12th August 2022 Frustrated by my first attempt to create a post, I breathed deep, counted to ten and went outside. At 6 am when I went out I'd come back in for a sweater, but I was astonished that by late morning there was still a cool breeze. Surprised and delighted, of course. New … Continue reading “A bit of rain”
Early evening brought visitors to the lower field yesterday. It was hard to count, but there were at least 6. They looked up as I snapped their pics and then jumped the far wall to another property. The Farmer's Almanac says this is to be a long, cold Winter. It will be hard for them. … Continue reading Mr Green
2016/3rd August 2021 Do you think my life would make a good sitcom? Last night I glanced out the window, saw the sky and went running out the front door, only to notice a doe with her fawn not 20 feet away. "Oh, sorry!" I said, like the Englishwoman I am, turned around and rushed … Continue reading Wot I worry about
0743/11th July 2021 There is a name for this , but I can't find it because I don't know how to describe it to Google. Refraction of light. My aviation friends would know what it's called, but I don't have one on speed dial. How I wish I'd paid more attention to little things much … Continue reading Lowering my horizon
7th July 2021 Playing with the macro lens, I made new friends: They were no more cooperative than my larger pals. Japanese Lady Beetle. It is said that meeting one of these is a sign that your creative pursuits will bring prosperity in the future. Also to make use of your vivid imagination. Well then! … Continue reading Wee things
Canada Geese family 1st June 2021 An early phone call roused me this morning and I was asked what plans I had for the day. Plans? Unless there is a medical appointment, I don't make plans. I just wait to see what happens. This morning, however, something prompted me to get out my macro lens … Continue reading Tiny things
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…?
... Sheer willpower got me from my bed this morning. Or maybe it was the cats clamoring for breakfast. They do that, and woe betide if it's late. Groan. I was sore! ... In the end, yesterday, I dragged my sorry butt out to the garden. Mostly to deal with a bag of "dirt". Seriously. … Continue reading Grumpy gardener