1935/23rd August 2021 1944/23rd August 2021 Rainbows are becoming a daily event in these parts but it's always the light that follows which is so amazing and last night was particularly dazzling, otherworldly almost. A surprisingly and much welcomed good night's sleep helped motivate me to attempt a little light gardening this morning, before the … Continue reading Resentful!
13th June, 2021 It's always so nice to see colourful flowers in the field. But Summer is so not my time of year! For me, it's a time when there is too much happening. That mostly means the out-of-control garden . But summer has always been a challenge. As a child, my asthma attacks were … Continue reading Losing one’s tribe
4th December 2019 Nope. It's not snowing. Yesterday a few flakes fell, amounting to nothing and today, once more is bright and sunny. It's way too warm for this time of year! Last year, at this time, it was very seasonal. My Christmas tree looked so good. Maybe I'm daft, but I love snow. This … Continue reading Too warm!
Clear sky in Cambridge taken just an hour before........ We were supposed to have a wonderful moon rise last night, the last of this year's Super moons. Instead we got this A cat disagreement got me up around midnight and I caught this: Not quite the same. Humbug. But you can't win them all. ... … Continue reading May Moon
If I went back outside and took this same picture on my phone, I would be able to identify it, using Plantnet.com, except that there are apparently "Technical Difficulties". Ah yes, technical difficulties. When I was a child we were not as bothered by those, as so many things back then were done manually. Like … Continue reading This modern world
As I was scratching my brain for a topic this morning, I received a phone call from a faraway friend and we chatted about other, long-ago friends. One of them was the first person I chanced to work with when I joined British Airways. That first day on the job, I was dispatched to work … Continue reading My friend Larry
An early appointment this morning had me rising before dawn. Colin & Penny conspired to deprive me of the reduced amount of sleep I may have had. Penny curled up comfortably by my feet. My bed is huge, but when Colin came to join us, he placed himself so that, by extending a paw, he … Continue reading DAWN
Since I mentioned anxiety yesterday, I thought I would write about my experience with it. I've always found some benefit in reading other people's perspectives. When I was still very young, and at boarding school in Cambodia, I prided myself on being strong-minded. I was aware that I had experienced a number of things most … Continue reading Panic
Imagine, if you will, small concrete open-topped bunkers, twelve in all, four feet high, all in a row. They are octagonal in shape, with an entrance at what will be the rear. They are large enough for four people to occupy, standing. About 10 feet away, in front of the bunkers, are 6 pairs of … Continue reading Ticket counter stories
Snow, they say is coming.... First it was "2-3 inches ", Then 2-4,... 3-6. Now they say 5 to 9. But where is it? Not started yet. Not here anyway. Kind of wrinkly clouds. Maybe if they got a poke It would all come down. It's sort of like waiting for the visit of a … Continue reading Snow events