12th May, 2021 "Thunderhead" and "Flicka" (his mother) were the names of horses that I read about as a child. After reading "Black Beauty" first, of course. How I loved those stories. How I wanted a horse. "Thunderhead" was such a wonderful name for a horse. Is it why clouds fascinate me? They compel me … Continue reading Thunderhead
20th March 2021 The Polar Cap is not melting, I've decided, it's just shifted to Cambridge and is currently situated above the flower bed I was hoping would produce Spring flowers. That is not going to happen anytime soon, obviously, as one cannot even chip away the ice. I don't think I've ever seen anything … Continue reading Illusions
1716/27th February 2021 Some things are just not going to cheer you up. Like being asked to confirm that you are still alive. Now if I'm not, how am I going to be able to communicate the fact? These days, one cannot take for granted that such a request is even legit, but this one … Continue reading Obsessed?
1020/10th February 2021 There's a saying here, in Seattle too and no doubt any number of places around the world: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute." The weather here changes so suddenly, it's hard to keep up. Although, lately it's not made a difference to the way the countryside looks. We've been … Continue reading Wait a minute…
21st January, 2021 According to my (very fallible) Oracle, this is what 9% chance of precipitation looks like. As the hill opposite disappeared, I wondered what 100% would look like! The weather has been playing with us for days now. Every night it snows and every day lately we've had flurries but nothing that amounts … Continue reading Predictions
After the rather dark postings of the previous days, I thought it was time to play with light, literally: My bed was too warm this morning, or maybe it was Blackie who kept me there too long, but I missed the actual rising of the sun. But then I noticed the unusual phenomenon as it … Continue reading After the dark
Everyone else is looking forward to Spring but here I am celebrating the final arrival of Winter. I guess I've always been slightly out of step with things! But what can be better than waking up to a white world and stunning blue sky? Footprints in the snow Birds waiting for their breakfast. It's so … Continue reading A bright white day