0630/14th April 2023 The temperature hit 85 degrees (29 C) yesterday. Beneath a glaring sun it felt a good deal warmer and the house became very stuffy, necessitating activation of the air- conditioner. This seems very premature as there is still the chance we may get frost and even snow, though that appears most unlikely … Continue reading Cat chase
13th April 2023 When you are tired, rundown, dispirited, or out of sorts in any number of ways, you exude negative energy. That's my theory. And it explains why on days like this, nothing wants to work for me. Camera, cellphone, computer. Or maybe that's an excuse for just being a lame brain. . It … Continue reading Willows
1300/28th June 2021 Is it my imagination, or are things flourishing this year? We seem to have so many more birds at the feeders, so many young animals running about. And the plants (that have not been chewed by groundhogs) seem to be having growth spurts. Or maybe it's just that last year nothing seemed … Continue reading Bumper year?
0845/22nd May 2021 Snow? Well no. That's all those pretty yellow flowers, gone to seed: Still pretty, in my view. On left: Tatarian honeysuckle? These are infant camellias. At least that's what I think I planted. Here's what happened to one of them: Isn't that sad? Perhaps it will keep trying. Some plants don't give … Continue reading The law of threes
1645/20th May 2021 88 F After a late morning appointment yesterday, we returned to a delightfully cool house, Summer having chosen to arrive early. The oppressiveness of the previous night had caused us to uncover the air conditioner, which I don't especially like, but am never-the-less grateful for when temperatures rise above 80 F. Even … Continue reading “Close”