Hudson River, Stillwater, NY 8th May 2023 With political problems becoming ever more complicated in 1962, after six years in South East Asia, my parents sent me to boarding school back in England. How they selected a school run by Catholic nuns, I'm not sure but that is where I spent the next two years. … Continue reading School days
0935/27th February 2023 If the ten-day outlook is to be believed, we shall not be seeing a clear blue sky for some time and precipitation will vary from snow to rain with intermittent freezing. When we got to the clinic yesterday, I was compelled to photograph the icicles since, as you may know, ice is … Continue reading Sunburn?
Chicken or egg?
25th February 2022 Which one came first, the chicken or the egg? Brushing off the porch this morning I was mulling over what Grant and I had just been talking about and a song popped into my head: "If I ruled the world" If I ruled the world Every day would be the first day … Continue reading Chicken or egg?
1st June 2021 Yesterday I mentioned a lady who was afraid of birds. She was a close friend of my mother. They endured WW2 together in London, though I hardly heard either of them speak of it. Her name was May Petrie. My brother and I called her Aunty May. She always looked very smart, … Continue reading Remembering May
0700/19th March 2021 or 1200 according to my confused camera Throughout the night, it howled and moaned and roared like a great lumbering beast in its death throws. It rattled the windows, whistling through all available cracks, clattering the porch furniture and creating a veritable symphony among the wind chimes. Suddenly, mid-morning it stopped dead, … Continue reading Wind
It's just as well Mr. Katz has given up writing about dogs, because I have had to give up reading about animals and I couldn't not read another by Jon Katz! It's hard, having a large number of animals, because you need to be always half prepared for one of them to pass on. One … Continue reading Strange bequest
Yesterday as I played with the editing of my tree photograph I couldn't decide which look I preferred. Then when I drew my curtains this morning, it was like "oh, it's Winter again!" That is something I wasn't expecting, but it is only March and what's a bit more snow? Suits me. Yesterday was so … Continue reading Memorials