sun caught me like a floodlight. The afternoon had been heavily overcast, but Sun always gets the last word. So … Continue reading Heads up
1055/27th September 2023 Since we were going that way today, I thought I would take a photograph for comparison to the one (left) that I posted yesterday, taken on the same day, last year. . The geese are consistent anyway! . Harvesting. I'm not sure what grain. . "Hey guys, you missed a bit!" You … Continue reading Dawn & dusk
6th September 2023 "Excuse me?" "If it's not too much trouble," "Could you come back inside," "We would quite like breakfast." . "Um, would now be suitable?" "She's not even listening." . "Maybe I'll just nibble this little flower." "Please flower, may I eat you?" Muffin is very polite. She would never eat a plant … Continue reading Woe’d
1850/29th August 2023 It's not far off a hundred years ago that George Formby sang about what he saw: "When I'm cleaning windows." I think of it, when I'm doing dishes: . Mrs Groundhog is getting round! . The little one is filling out too, though it is svelte by comparison! Mrs G was so … Continue reading A few more things I’ve seen
1920/26th August 2023 "Master Sparrow! It's eating our nuts!" . " Master S told us to fly up in its face." "But it went right on chomping?" "It was sitting on our wheelbarrow!" "How did it get its fat ass up there?" . "That's rather unkind talk!" "Do you call me fat behind my back?" … Continue reading Only yesterday
2012/4th August 2023 One could only conclude from the evidence, that the weather Gods were in a very bad mood yesterday. . When, after 24 hours of grumbles the rain stopped, thick mist came to replace it. But at least it was quiet and Dee Dee could come out of hiding. . "Thunder?" "It sounds … Continue reading Returns
0840/10th July 2023 The 24-hour rule holds. Weather forecast + 24 hours=WET Wet birds, wet groundhogs Wet everything. . Monday morning pigeon scrum. Mr Cowbird listening in... "So this is what I heard, down the other place..." If anyone's going to have a gossip, it would be the pigeons. . Gimpy Crow came for an … Continue reading Advice?
1853/4th July 2023 The storm which blew in late yesterday may have been brief but it was vicious and I thought perhaps it would flatten the Yucca flowers. But they survived. The stems are very hardy and the flowers quite sturdy. We lost power for about three minutes which was just enough to bring me … Continue reading Apres storm